Saturday, May 21, 2016


There's a pantomime I keep seeing,
though there is no noise : a tall guy on
a skinny platform, says he comes from 
out west. He stands and twirls and holds
out his hands, and catches rain. Even
when there is none. I want to try that
too. What's the use of trying, though,
if the mumbled stern you stand upon
has no bottom? Like Opium Wars in
the China of old. But we've mastered
all that now, and this mime acts bold.
The worst thing I ever sat through was Life.

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