April 29th, 2008

Let's Get Lost

No, I do not know
what I am talking
about. Nor want
to. Get it? Tips
from a satellite
are great if you
fear getting lost.
But I'd rather
find my way
where there isn't
one, my words
keen to cut through
thickets of ignorance.
There's always more
to do. The trail
only lasts as long
as you walk it.

I Could Use a Little Verfremdung Right Now

This hasn't been a good year for me. The sports teams I identify with have had little good fortune. And the player I spent years defending is not even playing right now. Tonight the Suns, whom I've grown fond of, bit the dust. I'm starting to wonder whether my devotion is bound up with a curse, like appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated. At least I can appreciate good play in spite of my allegiances. Although I don't haven any emotional investment in Chris Paul, for example, I can't help but notice that he really is as good as advertised.