I had been feeling a little “off”since @Hallowe’en,and had shrugged off the lack of energy as the consequence of my 5 mile daily walk (usually in the hot sun) and general lack of nutritiion. I tried to eat a little bit better and slogged on.
Things stayed pretty much in that vein for a few months. I had little energy or motivation for extracurricular activity but I was able to do a decent job of things at work. Everything else fell by the wayside...I kept my nose as much to the grindstone
Episode 35 of The Dark InSpectre is now online, in which our hero’s confab with the covert operative who’s dating his sis is cut short by a house call to another crime scene.
Here’s an excerpt:
“Jack, I swear this is the truth. If you like, I’ll let you read me, and not just a surface read.”
I sat back, looking at him. He vibed sincere. I didn’t need to read him, the offer was enough. I pursed my lips. “Does Claire know about you and…” I made a vague hand gesture,
in the cave of the heart
by thought, hunger, desire
the body, mind, self
the world without
the necklace that shines
I’m no Nachiketa
the spirit burns
Never tried it, but here we go.
(Oh, and the statue is from Ozymandias)
My brain is a hunk of beef
trapped in a ziplock bag.
It floats in a bowl, filled to brim,
wrapped in the plastic sack.
My brain will kiss the slab tonight –
it’s red but soon I’ll burn:
My coke-bottle love,
my linguini-haired friend –
excuse my brash interjection,
Then and Now
I used to think that being different was bad,
But now I know the only way to be ourselves is to be unique.
I used to think that if I made a new friend, I’d lose one,
But now I know that if I make a new friend I’ll always have room for another.
I used to think that nothing could hurt me,
But now I know that when I DO get hurt I bleed.
I used to think you could get anything by wishing,
But now I know you must work