your eyes should be clear by now, & I hope for some time. But to see
Apparently, the parade & parties went on anyway, no problems. I liked
the empty speech, & its figuring of 'freedom' for all -- uh, what was
that word again? What's really galling is to see so many commentators'
call it things like 'sweeping' & even 'lyrical'.
Wow: George W Bush - poet.
In your own town, Fred.
Meanwhile it snowed yesterday and a lot more is on the way. Streets
> adequately or quickly enough cleared here - no money - and the town
> towards chaos. Traffic is also chaotic because traffic has been
> away from downtown. 15th and 17th streets are closed. The extra
> moves west towards our neighborhood. Greater security along the parade
> route than ever in history, and less access or visibility for the
> protestors. There's a movement on the left to protest by not spending
> money today. It has been given zero press attention. And someone
> out that one is still necessarily consuming electricity, gas, and
> I just got back from the eye doctor. Cataracts ten years early
> because of
> the diabetes - but small; was worried that I would need an operation
> coming summer but this specialist said no, see him in a year and we'll
> check. Good news, but my vision is blurry from dilation - as, with
> disgust, I watch the small bit of news I can stand. The symbolism,
> obscure, is overwhelming. Hope you're well.
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The poet is ecstatic, having dreamt of this visit for weeks.
He takes Erato’s face, dribbling and wild, between his hands
and kisses her gently as if she were a runaway teenager.