this is killing me

a procession of sorts
5 December 1981
photographer/fiber-artist extraordinaire & future prominent literary figure.

or perhaps future astro-physicist.

my current and immediately addressed interests: the human experience, including, but not limited to:

· the biological evolution of humankind

· the way in which society influences our behavior and shapes our world-view

· class structure, social upheaval, and communal apathy

· the effects of religion on the human psyche

· darwinism, as applied to our economy

and now, a poem:

is 5, Four, VII

since feeling is first
who pays any attention
to the syntax of things
will never wholly kiss you;

wholly to be a fool
while Spring is in the world

my blood approves,
and kisses are a far better fate
than wisdom
lady i swear by all flowers. Don't cry
--the best gesture of my brain is less than
your eyelids' flutter which says

we are for eachother: then
laugh, leaning back in my arms
for life's not a paragraph

And death i think is no parenthesis

-e.e. cummings
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