Every day I wake far away
from my life, in a foreign country.
These people are speaking a strange language.
It is strange to me
and strange, I think, even to themselves.
Why we forget most of our deadly sins and the books we read
"The 'forgetting curve', as it’s called, is steepest during the first 24 hours after you learn something."
Spermageddon: Why the human race could be infertile in 50 years Telegraph. More substance here than the mere clickbait headline.
To see what Amazon does to cities, look to San Bernardino, where unemployment has plummeted—so has quality of life.
What happens tomorrow
has happened a thousand years ago
the same way, to the same end –
and does my ancient memory
say that your false memory
is the history of the featherhearted bird
transformed into a crow atop a marble mountain?
The same woman will be there
on the path to reincarnation
her cage of black hair
her generous and bitter heart
like an amphora full of serpents.
There is no prophecy, things happen
as they have before –
death ﬁnds you in the same bed
lonely and without sorrow, shadowless
as trees wet with night.
There is no destiny, only laws of biology;
ﬁsh splash in water
pine trees breathe on mountains.
Aftermath of a TV interview
Eclipse Archive: The Black Radical TraditionLeonard Schwartz: Cross Cultural Poetics
Benedict Anderson, Imagined CommunitiesWendy Brown, Walled States, Waning SovereigntyAimé Césaire, Discourse on Colonialism,C.S. Giscombe, Border Towns
Ousman Sembene, any of his films, but especially Ceddo, Black Girl, Xala and Moolaadé
TC Tolbert & Tim Trace Peterson, Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics
Isabel Wilkerson, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration
'I am very sorry': Chinese investors keep losing billions online
With Fungi in the Mix, Concrete Can Fill Its Own Cracks Smithsonian