Starting now, I have three working days off. I have let the basking begin.
I also have three poems in the new Otis Nebula: Mermaids, Box of Sneezing and Dead Headlights.
Mermaids is composed largely of notes I took last year in New Mexico, where I visited the Oppenheimer nuclear museum at Los Alamos, and the folklore museum, where I found the quote about Columbus. The TB stuff is spun off Oppenheimer, and the Emma Goldman anecdote is something my father told me while I was there. He is an Emma Goldman scholar.
The New Mexico connection is why I like the 2 of Hearts cactus card that is on my page so much.
Box of Sneezing is about the texture and sensation of sneezing.
Dead Headlights began from what was originally a line in a ghazal that I made into its own poem.