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My Review of Gullivers Travels
I recently finished Gulliver's Travels. Hard to believe I only just now finally got around to reading that book. I do love 18th century English literature, like Henry Fielding, who is another favorite of mine. Of course it was Gulliver's first adventure among the Lilliputians that has captured the public imagination for centuries and is the most famous part of that work, but that was only a small part of this opus. In all he discovers and sojourns in seven fascinating new societies and civilizations. He even manages to briefly stay in Japan as a guest of the emperor. At that time trade with Japan was only open to the Dutch, but Gulliver, who was an Englishman, also had a flair for languages so he was able to convincingly pass himself off as a Dutchman and partake of the Emperor's hospitality.
Gulliver's uncanny gift for languages is an integral ingredient in all these tales, making it possible for him to communicate with and learn about all the hitherto unknown peoples and cultures he
I dreamt I was by a gunky lake
I dreamt I was by a gunky lake on a jr. high campus I believe. people and vegetation and playful dogs. One worried my hand bloody. A mix of girl friends in one young playful blond entity that kept going away and coming back again in different guises as I contemplated by the side of the lake. Tried sketching but nothing came out right.
I find myself on a sort of freeway offramp by a necropolis/retirement village. The girl is living there with her elderly boyfriend. He’s nowhere about. Inside large living room with trees and furniture. He’s nowhere about. She’s still young. We speak. I tell her she’s young. Still living in the present and that living in the past is so lonely. She says I still have my old video tapes. I say they give me no comfort. Could be anyone on those old tapes. I never even watch them. Don’t even know where they are. “Someone just got rejected!” One of her eavesdropping friends says.
I realize I have no idea how I got there.
Truck of misery
Truck of misery
barreling down a highway to oblivion.
The great race brought order
out of chaos
wrought raw iron from the bowels of the earth
and created a gateway to the stars
fought barbarian hordes of near men
and cleared a space for civilization.
our sun is now setting in the west
and the truck speeds off to meet it
and sink with it
into forgotten history.
The lizard like embrace of the parasite
was our swan song,
our biggest and last mistake.
With the patience of Satan
it has bled us dry of our life force
sapped us of our strength
robbed us of our dreams
made us betray our posterity
to mix with wild nigger blood.
Broken World of Misery
Broken World of Misery
In a dilapidated forgotten house is an old splintered drawer, full of bent thumb tacks, brittle rubber bands, broken pencil stubs, stained postage stamps, dead batteries and mismatched screws and washers.
Over the chest of warped and splintered drawers is a smeared and smudgey broken window overlooking a lawn of dying weeds, broken glass and twisted, rusted bicycles covered with barnacles and flaking blue metallic paint. Groaning overhead is a bruised and bleeding sky where a cold, dirty wind whines between countless black, fat and greasy raindrops plopping through the damp, fetid air and exploding sickeningly on the cracked and crumbling asphalt below like tiny bloated mice full of putrid, rotting guts.
A worn, decrepit bus unwillingly forces itself along, shakily wheezing and farting it’s way up and down miserable uneven hills and depressing geographical inconsistencies on an improvised route. The driver is senile and half blind, finding his way only by v
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