these are the timesdirty beloved


I travel in your head

Let us consider Daniil Kharms, the Russian writer often described as an absurdist, largely unpublished in his lifetime except for his children’s books, who starved to death in the psychiatric ward of a Soviet hospital during the siege of Leningrad, having been put there by the Stalinist government for, among other reasons, his general strangeness.
Daniil Karms via George Saunders and the NYT


When virtue's path his sons refuse.

Eye Contact

...which, unlike bees,

watch over us with their swan-like
necks and open their eyes at the right time
What's so great about the way the papers
blow through alleyways in the evening
like deflated rats? As if pride...
Craig Morgan Teicher
Verse Daily

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