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Spam Comments as (bad) Abstract Poetry

Lately, I have been amused and bewildered by the nature of spam comments turning up in my catcher. Whether they are pushing Canadian Viagra  or  Cartier replicas, the ads are a baffling combination of questionable SEO keywording skills and the bad, abstract poetry that tends to clog the notebooks of morose high school juniors with Edith Sitwell fetishes.

The following poem comprises the funnier bits of the latest of these spam opuses to grace my catcher. Read it and and tell me you don’t want to get your hands on bootleg Viagra or a fake Vuitton!

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you had since received sun and lake and a glow,

and i into them talked closely tanned the sort on its flesh in and back she called excited worried.

in the narrow panic once by his refuge in

holding her shrouds of your white repeater watches. cartier clones dropping silent shoulders from morning then shivering rage

and bore pistols to imagine the only five last wars which leaned

or turned him up.

Yagharek league. California giordino. Aston black martin in the zagato.

he would imagine the daytona – erased door in another bright existence.

On them roared, the creature brick, again as across the euphoria. Himself saw out this silver.

the shiny story which shook broken in their cage at the sign on the

white telephone.

Randomness, travel

Planning Stages

Courtesy of Richard Goerg, istock

My poor, neglected blog! Like so many other elements of my life, it has fallen victim to the almost perverse amount of work I have to do between now and late-summer.

So overwhelmed am I with the working, writing, editing, teaching, visa acquiring, ticket-purchasing, apartment hunting, proposal drafting, project completing, loose ends tying, and various day-to-day minutiae (minutiae-ing?), that even the idea of drafting a detailed to-do list is causing mild heart palpitations.

Not that that’s any excuse or anything, of course.

In the meantime, if anyone has any foolproof suggestions for conquering stress (that are somewhat legal and don’t involve copious a.m. Cab consumption), please send them my way.

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