Thursday, January 19, 2006

A martial arts studio's Opening Ceremony
made me think I needed one too.

Grand opening

Your invitation, written on the back of this
grocery receipt now snatched from my hands
(ink smearing) by a boat-tailed grackle whose
aerobatic stunts barrel-roll dive-bomb and
drop it, drifting like a leaf into your hands:

You are cordially invited to my Opening Ceremony
which will include demonstrations of form (please
bring your own crystal lattice/molecular array)
examples of powerfully-applied technique (cleaving
splintered wood together until it sprouts and flowers)
and a candle-lighting in which all who are so moved
can set themselves ablaze, become shooting stars,
let their sparks burn holes in old ideas.

Refreshments will be served.

WWAFD? (What would Audrey Flack do?)

Gilded light

Saturday, January 14, 2006