Abandon Text!

W. H. Auden once said: "Poems are not finished; they are abandoned." I have been abandoning writing projects for many years, since only the pressure of deadline and high expectations ever got me to finish, or even start, anything of merit. This blog is an attempt to create a more consistent, self-directed writing habit. Hopefully a direction and voice will emerge.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

The kick-the-dog war

You know how it is, when someone is working on something really frustrating . . . maybe they're trying to assemble an unyeilding piece of furniture, or twist out a screw with pliers because the head is stripped . . . and with every yank and tug, tools drop, curses are barely contained under one's breathe . . . and then a dog comes bounding up and knocks right into the whole affair. And in one explosive burst of anger . . . YELP! the dog gets kicked.

Somehow, Lebanon seems like the dog that got kicked. I can hear Israel's therapist now: "MY! Such ANGER! Does someone need to vent a little bit? I mean, really, we must address all these lingering issues with your suicide bombers, or it's going to keep coming out in these inappropriate little border wars."



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