Day 92: Ace
Never heard the camels scream.
-Maggie Jaffe, “Reelpolitik”
Day 105: King
Well, I survived, and I think that’s enough.
-Octavio Paz, “The Art of Poetry”
Day 117: Queen
… and not a single one said anything
of what he had was his, but all things
were in common.
-Christian Bible, Acts 4:32, 34-35
Day 128: Joker
Poets are queer fish who must be allowed
to go their own way.
- Karl Marx, Love and Capital
Day 136: 10
Writers, unlike most people,
tell their best lies alone.
– Grady Tripp, Wonder Boys
Day 147: 9
This was the Promised Land, and still is
To the persuasive suburban land agent
-Hart Crane, The Bridge
Day 155: 8
Was our prayer so damn unworthy
The Son rejected it?
-Leonard Cohen, “Samson in New Orleans”
Day 162: 7
His heart was as big as an ox’s / heart / as big
as a microwave / he went fizzzzzz
- Michael Basinski, All My Eggs Are Broken
Day 168: 6
Now I’m going to speak directly.
-Kathy Acker, Don Quixote
Day 173: 5
…where the wolves are killed off,
the foxes incrHease.
Herman Melville, The Confidence Man
Day 177: 4
In the old Pueblo world, differences were celebrated
as signs of the Mother Creator’s grace.
-Leslie Silko,“Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit”
Day 180: 3
When the tip of your tongue touches the tip of eternity
you touch death for the first time while alive.
-Nishiwaki JunzaburŌ, “The Third Myth”
Day 182: Deuce
Occurrence, a part
Of an infinite series,
-George Oppen, On Being Numerous