“the point it to write as much as you know as quickly as possible.” -kurt vonnegut
the stifling of laughter does not lower 
its volume, but only remands the high 
frees the middle 
splinters the low register 
to an unsettling alien 
“It’s not much to say he was our Dante, 
making a distinctively American language out of 
slang, jokes, complaints and rants.” 
daisy fried on wcw, nyt 11272011

field notes on the movements & hunting habits of the hired scrubber

instep rises with each elbow-heavy scrub — filthy mop across 
the grey — grey tiles underheel somehow wet and clean, the sap drying.
hidden in the bushes, field notes  
comments on the subject’s patience, its hand
work, sloppy, effective, paid, the years of 
cutting — subject puts its tongue to the flithy lips
of the shop’s slop bucket 
& sucks.
now, the subject, rocking on the balls of its feet — like a man waiting for a crocodile —
in the tacky grey grout, all gut & regret   passion extinguished by
by what?
i’m thinking, but not writing. 
by whom?
by why?
observation still
subject dashes out the back door
trailed by a roadrunner plume of dust.

[no where to say]

What if the point of the Occupy movement is that a very diverse group of unhappy people sitting numb in front of secondhand televisions knew that they needed to say something, but didn’t know what it was that needed to be said?

They felt this ache, this discomfort, they knew the general area from which the discomfort was coming… but how to address that?

For so many of my generation the course of action is usually to hide behind 4 walls, behind a television, behind a laptop, behind whatever nominal comforts are sold to us from across the Great Blue Light. But what about that ache… it’s never out of sight out of mind with the ache.

So the OWS crowd came together… ±2 months now… they’ve been searching.

What will they find? Who knows?
Maybe it’s a red herring? Maybe it’s a farce? Maybe it’s a spark?

I think maybe OWS is about trying to find some answers to these questions we — black, white, red, blue, whatever — have as individuals… or to figure out the questions first, so we can seek out the answers.

And wouldn’t it be specious if thousands of people from across the county knew exactly what their answers were within 60 days of knowing there was even a question?

Anyway, I’m sure the riders of the Montgomery bus system were extraordinarily inconvenienced back when, but look what a little action there did.

Don’t want to speak for Bruce, but I think the point of the post was, ‘Good for the protesters, at least they’re standing up.’