"The game seems rigged—and if it is, following the rules is for suckers."
"The best things in life make you sweaty."
"My earliest poems were a way of talking to somebody. I suppose to myself."
I believe that your soul is a smattering of red, that your heart is dripping love and your arteries are pumping smiles and sighs to your lips instead of blood.
I will watch the tired sighs of red escape your lips with no complaint as you choke down oxygen. I will always be there.
I believe that…
Sometimes, it’s easy. You walk in the door
and it all falls out. Touch me
if you know what I’m talking about.
We have clean sheets. You’ll be glad
in the morning. Slick and crisp,
like when you were a child
and your grandmother ironed them white.
This is my body. Reach out. Here it is.
But not much longer.
"Be like the flower
who even gives its fragrance
to the hand that crushes it"
American soldier and his English girlfriend on lawn in Hyde Park, one of the favorite haunts of US troops stationed in England, photo by Ralph Morse, London, May 1944
"If something burns your soul with purpose and desire, it’s your duty to be reduced to ashes by it. Any other form of existence will be yet another dull book in the library of life."
"Whoever lives true life, will love true love."
"Everything you see, I owe to spaghetti…"
Enjoy your food, eat moderately, food is not medicine, hysteria about food is nonsense, sugar is not Satan, eat lots of veggies, get plenty of exercise, drink a lot of tap water, don’t waste your money on organic, don’t deprive yourself of bacon, real butter and chocolate, moderate alcohol is good for you, if there isn’t enough fat in your diet you can’t absorb your vitamins, floss your teeth and get enough sleep, cooking is almost always healthier than eating restaurant or prepared foods, eat your meals at the table and don’t snack, invite people to dinner and cook for them, eat leisurely, don’t drink or eat lite anything, if you aren’t obese or smoke your life expectancy will probably be mostly determined by your ancestors and you can’t do anything about that, gym muscles don’t look like real muscles - which you can only get from doing actual work, high heels will wreck your back and ankles, think what that tattoo will look like in forty years, don’t fuck people who might have diseases - even with protection, read actual paper books, go often where there is live music and dance the whole time, ignore all the latest health advice. - Michael Lipsey
Glen Baxter. The leadind contemporary art critics found it overtly sentimental and lacking any serious theoretical underpinning but i recognized a masterpiece when i saw one. In and crayon on paper, 78 x 57 cm.