A Golden MeanI'm struckdumb by you. Howstupidcan a person be to be so ignorant of thesimple fact that shaping one'sown body forthe best effect meansscaling down your over-abundant attributes while scaling up whatyou lack. Beautyis like money:you crave to have more than anyone else but you don't want to havetoo much.The rich are envied to a certain level ofwealth but beyond thatlevel they'reresented, even hated,sometimes kidnapped for ransom when not just robbed at gun-point. Celebritiesare like richfolk, being likewise rich, but they are more than merelyenvied, they areworshipped, however only to a certainpoint at which point we the littlepeople stringthem up, spit in their faces, curse them andthrow rocks, and laugh when theydrugthemselves todeath.Rich as Croesus, fine, wesalute you;greedy as Mammon, we will gouge your eyesout, skin youalive, quarteryou, dragyou through the streets, the moralbeing goahead and strive to berich but beware embarrassments ofrich
My LuckNaomi, do you rememberthose deadfish? On the beach?In Tampa? Where the condo company paid all ourexpenses if we just attended aTimeshare Presentation? Andthe photos looked sonice, white sand, blue-green water, that we went?And then when we gotthere all those deadfish were on the beach?Millions ofthem. Youcouldn't standit, remember,Naomi?You threw up. But it wasn't onlyfish, it was all kinds of seacreatures, crabs, eels,squids,remember? Dolphins, stingrays, and ashark and the sea wasn't blue-green like in thephotos, it was a maroon color. It was the redtide, the lifeguardsaid, that washed in onceor twice a year and killedevery form oflifethat got caughtin it. Didn't he say that? Imight be paraphrasing. But youremember it,that beach like a field full of wardead.LikeGettysburg. And the smell. Stench wasyour word andyou threw up, and the baby cried andhe threw up. But Ididn't throw up,did I? I wasstrong,strong for you and thebaby. Chin up stiff
I Am, TheTake onlyasdirected koochiekoo goo-goo-g'joob scroo-all-thy-parsnipping-parsers; dammm-all-thy-sitting-city-pretty-torpedoes-in-a-row.Sting the butterfly (#),float the bee (#), both obective andcorrelatively.What matters yellowmatters is demi-quavering rigor immortal anarchee, self-negating, self-absorbing, self-rebinding gleeful gallimaufryasking not what country can do foryoutube goo-goo-g'babyyourarichmantoo do not go gentle, no, gobumping into thatgoodgoodgood nightynightand so they go,the women, talking ofI am she and she are me,sea to shining see me touch me do re mihere and there and every whereas kiss me deadlytoe, if I may be so good,to toe.