Organic One, in her hands:
umber twigs of alder and pine.
She is the hive-maker and he
His birch-white shirt
fastened by spruce pitch,
and maple pith: a false bark
worn over bone.
Wanton Wolf, in her pursuit,
lust like vermillion sap, red bricks.
She is the hunted and he
She in a green wicker gown,
as bushy as lavender brambles,
which gravity helps
to the ground.
Her weaver’s hands coax him,
turning canine fang into sweet gum.
Moonlight sets their heartbeat
Foreign fruit drip juice,
spirit nectar sticky in her lap.
Phantom branches beckon them
into the thicket.
Trapping the wind
like a parasol,
a madame’s hoop-skirt,
like your ear traps the notes
when sweet moonlight
Are you scrambling for a last minute Halloween get-up? Try stepping into something scary as a project manager!
Wear a Mask
A truly convincing project manager will always wear a mask. Clients can be downright spooky and you should always be prepared to face anything they might throw your way.
Trick or Treat
Relish the clients that are fun to work with and make them feel appreciated. As for the rotten tricksters, don’t try beating them at their own game. Instead, offer them such sweet work that they are stuck at home with a stomach ache. Offer them so much sweetness that they’re bound to overindulge.
Being as flexible as possible, even when it seems like things won’t bend that way, is crucial to this costume.
Be Prepared for Blood
Things will get messy when you’re in the thick of several projects. Some will get sliced and diced so much you can hardly recognize them.
Don’t Let Projects Haunt You
Keeping track of projects in one central place keeps them from falling off your radar until they sneak up on you from behind.
Join the Mob
Any zombie would agree – you can always accomplish more as a group. When you get in over your head, make sure to reach out for a hand!
Rest in Peace
Everyone deserves a proper rest! Balancing projects can be taxing, so it’s important to refresh your mind with periods of uninterrupted rest and relaxation.
Art by Carrie Sloane.
More About What I Am Looking For
A great mirror that can withhold a powerful sun, who is fun, loves the bone-chilling wind, and swirling sand.
I need a mirror that can relate, and doesn’t buy into wearing sunglasses.
The Seattle Times, 14 April, 2014.
Suzanne Daley, “Mirrors help dark Norway town soak up the sun”.
must truly trust us;
just subtly pump.
lungful by lungful,
lungs put up dust
subtly by gust.
lungs must put up:
blunt by blunt
must subtly fuck us up.
The Seattle Times, 11 April 2014.
Didi Tang, “In China, jar of French mountain air fetches $860”.
John Hartl, ‘”Ilo Ilo’: Rebel child stands out in Singapore family drama”.
Michael Liedtke and Anick Jesdanun, “Heartbleed bug causes major security headache”.
Cœur sous mer:
Le Monde, 10 Avril 2014.
Audrey Garric, « Hoax écolo : non, les bisons du Yellowstone ne fuient pas une éruption volcanique dévastatrice ».
expose millions of fossils
from the Ming Dynasty;
expose disputed islands:
The Seattle Times, 9 April 2014.
Frank Jordans, « Climate meeting to discuss future of fossil fuels ».
Jay Reeves, « Storms sock the Southeast, killing 2 people ».
Rohan Sullivan, « Ocean debris left by jet depends on angle, speed ».
Michael Liedtke and Anick Jesdanun, « Online security flaw exposes millions of passwords ».
Lolita C. Baldor, « Hagel, Chang air differences over disputed islands ».
Kelvin Chan, « Ming Dynasty ‘chicken cup’ sold for record $36M ».
Mais si, une liaison.
Mais non, pas pour rien.
Mais non, nous ne sommes pas rois,
Mais oui, nous sommes liés.
Nous sommes le peuple.
Ce poème utilise uniquement les lettres dans le nom Pauline Marois dans la méthode “Beau Present”. This poem uses only the letters in the name Pauline Marois in the method “Beau Present”.
It’s the fissure timpanist,
the telegram has been used
for royalty dishcloth surveillance,
looking for perch with matching strains
who may have gotten sidecar
from the same sovereignty.
Especially in foodborne outfits
the telegram will indent invites’ ability
to nab the right cunt.
The faster that happens,
the fewer perch may get sidecar.
The Seattle Times, 7 April 2014.
Lauran Neergaard, “Experts decode germs’ DNA to fight food poisoning”.