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2003-09-25 - 6:47 p.m.

mini-vignettes...because i don't feel like doing homework or bills.

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math poetry

i love haiku, sonnets, and limericks. i like my poems unstructed, but i love the challenge of making unstructured thoughts fit mathematical rules. theoretic math makes me wet. i like trying to make up new patterns for poems. i made up a series of fibonacci poems. some were written like haiku, a syllable equalled one number in a fibonacci format. they were about babies, abortion...fitting un-natural orderliness onto something so messy and emotional. something about getting married in navy dress uniform...fitting something so emotional into military presicion.

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outdoor thermometer

we have an outdoor thermometer, thanks to mr. AR/OC (anal retentive/obsessive compulsive). it's almost never accurate, because it is in direct sunlight, and when the wind blows, it thumps against the balcony.

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fall/summer transition

last friday felt like fall. it was everything that speaks "autumnal" to me. just a quality in the air as i got out of the car at school. maybe because it was school...just going to school has a fall feeling to it. the sky was dark, and there was a damp wind. jeans and a t-shirt and a sweater weather. backpack on my back. smoking and walking to class. just a very fall day. the kind where i'd skip class and sit under a tree with a thermos of coffee, bottle of water, pack of cigarettes, and books instead of homework. i'd sit on the ground, which feels dry, but inevitably leaves me with a cold, wet ass. because fall has soaked into the ground.

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the problem

the problem is i don't "do" plot. i always have characters, discussions, internal monologues, and a nice backstory. but in writing, as everything, i lack motivation and disclosure. no nice, measured, disclosure of motives and actions. just conversations and histories.

 

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