Tuesday, June 18, 2019


Stepping off
the edge of a flat Earth
long way to fall
before you see the first turtle


cold country

Sol a pinprick
Oort generations

live and die
with only one season
it's never spring


dining room darkens
the vines climb
a foot a day


air thick as summer
clothes won't dry on the line
and eyes need wipers

Sunday, June 16, 2019


Finished the 5th volume (covering 1957-1958) of Pogo newspaper strips from fantagraphics.com: Mind-bogglingly awesome. A huge number of these strips never made it into the books, including many Sunday (color) strips. You can't see these anywhere else. (All previous Pogo books are out of print and expensive.) Large hardback, high-quality paper, excellent reproduction, illuminating front- and back matter. Best syndicated cartoon until The Far Side.