Foul-mouthed Sweet People

As you’d say, “Fuckface,
You’ve been dead sixteen years now. ”
If you could know though
You would know—not forgotten
Still there are silent spaces

You once filled for us all with
Profanity and kindness

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Depth Charge: Written on the 16th Anniversary of Bob Read’s death.

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What Possible Pleasures

Now that you are tightly held
By everyone’s final lover,
Leaving us to salt our own wounds
In each other’s wanting arms,
I know, I know you said we must
Get past the problems of today
For the enjoyment of tomorrow,
So please, please forgive us our tears
Because right now it is hard to see
What possible pleasures could be
Born of pain so sharp, so dear.

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(In Memoriam, Doug McColeman, 1962-2014)

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A Haiku for Prognosticators

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Photo by Mario Rendon

Behind the rain clouds
They say the full moon is bright—
We’ve heard that before

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Depth Charge: A haiku for all preachers, priests, prophets, seers, soothsayers, fortune tellers, market analysts, politicians, business reporters, stockbrokers, oncologists and anyone else who is trying to tell you that it will all work out for the best.

 

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The Catalog of New Emotions: Jobbed-up

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Jobbed-up (pronounced: /ˈdʒɒbd ʌp/ ) adjective — describes being in a state of anxious desire for something you don’t really need, convinced it is scarce when it really is not.

To job someone up verb – to induce in someone a state of anxious desire for something unnecessary by convincing them it is scarce when it really is not.

Usage:             I was so jobbed-up I maxed out my credit card.

The media hacks jobbed everyone up over the release of the latest iPhone.

Etymology: The word originates from the name of deceased flimflam man Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple computers and the master of instilling disproportionate desire for overpriced gadgets into the general population. Identification of this emotion is the first step to controlling it.

The Catalog of New Emotions is a project to refine our emotional sensibilities through the creation of new emotions and the development of a vocabulary to express these new emotions. If you would like to contribute to this project leave a comment. Your definition of the new emotion should include pronunciation; examples of usage; etymology of the word and why this new emotion is necessary.

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The Catalog of New Emotions: Aipang

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Aipaing (pronounced: /ˈaɪpæŋ/) noun — the waves of alternating sadness and anger felt upon hearing someone you care for has cancer.

Usage:    When Jill told him she had breast cancer, Jack was overwhelmed with aipang.
The aipang would return often, suddenly and without warning.

Etymology: The word arises from the observation that the feelings and reactions associated with cancer are distinct from those associated with other serious illness. The pronunciation of the word is suggest by two Chinese words 癌 ai: cancer 螃:pang crab.

The Catalog of New Emotions is a project to refine our emotional sensibilities through the creation of new emotions and the development of a vocabulary to express these new emotions. If you would like to contribute to this project leave a comment the definition of the new emotion, including pronunciation; examples of usage; etymology of the word and why this new emotion is necessary.

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