by Xian Horn
Monday, October 30, 2006
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To: Louise Katz
She’s lovely. uncomfortable in the outer seat. We switch places. He’s charming, self-deprecating, but no, not humble. I wonder if he’s ever had a father, or, if he was just so accustomed to margins, that they were family. Never assume that an eloquent person is necessarily well-adjusted or that the performance of gratitude makes a good person. He praises our congeniality. Thanks us for listening when in private he has no lobes. Maybe it’s the admiration he dislikes or the muscle memory of a signature. Maybe I’m the phoney. The scent of plastic is somewhere, anyway. And as we leave, she tells me she watches him burn others. She’s seen the heat of his bitterness, but she didn’t want to ruin him til it was over. I wondered why she continued to see him –if she knew his pieces. And how quick he threw out thank yous. I wondered if he thanked anyone for his pulitizer - or the government for his anarchy. I wondered if I liked him anyway and so did she. Not everyday has the courage to be rude. And to her: I wondered if she’d ever have the courage to read herself.
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|Reviewed by jude forese
|excellent character analysis, Xian ...|
|Reviewed by Kenny Baez
|Ah, the games people play, Xian. Plastic man was a put down in the Sxities. The Kinks even wrote a song about a plastic man. Cheesy would be another good term for this seemingly polite character in the poem. As Robert Burns wrote: Would some power the gift to give us/to see ourselves as others see us. Enjoyed! kenny|
|Reviewed by Marisha Huber
|"when in private he has no lobes" - breathtaking. Thank you.|
|Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
|This prose reads like the opening page of a novel, written in the first person, many rapid fire thoughts
leaving the reader to make assumptons. Some reason reminds me of waitng for godott..
|Reviewed by Sandie Angel
|Quite interesting parade of thoughts...
Glad you are in the den!
Sandie Angel a.k.a. Sandie May Angel :o)
|Reviewed by Suzie Palmer
|Interesting read dear Xian!
'...Never assume that an eloquent person is necessarily well-adjusted or that the performance of gratitude makes a good person...'
Well said! Thanks for sharing..
Love, Suzie :-D