Posts tagged ‘Dread’

March 4, 2022

A Challenging Spiritual Exercise…

August 21, 2021

Gone to the Dogs

On the subject of dogs and their owners…



April 23, 2020

Pleasures Of The Plague


Pleasures of the Plague

September 18, 2013


Spent force

I dread the ordeal of enforced jollification,
the pressure of pleasure: those strained circumstances
when something is thought to be wrong with you
if you cannot enjoy yourself under conditions
that are supposedly ideal for enjoyment.
Some people like to have fun.
I realize I’m not that into it.
It sounds tiring.

April 18, 2012


Queasiness, apathy and doom
spread over the sweetness… fear
of the stagnation and sorrow
that will have to seep out, fresh
from the source, all that death,
dirt and hurt: better for it to be absorbed
than apprehended, but who could withstand
such a force? A rallying call to weakness,
better leave it hanging. But dread is soon replaced
by regret, indifference by longing.