“Maddened by Detail”, “Blue is the Night”, and “The Coffee’s Getting Cold”
By Adam Middleton-Watts
Maddened by Detail
there is a solitary moment here
nothing too complex
the sky split by a single bird
white clouds shaped as a ladder
death spread upon the street
under the guise of orange fur
(squirrels still have so much to learn)
the window of a house
While I Was Sleeping
I walked on eggshells until the yolks
revealed themselves as the true enemies.
Then I beat myself up over
the inevitable, which, too, was inevitable.
The sun told the moon
to thank her lucky stars chickens
kept hatching, uncounted by sheep
pretending they gave a fuck who fell
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ABC Family Freeform Network,
How did you do it? Please stop. I’m serious, get out of my head.
Tonight you’re re-branding yourself as the Freeform Network. I know that isn’t just some rando name change. You are tactically teaming up to destroy my life with television.
I’ll be watching tonight, as you launch #Freeform. How could I resist watching the premiere of Shadowhunters? The show follows a young human named Clary as she learns that she is part angel. But it gets better: Clary is just a bit more angel than all the other angel people. Shadowhunters, based on The Mortal Instruments, Clare’s pseudo-original Harry Potter fanfiction, has already been turned into a terribly unsuccessful movie. This feels like a carefully calculated trainwreck, the kind you know I can’t turn away from.
Clary is tortured because she is literally part angel.
I wasn’t always hooked on ABC Family. It begins slowly. Just one episode of Switched at Birth. Wow, the plot seems kind of ludicrous… two families of different races had their babies switched, and one of the parents knew for years but never said anything? This is exactly the kind of content that I, as a young millennial, love to hate-watch. I love to hate-watch it on my Netflix account (that I steal from my dad, obvs). I love to hate-watch it on my phone and my computer, because I am totally hip and free and young. Continue reading
In response to my most recent rant
About the politics of my state
And the new governor who plans, among
Numerous other evils, to save money
By denying dialysis to those on Medicaid,
To establish “right to work zones” where
Workers can be paid whatever the bosses want,
To cut funding by half to universities
Where people might be educated
To be wary of folks like him, Continue reading