It’s Day 2 of the Pledge Drive. Thank you so much for the kind donations so far! One of the things I plan to do with the donations is save for a new computer. Two years ago, your generous support made it possible for me to buy a used computer when I moved out of a place where I shared one with a partner. The thing still works, but the time where it just wants to sit in the rocking chair in the sun resting its creaky joints and telling stories about The Good Old Days is nigh. If you have a few $ to contribute, please consider making a (non-tax deductible) gift through PayPal or via Dwolla (for which you must be in the USA with a bank account). Thank you!
By popular request, this is a thread for people who are currently in long distance relationships to talk with each other. Here’s my favorite poem about that:
Long Distance Isn’t - Samuel Hazo
Separated by a sea, two shores,
the clans of Vercingetorix, the Brenner
Pass, the boot of Italy
from just below the knee to halfway
down the calf, we nix them all
Our voices kiss.
Who cares if the Atlantic bashes
Maine, Land’s End, or Normandy?
We leapfrog hemispheres the way
the mind cavorts through God-knows-what
millenia, what dynasties, what
samples of our kind from
australopithecus to Charlie Chaplin.
The body’s place?
by longitude, and it is there.
The body’s age?
from birth or back from death,
and it is there.
We launch them out like vows against the wind.
Creating what we are,
they wing through seas and continents
and make us more than elegies
Forget the cost.
Talk louder and ignore the static.
Pretend we’re walking through the dark.
Don’t stop or look
As long as you
keep talking, I can find you.