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Word-of-mouth said it was interesting
the instructor lively
and the assignments not too onerous,
Italian Film Studies
just the sorbet between maths and physical chemistry.

Day one
“ ah welcome…..aah ..
… the Vice Chancellor … he …aah
he is …. not convinced this is … is a valid course …
has some doubts
the future is …
how you say .. about to be canned,
so I say …
why make it difficult if there no chance for amends
bon jueno .”



Most of my life has been spent on the bench, occasionally called into the game by extravagance or attenuation. Waiting has turned a loner into a recorder - nondescript and inconsequential, more not noticed than overlooked - the non-vantage point of children not yet considered old enough to understand. Orphaned Islands (Un)poetry is a lifetime of picking anecdotes up and not throwing them away. Stories collected like odds and ends placed in a box in the basement, the garage, the garden shed - uncertain as to what their use might be but knowing that one day there might be one.