Strangebreak!: Alice and her hole

What they never tell you about Alice

And her hole

Is that she ran hard into every mirror possible

On purpose. To be alone.


And she said


I always want life before surprises …

I want to be ignorant before the moment of truth again

I want to have no hope

only to be restoked

resatisfied and reoverjoyed again


I don’t like the other side of the hill

the full-view from the top that has no shadows

no bends tricks or turns


I want to not know and then suddenly know

for the sky to beam and make my heart glow and then

all is revealed, just briefly

before I start the march again.


Back through shadow, running under sun.

Happily, marvelously


(c) Celeste Ramos, 2009

from Women in Strange Places: Stories

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Strangebreak!: interview with Nicole Blackman

One of my fave poets from back home. She talks about art, music, women’s issues and more. 

The rest of this week’s blog fell off mainly because I’ve hit a point now where I want to celebrate life and talk about its aspects … dwelling on death was a bit much for me.

Tomorrow: Nine Weeks of Strange, Week 4 kicks off with a raunchy reading from “The Distance Between Here and Space”. All this week will be about sex, sexual positions, safety and awareness, kink, gender roles, the works. 

Don’t miss it!