August 27, 2007

An Epitaph

"It is an old adage that first rate people hire first rate people but that second rate people hire third rate people. I guess we now know what kind of people fourth raters hire. Alas."
- Commenter "D. Leahy" on Washington Post blog article about Alberto Gonzales's resignation, August 27, 2007

August 23, 2007

The Usual Coast

An unusual cost, this judgment demands:
Sublimation and transformation.
It doesn't bring comfort, and
It doesn't seem to bring results.

My concerns - first:
I can't be sure these feelings, not sublime, can dissolve into the ether.
(You know, ether doesn't exist, and neither does the sublime.)
Is transformation continuous, or death and rebirth?
(Smiles now can't be future frowns; the same with men - and me.)

It's tempting indeed, at times like these,
to secure transportation
to a new destination
and return to my usual coast.