Feste's Lute

Scribbles & Sketches of the Unspeakable

Something To Do With Your Hands

Knitters all,
six-finger twist,
twin needles split,
we’re in for it.

Scarves like skies
fall to the thigh,
caps capsize,
the Fates unwind.

Ribs and chevrons
bar the day.
Sit and hold
your hands this way—

She Won’t Shut Up

Disguarded dolls
stripped down to words,
of all their macho

Feel absurd?
It’s real,
no props.
And nothing real
needs closing.

From wishing glass
the skies let pass
opinions as
she tells us.

She won’t shut up.
So don’t.

This is just something simple, Rex. I wanted to do something and this is what came out. Hope it’s okay.

Stop the Law That Will Censor the Internet

I know, for some of you, Tumblr’s dramatic promotion may have been annoying. But seriously, if you’re in the U.S., do this. There are a lot of issues right now that everyone’s passionate about and we need to be engaged in those battles, but if speech is impeded everything else gets much harder. These are completely ridiculous bills that open the door to much more terrible things, abridging freedom of speech for the “common good”. Fair use will be a joke if this is passed. A video with a picture in the background or music drifting from a bar across the street will be infringing and your blog may be legally shut down with no judicial review as a result.

Call. Seriously, call. Not email. Email just blips on their screens. Fielding calls takes people or clogs up their answering services. It only takes a second. I was very disappointed that I got right thru to my representative. Clog the lines.

If you’re not in the U.S., bug your friends in the U.S. to do so. This sort of idiocy tends to spread.

Stop the Law That Will Censor the Internet