We are outnumbered by countless other creatures, dwarfed by the complex imperial government of birds, by the subterranean empires of worms and grubs albino larva, moles, gophers, beetles with vast pincer jaws, by nomadic tribes of aphids and cutworms, by thread-like parasites that feast on my annabels in mid-summer, and of course, by the king of blood bandits, the Aedes aegypti mosquito that spawns in our lowland catchments and marshland.
The world’s gone mad at the wheel
While bees and seas soar for bloom, germs and chaos
Straining against reorder.
I believed the necessity
of that suffering world, hoping it would learn not to do
it again. But I was young. The world never learns.
Here, in a small rosewood box
lined with silver satin,
your locket still attached
to a closed gold chain.
How could a man, barnacled as rock
at low tide, rank as seaweed,
have a story worth listening to
by a prince enamored of the moon?
Katy Giebenhain: Falling Asleep in a 300-Year-Old Industrial Cottage in Derbyshire Surrounded by Star Wars Action Figures￼
the enemy with a thousand faces
the mentor with a thousand faces
the waitress with a thousand faces
A CBO report requested by Bernie Sanders lays out three options for a modest Pentagon trim over the next decade. Can we pull it off?