Sasha Pivovarova in Vogue Italia July 2007 by Steven Meisel
help me to find an aluminum will
some stronger than mine still
or some hardened sheet of metal
on which to writhe and shreak
which is really why i think i might
condescend to fight,
this hardened moment of
dried blood and coagulant
as well why, i learned,
who what and how i lost
and at last through the smoking fog,
i learned it was you who knew,
the prow of ship in frost
approaching fast a frozen shore
oh won’t you just write something like McDade,
preferably with scarring sans fade,
and sit down at a harpsichord only
to wonder: was ever Handel bored?
but on such a site as this tonight
a certain rose which blooms winterly
hardened against a hardened sound,
indeed blooms. not bitterly.
(notmine) OMG THIS IS ALL THE THINGS I LOVE
what is this noise of snake?
does not rattle or hiss it make?
i fear this time
when simply to hear
wild wetness in kiss
means a snake is near
Have I told you that I prefer “rationalism” to “atheism”? The word “atheist,” meaning “no God,” is negative and defeatist. It says what you don’t believe and puts you in an eternal position of defense. “Rationalism” on the other hand states what you DO believe; that, that which can be understood in the light of reason. The question of God and other mystical objects-of-faith are outside reason and therefore play no part in rationalism and you don’t have to waste your time in either attacking or defending that which you rule out of your philosophy altogether.– Isaac Asimov, It’s Been a Good Life