Seeking the Dark Tower

On the path that eventually leads to the clearing in the woods, the Charyou Tree. Fraught with danger, fear and loss, and yet, fulfillment. Welcome.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

gluttony.

Thats why you should always chew your food.


and dont bite off more than you can chew.

I found this dumb archer fish (Toxotes jaculatrix) choked to death on one of its tankmates. And neither fish came cheap, damnit. Toxos are opportunistic hunters, grabbing anything they can. They've got specially adapted mouths to shoot accurate jets of water to bring down whatever hapless bug that may pass above the water and gobble it down in a quick munch. Hence they've got big mouths.

But not big enough, appareantly.

What a way to go.

Both were flushed down the loo of finality. Rot in peace, my little amigos.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

the ice cream palour

i walked up to ice cream palour, stopped at the edge of the door, looking
to the edge of the market square where the stone patriot had always stared
along the street so many mothers sighing, their children were left crying
while the newsman wept and told the camera, "its all really ending"

i walked down the street, and picked up a little girl
tears that ran down her cheek left clear trails upon her face
she cried "where's my momma" and that she wanted her back
i said, hush now baby child momma's not coming back

the cops finally came over, clearing away the crowd
curious onlookers, yet some did weep aloud
the queer whos partner, left lying on the street,
knelt and kissed the feet of a priest "please, can't you do anything?"

and i thought, was there anything to be done at all?