god gets nervous when we get too close to him
— rene leclerc. god and his ways
attention flutters, takes a walk. the narrative grinds on
boards so marched over aging thespians throw lines away.
cell phones buzz. messages zing round our heads.
red onions eavesdrop and gossip underground.
all’s so bland road-kill is news as a worm is cut in half by the gardener’s shovel
but still they repeat beautiful the dew, lovely the garden.
there’s blood in my ear now and i’m happy to spin a song of small sins,
of the deceit of love’s sticky ropes
from which sad young wannbe icarus tried to escape,
mounting the diving board over the empty swimming pool. . . . Read more. “George Spencer: god: a quarterback without a playbook”
Surprisingly good, fresh, funny and touching, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl tells the story of high school kids, coming of age, learning not just about life, but about death, and how we still keep discovering new things about people after they’re gone. Even the most important things. We still keep learning about ourselves in the process, and that how we treated them while they were on this planet is everything — well, except for realizing this should apply to the not-dying too.
Young Greg Gaines, played by Thomas Mann, is a senior in a Pittsburgh high school, and he’s socially awkward, very hard on himself, and tries his best to navigate through all the baffling teenage factions without ever getting involved in any one of them. . . . Read more. “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”