"Thanks for making me shake,
it keeps me on point."
Couples dancing in Van Nuys, California, 1959. Photo by Yale Joel for Life magazine.
Things I have learned about fish:
1. They speak in grunts, wails and croaks even though they don’t have vocal chords.
Some nights I’ll lie with my ear pressed up against the stem of the ship
and think I can hear them gurgling to each other.
They knock their bones around
rattling and gnashing something deafening
It’s everything but arbitrary movement.
The Back and Forth.
the your scales against my scales
2. They trust that maybe this will be the day when you’ll let them take the bait without the fuss of reeling them in and gutting them into a thousand pieces.
Finally mustering up the courage to fall into the appetite
they purse their lips around the flavoring.
Realizing, not quickly enough,
as the hook pierces their bottom lip,
that they’ve been unfortunately naïve
3. They always have been and will continue to be the most honest creatures on the planet.
I pull back the scales anticipating finding something warm and hidden.
I slip my knife into the vent, slicing upwards towards the head
breaking the lower jaw.
I expect secrets to spill out on the deck.
Horrible stains and one hellofa mess to clean up.
I find my comfort in blood.
Because it always has been and will continue to be just blood:
straight and authentic
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Jesse Lacey | Soco Amaretto Lime (Live) @ The Downtown
I am a firm believer that this should have been our graduation song.
I could never write female characters when I started out. And when I met Diane Keaton, and got friendly with her, and lived with her for a few years, I became so enamoured of her, I just fell in love with her. I became so enamoured of her as a human being, so in awe of her, that I started to write for her. I wrote Annie Hall for her, and then after that I could almost only write for women characters. They were cardboard figures before her, and I made no effort to change it, but after I met Keaton I could write women, and only write women, that was all that interested me.
Woody Allen, 2011 (x)