“Vanity Pigeon” by David Leo Sirois

A good plume spray helps me feel whole but merely the name of a cheese from goats makes me run to my colognes What else could it mean      to “become an adult” but the purchasing power      for creams & powders ~ I swore off soap ages ago ~ My mirror tells me     Beauty is freedom though it is such a burden too The staring becomes so tiresome ~ … Continue reading “Vanity Pigeon” by David Leo Sirois

At Least Political Oppression Has Inspired Great Literature (Mostly Dostoyevsky)

With the nation and the world mourning the total lack of human compassion and common sense concentrated primarily in the Bible Belt of the United States, let us try to find one silver lining through it all: times of political oppression and unrest have always spurred on great art–granted, most of it by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Let us look back upon extreme times of historical crisis … Continue reading At Least Political Oppression Has Inspired Great Literature (Mostly Dostoyevsky)