straif



questions

these are some questions i received from the wonderful and brilliant julia (her tumblr is riftedal)

1. What’s your favourite thing to have for breakfast? 

i’d honestly prefer nothing but water because i end up feeling like a sloth after i eat in the morning, but i do love a croissant.

2.  Do you have an accent? And if so, do you like it?

i have a mild to medium cape breton accent that comes out from time to time (mostly when i am drinking or talking to another caper). in most settings, though, i would imagine i sound like i have a general east coast accent.

3. What was the last book you read?

the last book i read was a collection of poetry and prose by anne carson called plainwater. here’s my favourite bit:

On Hedonism

Beauty makes me hopeless. I don’t care why anymore I just want to get away. When I look at the city of Paris I long to wrap my legs around it. When I watch you dancing there is a heartless immensity like a sailor in a dead-calm sea. Desires as round as peaches bloom in me all night, I no longer gather what falls.

4. If you were given magic athletic powers so that you suddenly really good at a sport, which sport would you like this to be?

i wouldn’t mind being an amazing cyclist. 

5. Do you like mountains or the sea more?

the sea. i feel incredibly strange when forced to be parted from the atlantic for too long. most days of my life have seen the ocean.

6. Do you like baking? And if so, what’s your favourite thing to bake?

i do like baking! it’s a recent love, and i love to bake carrot cake.

7. Thunderstorms? Yes or no? 

yes.

8. How would you describe your appearance to someone who doesn’t know what you look like?

i have short brown hair and according to other people i look like:

a) “someone from the 60s”, b) “carson mccullers”, c) “a boy”, and d) “a pretentious ass”.

i think i just look like me.

9. What’s your favourite weather?

i need a constant cycle of rainy spring weather and light autumn sunshine.

10. Are you a forgetful person or someone who remembers everything?

lately i’ve been forgetting everything. i used to be different.

11. What do you like to do to relax?

i like to walk around the city at nighttime after work. i buy chocolate and saunter down the sidewalks of those sleepy little suburban south streets. i listen to a lot of folkies and dip my toes in the bay most nights. if all else fails, india pale ale.

12. Are you excited about autumn? 

you know it.

13. Which fictional character do you think you’re most like when it comes to personality?

oh jesus. um, i’ll just say the first one that comes into my head…

the speaker of the beauty of the husband? (i’m half-joking, i swear).

14. Which fictional character do you think you look most like when it comes to appearance?

someone said madeline recently. they were joking, but i’ll say that.

15. If you got to inherit an old very beautiful castle, but that had rumours to be haunted, would you still want it? 

of course! 

16. What Hogwarts house would you place yourself in?

back in the day i very much wanted to be a gryffindor girl. i haven’t been in that headspace in a while, but i’ll say the same.

went to a publication launch for a book documenting the abortion experiences of many different people from all over canada. cried and cried and cried. not at the procedure itself, but at the stigma that surrounds. in the maritimes/atlantic provinces gaining access to abortion is very difficult, and in ns (i don’t know about the other provinces) people have to be at least 8 weeks pregnant in order to get an abortion. 8 weeks! what the actual fuck. there is no medical reason for this to be necessary, genuinely.

went to a publication launch for a book documenting the abortion experiences of many different people from all over canada. cried and cried and cried. not at the procedure itself, but at the stigma that surrounds. in the maritimes/atlantic provinces gaining access to abortion is very difficult, and in ns (i don’t know about the other provinces) people have to be at least 8 weeks pregnant in order to get an abortion. 8 weeks! what the actual fuck. there is no medical reason for this to be necessary, genuinely.

(Source: trydrugs)

list of things to complete prior to thursday night’s move

  • disassemble the desk
  • put all the furniture and boxes into one corner
  • clean the place from head to toe
  • make carrot cake
  • pick up a growler
  • confirm use of the truck
  • confirm the help of friends
  • pick up keys from new landlord
  • speak to subletter
  • do a walk around with old landlord

of course the only thing i have done so far is picking up the beer.

submitted yet another poem. praying, praying, praying to herodotus this time.

because i cannot sleep: i was once a uk folkie (no longer, no longer) by poet-straif.

if any of you cool cats use twitter, you should let me know. i’ve recently joined and mostly talk about how i find bags of croissants on my counter after drunken nights out. 

this last full month in the 1 br apartment has been interesting. see ya later, lifestyle of a person i can’t afford to keep. see you in ten to twenty years.

, your

bitter coffee ground
spit leaches in when
you drink from my jar
of water.

indecisive tendencies
have you all in a hush,
in a frenzy,
in a whisper:

i don’t know
why i did
it, they were
there, it felt
like i was
owed, they
owe, is this
bad,
do i
take
it back
?

i’ve never once
taken anything i
didn’t pay for eventually,
not even
our stupid, cosmic moments.

i said:

keep it.
i am not judging you.
sometimes i think corporation will kill us.
you will turn into rot anyway.
what does it matter?

he looked out
off to his side,
streetlamps below.

i lifted the glass
and kept drinking,
his brown
saliva running
down that inner chasm
of 
my milk-white throat.

sirilaf:

Zoo - Salla Tykkä (2006)

sirilaf:

Zoo - Salla Tykkä (2006)


Angel Olsen pour WORDFROM

Angel Olsen pour WORDFROM

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