Fable of the Keyhole, 1870

Ancient Fable: Three men, one under the influence of alcohol, another steeped in opium, a third intoxicated by marihuana, arrived one night at the closed gates of a Persian city. “Let us break down the gates!” roared the drunkard. “Nay,” Read More …

Moth Smoke Lingers, 1888

“The poets say some moths will do anything out of love for a flame… The moth takes off again, and we both step back, because he’s circling at eye level now and seems to have lost rudder control, smacking into Read More …

Sweetly Burn my Throat with Cuttings, 324B.C.

“And I will sweetly burn my throat with cuttings— A chimney, not a man.” -the Greek comic poet ‘Crobylus’, 324bc   Muhammed Siyah Qalam (Muhammed of the Black Pen). 14th century Share page on: