a nose for

image: museum of fine arts, boston

Lost His Marbles Ekphrastic (Haiku)

Portrait head distress—
Socrates in syphilis—
A nose for the void.

“Ivan Ilyich’s life had been most simple and commonplace—and most horrifying.”

—Leo Tolstoy / The Death of Ivan Ilyich

About istsfor manity

i'm a truncated word-person looking for an assemblage of extracted teeth in a tent full of mosquitoes (and currently writing a novel without writing a novel word) and pulling nothing but the difficult out of the top hat while the bunny munches grass in the hallway. you might say: i’m thee asynchronous voice over in search of a film....
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