Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Working Numbers

A more expressive list than of my achievements is of the occupations of men I know. These are just some of them:

1. Er ist passiert.
2. Israeli, army, b. 1963, now residing in Vegas.
10. National Guardsman/salesman, b., Lieutenant Colonel, 1960.
(Darryl the Moonie)
3. Composer/musician, book and music dealer, b. 1950.
4. Curator of Doc Films, U of Chicago
5. Manic-depressive scholar named not after but coinciding with the name of a TV evangelist, howling porch
6. Married now and teaching, poet who suggested Houston, Irish balladeer
7. Archangel, Poet/songwriter/artist/musician/construction worker/historical renovation technician, b. 1956.
8. German ex-con tax evader last removed to Vegas
9. Poet/Brigham Young MBA, b. 1966.
11. Sports reporter, cookie ajar snatcher
12. Baby of the family, pot-smoking Hurricane Hugo watcher
13.Man with the long hair
14. Renaissance doctor, Mike
15. Hockey player/bookseller/radio broadcaster/teacher, b. 1956.
16. Jerome Washington, Right to Write
17.N.A. poet (what's that?)
18. lyric poet surrealist, fine featured
19. Working magazine writer
20. One-night wrong carpenter
21.Genius lost writer, successful professor
22. Iowa poet who brought me my 29th birthday
23.P.S. of 2 in Hoss Men, Garrison
24. Teacher of children missing one testicle due to cancer
(run through the jungle, slip out to safety)
25. Bar founder
(9th step visitor)
26. Novelist and literary critic
27. Royal Shakespeare Actor
34. Sculptor
35. Rock musician, b. 1960.
Construction foreman, b. 1954.
44. Radio talk show host, b. 1950.
45. Motorcycle salesman/photographer, b. 1956
Avant gardenist, b. 1957.
50. Millionaire/Poet, b. 1957.
51. Geography professor, b. 1950.
52. Pastor, b. 1949.
53. Professional foosball player/maintenance worker, b. 1968.
64. Where I belong
66. Guitar player, nurse anesthesticist

Of those, nos. 3, 15, 26, 35, 44, and 50 wanted to marry me. I wanted to marry 3, 7, 15, 35, 44, and 50. I should have asked 45 to marry me as my first proposal. I intend to copy down these numbers and use them for lotto. 45 and 35 got married later and divorced. 15 and the sculptor, I think, never got married. No. 9, the actor, and the foreman got and stayed married. 26, a novelist, told me much later, "If someone hasn't been married by 38, something is wrong with them." What was wrong with us -- no. 15 and me? We might have made a good, tall couple. What numbers went I?

(March 5, 2006, updated February 26, 2014)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Gertrude McFuzz

By Ann Bogle, acrylic, January 14, 2014

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Dreams-in-Progress with Art by Daniel Harris

Story by Ann Bogle and illustration by Daniel Harris titled "On Wellbutrin I Only Dreamed of Sex" appear in Country Without a Name, forthcoming from Veery Imprints, and the story is included in "Dreams from the Station" in Gargoyle 60, 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Code is on the Street

Published as a broadside in slightly different form by Altered Scale, 2012.