1. Poem: upon hearing (several words) she might (or not) have said : i found a poetry left behind in a basket of discarded words, / a penny each, the going rate for thoughts or — / so I hear.

  2. Poem: restroom graffiti : you wanted to save this / veined and speckled bar of soap / from an unwashed mid-country

  3. “The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.” Jack Kerouac, On The Road

  4. “Date a girl who doesn’t read because the girl who reads knows the importance of plot. She can trace out the demarcations of a prologue and the sharp ridges of a climax. She feels them in her skin. The girl who reads will be patient with an intermission and expedite a denouement. But of all things, the girl who reads knows most the ineluctable significance of an end. She is comfortable with them. She has bid farewell to a thousand heroes with only a twinge of sadness.” Charles Warnke - You Should Date an Illiterate Girl

  5. “I was half in love with her by the time we sat down.” J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

  6. Blog: the importance of being there

    Why is physical presence important to a protest movement?

  7. “This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” Dalai Lama

  8. Poem: the cat, and i watch : on my curtains, the / shadows of blown-about leaves / dancing in sunrise.

Mila (Jacob Stetser)

Mila is a writer, photographer, poet & technologist.

He shares here his thoughts on Buddhism, living compassionately, social media, building community,
& anything else that interests him.

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