"In stillness of the santal-pillared woods" --C A Smith
"Forms of Surveillance"
overkill with oodoolay
past avarice of Ubar
i outrun the last gazelle
but not spiritual slavery
this is the kind of long rain
that dissolves even my poems
why should a kamikaze
put duct tape across his mouth?
"...both Uzbeks and Tajiks laid claim to the tenth-eleventh century philosopher Ibn Sina (Avicenna), even though the vast majority of his works were written in Arabic--the Uzbeks on the grounds that he had been born near Bukhara in present-day Uzbekistan, and the Tajiks because of Iranian (probably Soghdian) origin." --Maria Eva Subtelny, in: Central Asia in Historical Perspective (1994)
Dave Pollard prepares for civilization's end.