Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Automated Reply

Achilles is unavailable. He left
An out-of-office automated thing--
Whatever you say, he says I just don’t care,
But only in absentia. Tonight
The river flows past many bleaching bones
And rusted soiled appliances. They shift,
Stirred by a lesser river god in storms,
Then settle down. Hector goes straight to voice.
For Helen you can click the icon Like.
Millions have done, and several more will see
Something of her at Carnival this year--
A ring, perhaps, a choker, or a mask.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

From the mailbag

No, I did not co-edit Optical Refrigeration: Science and Applications of Laser Cooling of Solids, though if someone will pay me to versify it, I'll give it a shot.

Thanks for asking.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

From the mailbag

Dear RHE,

I ended up here 2 times lately. Once I was searching for abstinence and fasting. The other time I was trying to find recipes using Colby cheese. Please stop that. Some people will do anything for publicity, even pretend they are cheese.