insert photo of an Ehren Tool 2014 mug here
insert Amazon link to a Trevor Paglen book here, while watching PBS show
The Fact of a Doorframe
means there is something to hold
onto with both hands
while slowly thrusting my forehead against the wood
and taking it away
one of the oldest motions of suffering
as Makeba sings
a courage-song for warriors
music is suffering made powerful
edit to add, two months later, or Feb. 2, 2015: I checked “sex” in category because there is not a box for “feminism”. I have a feminist bumper sticker on my Chevy, however. I am preparing something with a distaff theme which made me notice this Ehren Tool mug again and I just sourced that the quote was included in Margalit Fox’s obit of the poet in 2012. Along with this photo:
Also, I wrote a misleading headline of a post yesterday “You’ve come a long way baby” which was used by a cigaret company to laud female progress, and I used it because I was plugging the ubiquitous soft drink which had a ridiculous yet somehow charming message at the Super Bowl broadcast; I did respond and drink one. Come a long way in that I am a refugee from the ad industry usually despise those ads. I admit I did buy said Chevy from the previous graph, above Adrienne, because of it’s nifty ad by OkGO. That plus my family was in the Chevy business from 1919 to 1988. I am human, hear me snore. I first heard of Adrienne Rich when Tom Sleigh taught us a reading class at Dartmouth. I had never heard of Makeba either.
some of this, especially the “edita” are prefatory to writing about Irene Young whose photos of musicians adorn not the doorframe but the interior walls of Freight and Salvage while surprise lasts.