the best invention has had to be procrastination. the bed phone at 5 in the pm, a lingering taste of salt on the lips. i have been conversing with people who i'm concerned with about my concerns--we agreed that the terms of the agreements we reached were not fully agreed upon but solved a minor issue of discretion and personal value. clipped: not so much a leaning toward prescribed conscription as much as a more civil union. clipped, a leaning toward i wish it would snow. the cities and towns we've sworn in grow hushed, the streets evaporate their lines and everyone gets a cup of something warm to drink. ideally, people like each other more and more and make less war. make less of others and noise.