Great Phosphor Clouds of Mini-Stars

A low-level funk is like a low-grade fever, in that it leaves you far more uncomfortable without the dramatic cleansing blaze of a fully feverish kiln-bake. Being semi-blue lingers. My body even feels it. I don’t like mid-range. I don’t even put fans on Medium, it’s go full-blast or go off altogether. This is the having of an itch you can’t find. You chase it listlessly for the sweet small relief of scratching, but wherever you go it vanishes from your fingertips and you’re left twitchy and dissatisfied. I need a purifying burn, a rake over the coals. I think it’s mostly the silly suburban allergies complaint. New spring life brings chartreuse tender leaves but also great phosphor clouds of prickly yellow mini-stars invading all my soft and vulnerable places. I wish I could sneeze.


2 thoughts on “Great Phosphor Clouds of Mini-Stars”

  1. Corbyn, I just read your article in More magazine. It gave me an increased awareness of how blessed I am and how grateful I should be, every day, for the gifts that I have, big and small. Thank you.
    I’d like to send you a $100 check. I know it’s not much, but I’d like to help you if only in a small way. If that’s OK, please let me know where to send it.


  2. Corbyn- I just read your article in Yes magazine, then tore my way through your archives. As someone who went from middle class upbringing to poverty, back to living with parents, and about to take the plunge semi-voluntarily back into poverty in exchange for independence, I found your story deeply relevant and moving. I’m glad I don’t have children to worry about right now, but someday I hope to, and I hope I handle them with the kind of grace and aplomb you’ve shown in tight circumstances. I’ve subscribed to the blog feed and bought your Kindle book. Keep up the good work!


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