Why did you leave me?

Why did you leave me?
We had grown tired together. Don’t you remember?
We’d grown tired together, were going through the motions.

Why did you leave me?
I don’t know, really. There was comfort in that tiredness.
There was love.

Why did you leave me?
You began to correct my embellishments in public.
You wouldn’t let me tell my stories.

Why did you leave me?
She is… I don’t wish to be
any more cruel than I’ve been

You son-of-a-bitch.
Why did you leave me?
I was already gone.
I just brought my body with me.

Why did you leave me?
You found out and I found I couldn’t give her up.
I was as shocked as you were.

Why didn’t you lie to me?
I was already lying to you. It was hard work.
All of it suddenly felt like hard work.

Why did you leave me?
I wanted to try monogamy again.
I wanted the freedom to be monogamous.

You fucker. You fucking son-of-a-bitch.

Why did you leave me?
I wanted you both. I thought I could be faithful
to each of you. You shouldn’t have made me choose.

Don’t you know what betrayal is?
I never thought of it as betrayal. More like one pleasure
of mine you should never have known.

You really are quite an awful man.
Why did you leave me?
It was time to leave.
The hour of leaving had come.

Why did you leave me?
It would take too long to explain. Please
don’t ask me to explain.

Will you not explain it to me?
No, I will not explain it to you. I’ll say anything
rather than explain it to you. Even things that sound true.

Dean Poole

This talk by Dean Poole is a gem.

ABC according to Dean Poole

New Zealand-based art director Dean Poole started his presentation at Design Indaba drawing out the forms of the letters we use, and take for granted, every day.

A is an H designed by an architect

B has a figure and is working on it

C got separated from O and never healed

D ate too much

E is the cannibal with a fork

F is the victim

G swallowed its tongue

H raised the bar

I the naturalist

J the naturalist arouse

K shoots from the hip

L is flatfooted

N is a Z that never got out of bed

O likes to sing 

Q pokes fun at O

R is poser

S suffers from motion sickness

T is I that branched out

V has split ends

W is Ping-Pong

X is busting to relieve itself

Y gives you options

Z sidesteps most situations