โ€˜There are men put on this earth to make laws designed to break the spirits of men. There are those put here to have their spirits broken by those put here to break them. Then there are those who are here to break the laws that break the men who break the spirits of other men. I am one of those men.โ€™ – Steve Toltz


Aphorisms of Dragon-Breathe

A man who touches the tail of a dragon
Saying, “This is a really big four-legged snake”
Has forgotten that dragons breathe fire

A man who speaks face-to-face with a dragon
Must have a nagging wife hungry for fried meat

When your breathe feels like fire
Brush your teeth

Just sigh
And let all men die


One of those things

Perhaps it is implied.
Perhaps it is not-implied.
Perhaps it is nothing implied and not-implied.
Perhaps it is vague.
Perhaps it is vague and implied.
Perhaps it is vague and not-implied.
Perhaps it is vague, and both implied and not-implied.

Who knows?


That which God said to the rose,
and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty,
He said to my heart,
and made it a hundred times more beautiful.