My words

my words

My words are the garment of what I shall never be
Like the tucked sleeve of a one-armed boy

–W. S. Merwin, “When You Are Gone,” The Lice

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Dave Bonta (bio) crowd-sources his problems by following his gut, which he shares with 100 trillion of his closest microbial friends — a close-knit, symbiotic community comprising several thousand species of bacteria, fungi, and protozoa. In a similarly collaborative fashion, all of Dave’s writing is available for reuse and creative remix under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. For attribution in printed material, his name (Dave Bonta) will suffice, but for web use, please link back to the original. Contact him for permission to waive the “share alike” provision (e.g. for use in a conventionally copyrighted work).


  1. You taking a break, Dave? No posts for 2 days?

    I liked this one; nice to see you doing something non-photographic. but I REALLY liked the previous one about what’s underfoot.


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