Month: October 2015

October 30, 2015 admin No comments exist

At the Great German University*   When professor at the great German University, I’ll walk the broad halls like a God, be greeted with “Herr Professor” (answer with gentle nods) and not give a damn about the clothes I choose to wear. I’d wear the same wide corduroys let them wrinkle and soil: stains in…

October 23, 2015 admin No comments exist

Ghetto The ghetto is not the unsafe streets, strings of crazed graffiti, broken glass, ramshackle homes long abandoned, dull gazes of the homeless following sounds of echoing police sirens. The ghetto is bound within the minds of those who tend to wall themselves off, examine every conscience before their own, curse innocence with phantasms of…

October 16, 2015 admin No comments exist

The Goldfish   It has come to the end of the night and I am tired, but not overly. Some progress today, but overall there is some deeper disturbance. The goldfish finning up silt with its tail, darkening the bowl. How can I sleep when dreams are shaped in such a foul haze? And if…

October 9, 2015 admin No comments exist

At the Business Conference* for Appleseed   The deer in the headlights Drank from a firehose At the end of the day: It was a win-win situation. Inside the business conference they peered out the windows, were momentarily speechless. They’d never seen anything like it. Someone asked What is it? A janitor said It was…

October 2, 2015 admin No comments exist

At Gaskins* He arrived at the restaurant clutching something like an exquisite handbag, asked for a table for one. The hostess scanned the room, six and eight-tops and many tables of four, full. She smiled as if to say, not really, sir. But she offered a hand, led him through the din. Some remarked at…