Month: September 2016

September 30, 2016 admin No comments exist

It was important to suffer quietly my parents believed. My mother and a dozen kids, uncomplaining. My father waiting in the basement. You didn’t have it as bad my older brothers said and I didn’t doubt them. I watched them mount the stairs, submit. Years after my father’s death a few brothers joke about it….

September 23, 2016 admin No comments exist

If there were an ism or I could find an ist for myriad frustrations I’d feel less like shit It would elevate me pull me out of funks that sap my energy and sully my plans And I’d take command craft a sign or march or volunteer if I could just get a handle on…

September 9, 2016 admin No comments exist

(for Steve, Editor of the CCB) In three hundred years they will view us not unlike we view those who lived three hundred years ago. They’ll stalk up the steep platform of the present to look down at our silly clothes and customs. They’ll shake their heads and wag their fingers before passing laws to…

September 7, 2016 admin No comments exist

My friend is a bit of a clown telling his subway stories tales of the grotesque of wacky weirdness to all who will listen I am also a little clownish for listening and laughing at stories that are sad and tragic but ultimately comical as well Are we not all clowns? Some of us insist…