Month: December 2016

December 23, 2016 admin No comments exist

It recalls backs and buttocks and its lines mark generations settling into an open palm or closed fist or even a pistol fired by one who never felt it. The scars of the whip begin in the flesh but seep into sleep into nightmares that can sprout legs to stalk the day-lit streets because the…

December 9, 2016 admin No comments exist

City Apprenticeship (1/21/2017) (for Nancy) While you were out I crushed a cockroach spinning in the sink. Complained with a neighbor about the broken stairs when the landlord waltzed in. Gave him a piece of my mind until he swore he’d fix it (‘course we know he won’t). Schlepped the trash out even though the…

December 3, 2016 admin No comments exist

My mind is always cloudy sometimes slightly so, other times it rains and rains. On occasion, I awake to the clearest image of a starburst sun. When I see this is a dream, clouds take their places within, actors on a shifting stage. Reminding me that madness is the total absence of rain.    …