Tag Archives: Anger

Two Steps Back

everything is nothing and everything is everything and suddenly names are not what they were and maybe we should stop talking and maybe we should listen for a change and maybe we’re not clean enough to stand on pedestals and … More

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Smile

Smile …..maybe I don’t want to don’t be so blue …..maybe my face …..feels better this way just smile The day that my brother committed suicide the nurse at the hospital, who knew nothing about me, took one look at … More

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I See You Everywhere

Walking my dog down a crowded street I smile when I see you waltzing up to greet me wearing that shirt that was always so recognizably you It’s disappointing when I realize that it’s just a shirt I see In … More

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Pity

He lured me in with promises of sweet Humboldt weed and cold brewskis (yes, this was the ‘70s and I was 14) and, to be fair, he lived up to that part of the bargain He just neglected to mention … More

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Arches of the Severed Hands

We have built great castles and stunning monuments to the human spirit from the severed hands you have brought to us in baskets. Who will be the keeper of the hands? To smoke them dry and keep them safe to … More

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Watching People Die

Barry gave me Leonard Cohen and cried real, silly tears living “Famous Blue Raincoat” in suspended animation. On a rainy day in February, Barry put a gun in his mouth and expunged his sweetness from the story forever. Gideon like … More

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Only a Criminal

Breaking in is easier than it looks a twist of the crowbar, a kick anyone can do it but not anyone will it takes a criminal because only a criminal has nothing to lose only a criminal has walled off … More

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One Day

One day I will be able to walk right up to people I don’t know and introduce myself with confidence and I will feel comfortable in my own skin and I won’t have to lie about my accomplishments to make … More

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Lousy Bouncer

Absently watching the blood drip, languidly, to the dirty floor burgundy pools of memory shattered bone and hope picking bits of broken teeth from my ruined fingers When I was thirteen I was a middle-aged man cursing the cruel world … More

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The Past is Not Pristine

If Jim Morrison were still alive today he’d be fat and bald and singing Katy Perry songs in Vegas You know he would and Janis would be a host on the View hangin’ out with Whoopie and bowing down in … More

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