Stranger Things Have Happened

what time did she leave tonight… I don’t know…guess ’round eight or so…yeah…that’s right…’cause Family Feud had just ended…some coloured family jumpin’ up and down after winnin’ a bunch of money…they took the whole tamale…that one boy got all the number one answers… so she left ’round eight… yeah…it might’ve been a little past seven […]

So Do I

She used to stay awake all night…thinkin’ ’bout things…like when she’d be kissed again…held onto…talked to and told stories…wild adventure stories…tales that made her think twice ’bout the man layin’ next to her on cool summer nights with the streetlight shinin’ down on alley cats screamin’ out in high pitch tones…she thought ’bout that alright…she […]

We Never Saw Her Comin’

she’s out there…an old spirit in a new body…walkin’ amongst poor and naked in the streets…woven into the fabric of america at midnight where speed freaks and spice men seek salvation in a city gone mad… walkin’ into darkness where men sold their souls years ago for a buck…for a buck…loose ends tied up from […]

The Train Never Stopped in Delphi

There’s the train whistle…,he said…,every mornin’ ’round this time while the moon is still up in the sky that thing comes through…,he lit a Camel and took a swig of coffee…offered one to his son-in-law sittin’ in the pickup truck with him…he shook his head and the train whistled again…,that train just comes through town…it […]

I’m Not Goin’ Anywhere

She complained of bein’ tired….always tired…too tired to do anything ‘cept lay ’round the house and complain…of bein’ tired… Just one of those things I guess…ya get older ya get tired more…lose your energy…all that gumption ya had in your younger days is gone…things don’t matter so much anymore…ya let things slide…’least she did… Begin […]

One good Night

What was it that night you came here…all cryin’ and upset…tellin’ me some man had broken your heart…,he motioned to the bartender to serve them some more drinks…placed his long arm around her…brushed blonde hair out of her eyes… It was right here…you walked through that door…came over and sat right down ‘side me…like some […]

Goodnight

He heard her pull in the driveway…checked the clock…2:30 in the morning…,where has she been…,he thought…,always out running around…with somebody…with somebody…,he lit up a Marlboro and peeked through the blinds…it was dark out there, but he could make out another person in the passenger seat…some outline of another woman…a blue hue shined down on them […]