What Am I Gonna Do With You

there’s a lot of anger inside of you…,she said…,you’re always boilin’…’bout to explode…but…you never do…,the blonde grabbed herself another beer from the cooler sitting on the back patio…under stars…a full moon… seems like you just get to that tippin’ point then you back off…,she handed him one as well…,makes me wonder sometimes if we’d all […]

Hand Me A Beer

look at the sky… it’s orange… yeah…orange…and kinda purple… I see that…real picturesque…day’s comin’ to an end…real quiet…very little noise…cars passin’ by in the distance sound like waves on an ocean…the comin’ in of the tide…listen…you hear that…sparklers…kids playin’ with sparklers…that sound they make…that hissin’ sound…hear it… do… sounds like Summer…the sky looks like Summer… […]

He Hadn’t Called For Days

He hadn’t called for days…one or two places…a bar or a jail cell…this was not uncommon…he’d flare up every three months or so…get paid from some job and go out and spend it all on shots and beer…looked for the cheapest deal in town… This had been goin’ on for the longest of time…ever since […]

callin’ out

He’d sit there and wait for the phone to ring…a call from anybody…old friends…ex-wives…family members he hadn’t talked to in months…years… In the middle of the night he pulled out his phone book…started with the A’s…left messages…,Just callin’ to say hi…,he said…,Just checkin’ in…,hang up the phone and wait…still…after hours…no-one returned his calls… They were […]

Nothin’

The two had split up long ago…right after high school…she went off to college and he traveled the country going from one town to the next…they’d talk every once in awhile…old stories and remember when…then they lost touch…he became more distant with her…with everybody…no one heard from him…it was like he just vanished…became a ghost… […]

Another Night

They heard noises…train blowin’ through town…an alley cat screechin’…a john and a whore conductin’ business underneath an opened window on a hot Summer night…trucks passin’ by…far-off distant sounds of police cars racin’ to the scene of a crime… He sat up in bed smokin’ a cigarette while her naked body lay next to him…there was […]

2 a.m.

I sit in this room…humid old dusty place…wondering what my next move is… Opened windows let air into a rented nightmare…dreams are interrupted by cars whizzing by and trains and trucks putting on brakes… It is so hot…I lay naked on soaked sheets…pillow is a sponge…I wipe my forehead…from left to right…it is all water… […]