church

He stood on the corner ‘cross from the church watchin’ all these Mexicans file inside the wooden doors…it was like they were at a McDonald’s…waitin’ on a Big Mac or a shake…standin’ there with kids clutchin’ the hands of moms and dads…holdin’ on tightly…dressed in blues and whites and pinks and yellows…some girls had flowers […]

It Is Early…Or Late

There’s a calm in the early morning hours…while it’s still dark outside…a quietness…no cop cars cruising…nor ambulances racing…fire trucks have been put away for the night…young birds chirping…saying they’re hungry…they sing out…softly… And…there is no train going through town at this hour…no diesels putting on air brakes…the mad mad men of back alleys are fast […]

The End Of The World In A Midwestern Town

So…I said to him…you’re not goin’ anywhere…he looked at me with that fool look on his face he always has…I said…what’dya think you’re doin’…just laughed…then it got real weird…the breeze stopped blowin’…things stood still…got dark…real dark like it was almost night time in the middle of the day…and he just kept on laughin’…wild as a […]

Some People Love Too Much

He fell behind…lost her somewhere out West…maybe New Mexico…could’ve been some part of Arizona…’round Nogales…close to the border…wasn’t sure…her license plate just kind of faded into the dust… She was running from him out of fear…scared of his love…they say some people love too much…all the girl knew was she wasn’t ready to settle down […]

White Rice With Brown Gravy

have you confessed your sins… I have… who heard ’em… a friend…keeps secrets…sealed like an envelope… what did ya tell him… I said there was this guy…and he had done some bad things…told him he’d stolen from people…beat up some guys…killed a woman… told him that… did… told him I’d had just ’bout enough…couldn’t stand […]

That’s What I Did

She could never let go of me…,he said…nursing a beer…,no matter how I tried just couldn’t shake her…clung to me…like some puppy with its mom…everytime I turned ’round she’d be there…waitin’ to see what I was gonna do next…,he leaned forward on the bar…looked up at the baseball game…Tigers ahead 3-2… And I just got […]