he told stories

he’d tell these stories to ’bout anybody who’d listen to him…give him the time of day…in a crackly voice he’d talk ’bout old times when he was a kid in this town…’fore the McDonald’s went up…’fore they got a second traffic light at that four way stop out towards the end of town… back when […]

a curious man

he kept pointing at his mouth…his throat…saying something…couldn’t make it out…water didn’t help…he spit it out…he was turning blue…a pale shade of blue… and…I sat there…watched…looked at him choking…pointing desperately at his neck…he couldn’t breathe…I was motionless…just sat there…watching…watching… part of me wanted to help…but then I paused…I’d never seen anybody die before…and…as he got […]

Hitchhiker

you get so scared out here alone…with each car passin’ a little bit of hope goes by…on down the road…leavin’ you behind…wonderin’…why didn’t they pick me up…what’s wrong with me…that family of four in the station wagon with New Mexico plates would’ve been perfect…I could’ve sat in the back with the dog…maybe they’d offer me […]

Fished

and there you were…in front of me the whole time…if you were a snake you would’ve bitten me…actually…I think you did…. you…with ginger hair and emerald eyes…what are your plans for me…sending me these pictures of you…telling me you want to be my true love…your bite has left a mark… I wait for your next […]

Fence Post

there’s a truth to what you’re sayin…’bout how life just turns over and over without any stops…we think it’s goin’ slow…but…it’s not…time goes real fast… America has a way of creepin’ up on ya…has a way of bringin’ everything to a head…you thought you were ready…prepared all your life for a catastrophic event…the death of […]

Shadows

she played with these shadows that came into her room through blinds…casting them on solid white walls that were bare…no pictures of loved ones…family…just a blank space… she’d move her arms up and down…forward and back…looked like bird wings flying in the sky as the sun cast it’s evening shade… sometimes she’d lay on her […]

A Discussion On Women

it’s stupid on your part…spending money on women that you don’t even have…face it…you’re too poor to have a woman…hear me… I hear ya… women sense it when you’re poor…you don’t even have wheels brother…how’re you gonna take a woman out without a car…they don’t like city busses… I don’t know…that’s the part that always […]