Leavin’

He parked his pick-up there in the rest area off of 80…somewhere in Iowa…that state stretches far ‘cross…it was night time and the cicadas were singin’ up a storm…early September…soon their songs would end… Diesels flew on past…Greyhound buses too…no station wagons or family vans in this midnight hour…just trucks and buses…trucks and buses…he’d weaved […]

This Time

It was easy at first…,she said…,lovin’ you…’fore I found out what the real you was all ’bout…the drinkin’…stayin’ out all night…on the prowl…like an old tomcat lookin’ for a stray…walkin’ back alleys and side streets…in search of a girl in red…done up in colors of the night…,she took a drag off her Camel…drank a shot […]

Will

what is this about…some kind of question and answer session…’bout what…this guy says this…that guy says that…hard to tell whose telling the truth anymore…all these hints and allegations…think you know me…think again…my whole life could be one big lie…a giant falsehood…just story after story made up…and for what…for what…in order to impress you…make you think […]

meow

the apartment was pitch black…no running water…bills had been skipped…a cat in the corner made noise all night long…howling in darkness…wanting for food an’ water…a cup of kindness was out of the question….no matter how loud she meowed…nothin’ was comin’ her way… an’ a portable radio played jazz from ‘cross the river…in the night-time when […]

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 […]