Old Times

He saw her…didn’t think much…a tall blonde with a little weight on her…middle aged…raking leaves in her front yard…he wondered why she didn’t have a man doing that for her…he wondered… Maybe like so many middle aged people he knew…himself included…she and the hubby might’ve went splitsville…he watched her…she had her hair pulled back in […]

Goodnight My Love

He saw her walk through the turnstile up at Columbus Circle on her way to catch the train…he’d seen her before…tall leggy brunette wearing white boots and leggings…like a go-go dancer of old…she had her hair up in a beehive and her lips had fresh paint on em…that was her…always wearing something sexy…provocative…like the tiger […]

A Ghost Of Her

He went out lookin’ for her…she’d been gone for a couple of days…like the time before that and the time before that…so-on and so-on…it was a recurring theme in their lives…ever so often…say every other month they’d go out and tie one on at the local bar drinkin’ cheap shots of whiskey and cans of […]

Just Another Early Mornin’ Hour

Old bus tickets…novels…half used roll of toilet paper…various bottles of medicines and a couple of coffee mugs laid there on the desk in front of him…the clock on the microwave read 4:07 in the mornin’…it was dead quiet… There were no sounds of police cars outside…no trains goin’ by…weren’t any alley cats moanin’ in the […]

Pictures

She looked at him…sitting there in his old work pants with black grease on them and white paint…she just looked at him…smoking a cigarette and drinking from a bottle of Schlitz…his gray hair speckled with black…ran his leathery hand through it a couple of times…greasy…hadn’t been washed in days…he let out a laugh…,what you lookin’ […]

Naked

I’ve been out in the cold Naked Not knowing the forecast Waiting for sun Waiting And I know the sting of the wind Face ruddy Body beaten Where’s my overcoat The one I had as a kid It buttoned up Protected me And now I am naked I will always be naked Truth is a […]

All He Wished For

he kept to himself…real quiet like…didn’t talk to anyone…didn’t even own a phone…just kind of watched as the world went by…kids playing in leaves…dogs walking their owners…jacked up pickup trucks cruising down the street…a motorcycle with a fat broad’s arms wrapped ’round leather…he would just watch… and the only thing that changed were the seasons…winter’s […]