SIDE A I never hated you more than I do right now I suppose it’s ‘cause I need you too much I never trusted you less, or wanted to hurt you somehow… I never hated you more than I do right now I never wanted to scream, more than I do right … More Two Sided Song
Standing upright leaves precious few options. It’s only there, balanced just so, that you exist. So many ways to fall But beyond what’s plumb there is also: lean left or right, back or forth, or slip on ice, miss a step, trip on a boot, and blunder here and here. And also here. So many ways … More So Many Ways To Fall
“Poor soft man, who bumps into doorknobs and bruises his hip. The wind blasts your skin and the hail crashes, smack on your head as the rain soaks your shirt. And the sun beats your brow and the streets that you walk on are harder than glass — and your days are too short and your … More What The Tortoise Says In Response To The Man Who Pities Him For Having To Carry Around His Shell
It was on the fifth day in the fourth month in the sixth year that the rains came and washed away the house, and the Abyssinian cat, and the small blue Fiat that Edie had gotten as a gift from Zaide Ben. Now barren, the hills that saw out over the Great Lake were as … More The Rains Come Again
And the wind blows the branches
of the Chinese elm against the southern facing window.
And the Burnese Mountain Dog barks
as the pot on the stove boils hard. … More Soup
We are riders on the back of time, on a crowded bus, full of babies and strangers bearing the faces of people who we should have loved and should have loved us in return. Over years a nameless driver pushed the brakes to discharge, to pour out to unload until, like this morning we find … More We Are Riders
The S.O.B.’s – The Show Offs and Braggarts. These folks use social media most often as a means of simply showing the world how wonderful they are. This is the most common reason people post things on social media. An SOB needs to be constantly reassured that they are loved, and now thanks to the World Wide Web, they can get this reassurance from the entire world. Whether this will help or hinder their personal development is a subjective call. … More Who Posts and Why (a decidedly non-scientific piece on the possible reasons we use social media)
Something has changed but you’re not sure what. You wonder if you’re feeling Ok, if you’re not coming down with something. Your head feels strange, not dizzy; just different. The way you’re processing what your senses are taking in isn’t normal. What you suddenly understand is that for the first time in many years, you’re feeling the sensation of being of alive.
… More Waking Up Thirsty
I was in a foul mood. I’d been working at Pickwick all winter. It was a half-year long, frozen piece of my life, and this afternoon when work lets out, I sit in my car and watch the snow finally melt. The shifts on that warehouse floor are draining me; body and mind and I’m … More A Vision At The Bandshell
My high school career was a bust. My father actually had to bribe Mr. Runseth, my 12th grade geometry teacher, with an air conditioner to keep him from failing me. For an entire half a year I didn’t get even one theorem right. I wanted to blame it all on the teacher, although whatever … More How the Shittiest Job in the World Helped Shape My Destiny