CANADA DAY 2020

Is the day that neighbours like to terrorize veterans and pets alike by unleashing a seemingly endless arsenal of loud sky magic. Restrained to their yards because everything is canceled forever fireworks (and plenty) help air out the grievances. Two lots over a dazzling array of starbursts mostly white (racists) with a nice jazzy finish. […]

HER LOVE IS WAR

Her love is a crowbar into the stomach. It’s a gun fight in a closet. It’s a black hole in a paper cup. Her love is a grenade in a gumball machine. An electric chair in a summer dress. It’s a Third Reich parade. Now i drive fast with my eyes closed. Scream into bottles […]

THE PROBLEM WITH US

The problem is that people have to have more and more in order to fill in the holes in themselves in each other in the hours in the empty spaces. And so we dig and gouge and scrape and burn until there is nothing left with no regard or respect. We don’t want to know […]

I SAW GOD IN HER LAUGHTER ON A GODLESS NIGHT

Standing outside the warehouse 3:30 a.m. on a Monday night buzzed as fuck because my life was completely out of control but the world was always ending anyway. I was waiting for the whatever man: the Space man the Big man Blast man –fucking Spider-man. And I was there to pick up whatever it was […]

BECAUSE YOU ONCE SAID YOU LOVED ME

Maybe I’ll blow my brains out in a car on a crowded American freeway to Mozart with the taste of steak still in my mouth as a fly searches the windshield because all meaning has become a handful of paper confetti. Because the obviousness of everything has murdered all emotion. Because all the wells have […]

Ice Cream Truck Goes To Mars

When you’re high or drunk or both it fucks up your piss you think you’re done or don’t are you? You’re not sure but how long are you going to just stand there with your dick hanging out waiting to be seen maybe you want to be seen you dirty fuck so on that you […]

MAN IN A HOTEL ROOM WITH A GUN

Taking it all in one long moment sitting there on the edge of the bed with a gun in your hand blood on the sheets a brunette laying across them naked pale stiff like a mannequin you don’t recognize the gun the room her your clothes You don’t know how you got there at all […]

COVID-19 SOCIETY: LIFE IS A ROLL OF TOILET PAPER

As the pandemic was unfolding on social media people were scattered in the frozen produce section of Costco staring down at their smartphones as if waiting for instructions. A lady was fixated on her screen beside a batch of tomatoes when her face scrunched up and she started to turn. They all did, not into […]

THE MARVEL SUPERHERO ON PARK STREET

I was walking by a large Victorian house on Park Street when from up on the top floor balcony I heard someone calling out. I turned to see a girl –maybe ten years old– leaning over the railing so that her long hair hung straight down. “Hey Mister, do you want to see a trick?” […]

THE NOISY BATHROOM FAN

At first Randall was appalled when the noisy bathroom fan suggested that he murder his girlfriend right then and there, but then he grew intrigued. With the fan’s persuasive voice, the thought of murder solidified into an ideal. Was it possible? In fact, was it the only thing that would set things right? He was […]