It started innocently enough he constructed a hand puppet named ‘Willy Nilly’ to entertain his girlfriend’s young son and together they put up clips on YouTube. “Hey-Hey-Hey! Duuuh! Howdy, Mr. Rabbit!” The shows started getting longer he made up more characters –more puppets. A shelving unit was built in the bedroom closet where they would […]
Johnny got drunk behind the wheel again and smashed his car into a tree. Jenny wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and died on the way to the hospital. That was twenty years ago and the only reason Johnny had recalled it right there and then as he left the party that night was that across the […]
I must have been twelve the first time I heard it deep in the woods -the laughing. Sometimes it was a woman’s laughter sometimes it was a man’s sometimes an old voice and sometimes young but there was something about the laughing unlike anything you’ve heard before. Deep in your bones you knew that it […]
The king sky wants us all to bow today. The flowers mercilessly pelted by the machine-gun rain. The wind a whip walloping the atmosphere trees waving like waves. clouds crowding clouds split by stark lightning brings to ground rumbling shivering window panes.
He’s been pounding back the sauce since his wife left and took the house the kids the dog now he lives in his snow plow at the end of my street idling, waiting for me to come out after the storm to start shoveling. He can barely see me as through his alcoholic haze I […]
When the summer moon kisses the night ocean it creates a luminous walkway upon the glistening surface. A haunting white ribbon stretching right out to shore. An ethereal passage of light inviting out to all eternity the bravest of souls and the already dead all the same.
From within the great and terrible darkness… I heard the most beautiful voice sing.
Be strong even when you’re not. Even when places and people become impossible. Even when every room is unfriendly, every day a shame, every step a burden and when giving up seems like a breath of fresh air. Do not stop. Do not cease. Do not hesitate. Don’t be like them. Don’t be like them. […]
Let me love you furiously like death loves the young and fire loves a tree. Let me take your hand and put it on the trigger. Let’s turn everything into just plain murder. Let’s give them all Hell for having birthed us. Let’s scream off the agony of being and beat down the cages just […]
The inhibitions they slide so easily away like water across her pallid skin as I put my lips to the glass and inhale the moon.