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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Tom lost his fiancé at a party. He didn’t like being without her in an apartment crowded with people. He didn’t like people. He didn’t know what to say to them. Stacy was the only one he could talk to. And now she was gone. That’s when he saw the boy standing in the living […]
Johnny had his face in his iPhone. He didn’t see the crippled old war veteran lying like litter on the sidewalk in a beaten parka begging for change. “Get out of my way, you filthy bum!” Johnny was disgusted. The city should do a better job of keeping this scum out of his sight. As […]
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 […]
From within the great and terrible darkness… I heard the most beautiful voice sing.
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.
I almost feel like begging for the big grand knife or the slender shivering blade in these abundant alleyways filled with uncertain strangers with cartoon eyes and teeth yellowed from manic sweets (clowns, jugglers, thieves in sharp expensive suits) but all that they do is kill me with conversation until sleep gravity takes me down […]