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 […]
It’s hard to see the stars from the gallows or a smile through tears. It’s hard to see rot beneath beauty hope beneath shame love beneath all that hate. It’s hard to see change at the end of a gun peace through the flames or God through all that pain. It’s hard not to bury […]
This world has shrunken to a room filled with maniacs and guns. Everything outside the window looks like it’s either dead or on fire. Anything between is only deception. Corpses rush through traffic so preoccupied with time as the coyotes wait for darkness sitting fat upon their faces. The sun reveals the presence of walls […]
I saw a little white fluffy cloud solely drifting across the vast blue dome of an otherwise perfectly clear day. With the way that things have been going lately I hoped that it would get to where it was heading without getting bombed all to shit out of the sky.
Today I woke up with a huge blemish on my face and when I stared at it it seemed to stare right back. Later, at the buffet for my father’s birthday he leaned forward looked at me and asked “What happened to your face?” “Well, that’s not very nice.” I replied. “I have a pimple. […]
They shot down journalists from the sky by the dozen bombed civilian structures took away fathers in the night on nothing more than a suggestion to be processed accordingly but it doesn’t matter because everyone in Iraq and Afghanistan is a fucking terrorist, right? And this is war our war the war that you’re paying […]
I will create something beautiful out of my pain. It’s me against the world and it’s war every day.
This is the time of night when the cold wind rustles the dead leaves when all the flowers wither up into little balls of dried nothingness where the radio plays the same song over and over again as factories close and politicians get reelected the wheel turns and turns deeper into the mud the children […]