Recommended stories

Writing 101

131131 views1515 comments1010 favs

looked briefly – glanced shouted loudly – yelled fell down – fell

Summer of 1978

184184 views1515 comments1010 favs

And the thread goes through the needleand there you are again. Blue, green,what color should I pick to bring you back.This is not a question.And the thread goes through the needleand there you are standing in front of your painting. I squint my right eye and focus on that…

chet baker

173173 views1515 comments1010 favs

chet baker shades my eyes rippling through the cool water sometimes we feed the fish

Tastes like Wind

369369 views1010 comments88 favs

Sand underfoot.It's raining I say …


122122 views1616 comments1010 favs


Poem 1

128128 views1515 comments1010 favs

Now's the time …maybe. Maybe now's the time. Forward or back and half awake, where does it end? For pity's sake, For pity's sake who knows? Question, question again and again fuck the pain. And… …

On Welding

205205 views1313 comments1010 favs

I wanted something new, something different, something with fire.

Sleepy Time for Jimmy

247247 views1010 comments99 favs

Now comfy is as comfy does, but when sleeping strange, please accept a wide range of cradle, crib, cave.

When you were nine

207207 views1111 comments1010 favs

When you were nine your head fell off in the playground. Dr Mort was called. He pasted it back on with PVA glue. You'd never know now.——When you were nine your arms turned into trees. Dr Mort worked his magic with the chainsaw. You still need light pruning once…

The Gallery of Wounds

238238 views1616 comments99 favs

The blood is memorable/ as is the copper taste of that/ momentary certainty of lockjaw.

Dog Goddess

278278 views1111 comments1010 favs

His rescue dog, Luna, resembles a cartoon dog; meringue-colored, frothy-fur with floppy, serious ears. Little, with huge presence. Impossibly perfect dog rescued in a drainage ditch. He told me the story—that Luna had been orphaned and abandoned and how he…

1st and Goal

172172 views1414 comments1010 favs

My grandfather was ninety three. My mother was sixty three. I was thirty three. My daughter had just turned three. Our ages were all lined up like the beauty marks on Snow White in the Donald Barthelme version of the story.


211211 views1313 comments99 favs

Is it victory or madness

The Hangman's Poor Gift

167167 views1212 comments1010 favs

of placing the rope just so; of settling the veil with care --


200200 views1414 comments99 favs

I crave the confines of the convent

Forecast for Mid-December

246246 views1717 comments99 favs

In the next week or two, the red oak/ will loose and lose its leaves


201201 views1313 comments99 favs

And then god created two kind of people and they both took to the dance floor and they waved their arms in the air and bumped asses and hips and titsand as they danced one god said punk. another god said rock. another god said freak. another…


258258 views1111 comments1010 favs

Slip me in Between the cracks in your schedule Between the sheets of your bed Between your memories and your fears Between your eyes and the moon where I'll twinkle at you Slip me in somewhere, I won't disturb you Won't make you want to push me away Let…

Agents of the Anthropocene

168168 views1717 comments99 favs

Perhaps they serve/ a God’s twisted will// as they accelerate extinctions

Old friends on a park bench, sharing coffee from a thermos in the shade of sycamores in spring...

145145 views1616 comments99 favs

Eavesdropping ...

My Man Wears Cherry Pants

223223 views1212 comments99 favs

My man wears chartreuse shoes.! He wears chartreuse shoes like a new king right there on Main St.!

From the discovery of fire to a crypt slash restaurant

123123 views1919 comments1010 favs


dozen haiku more

150150 views1111 comments1010 favs

tonight's sky is full:/each lunatic to his moon/sings separate songs.

Interstellar Solace

185185 views1717 comments99 favs

he considers the swirl of galaxies/ with their black hole hearts,

These Are a Few of My Least Favorite Things

256256 views1414 comments99 favs

Visible butt-cracks and sandals with sweat socks, Income and sales tax, celebrity de-tox . . .

The Next Happy Act

291291 views1010 comments99 favs

We used to smile when we saw the other smile. We used to laugh just at the sound of our laughter.

Forgive Me, Leonard Cohen

167167 views1414 comments99 favs

There’s a price / on everything

Pot-shots- an Octet for the New Year

203203 views1414 comments99 favs

Maybe all quarterbacks are shitwads.

Your Boredoms

8383 views1111 comments1010 favs

Your boredoms are not my fascinations. Your boredoms Belong to the ice caves with the Mammoths, Although haven't they been tortured enough by the Changing winds? Your boredoms are far from twinkling Objects in the beaks of ancient crows,…

Play it, Sam

9292 views1111 comments99 favs

...still the same old signs...