Monthly Archives: April 2013

“We Must Not Legitimatize Her Words”

Why do we allow this woman such press? Why is her picture ingrained in our brains? Why do we watch as she flails with cold hands? Why do we stay as she cries against us? Why do we let her … Continue reading

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Sammy, the Gat: “The Floatin’ Deadline Just Dropped Anchor”

(Sammy, the Gat, is a continuing story.) Now I got me a new challenge. The book’s been closed on Lefty Louie and Belinda B is stateside. Who’s gonna gimme the dirt on the target? Mystery solved. There is one geeee-orgeous … Continue reading

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“Old Age”

I find my grandfather sitting in the library. His hair is thin now, and rumpled like the unmatched jacket, tie and trousers he wears each day. His leather-bound classics and signed first editions carefully arranged on golden oak shelves have … Continue reading

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Sammy, the Gat: “I Hunt-and-Peck The Overland”.

(Sammy, the Gat, is a continuing story.) (Glossary at end.) I double-dutch the Feddie/Maffie Evel Knievels before I snuggle up to the Air Maroc check-in. A storm cloud of ciggie smoke circles a duck-bill-nosed dude soft-shoein’ it outta the powder … Continue reading

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“Boston Marathon Massacre”

try to imagine the thoughts of the two bombers you can? I cannot. (Written for dVersePoets, Meeting the Bar: The Unfathonable, April 18, 2013.)

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Sammy, the Gat: “I Noodle The Notion Of Motorin’ To Morocco”

(Sammy, the Gat, is a continuing story.) (Glossary at end.) I got me a prob. As I exit 23 Hasting, I see the borrowed bebopper’s jalop cruisin’ past me on a city-owned flatbed. Now I only got two big-hands ’til … Continue reading

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“One-Man Show”

Tonight is my big night: my first one-man show at the local art center. I’ve worked for over a year capturing rural scenes in hopes that owners of the featured properties will buy my paintings. “Barns and buckets”, my wife … Continue reading

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