Monthly Archives: February 2018

Unemployment Poems (1)

Please hire me. I could use a job. I would like very much to have some place to go, something to do with my days. I would really like to order something on my pizza other than garlic salt and … Continue reading

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Title Below

Now that, sir, that is good form. You are doing excellent work there and I am very impressed by your courage. This is an hour in which you don’t know who might be watching you, hunting, ready to pounce. You … Continue reading

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No Billy Bragg

Shit. Fuck. Goddamn it and god damn me for losing step on that which is truly important. I had forgotten – completely forgotten – to check up on the post-Valentine’s Day candy sales. What has happened to me? Who have … Continue reading

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The Changes to Come

They rolled her out in a gurney. She was barely lucid muttering names, but none of anyone around. Her hair was wild. Her teeth were out. It was a bad scene. She wasn’t happy being evacuated from her home, that … Continue reading

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Under Observation

When observed be careful of what they might see. Be thoughtful. Be wary. Consider the 360-audience all around you and keep concerned of which of your actions might be remembered and recorded and considered long after you’ve forgotten. Imagine that … Continue reading

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Post-Performance Anxiety

The guy on before me took all the applause with him when he left the stage. That must be it. He left nothing for me which explains the complete lack of reaction that I really should have earned. Something has … Continue reading

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Your Lane

Hey, geezer: could you get off the road? You’re slowing us all down. You may be retired but the rest of us actually have places to go, you know? Is there any way you could be respectful of your youngers? … Continue reading

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Doppelgänger

She said that she saw you. I thought that wasn’t true. The girl that she had pointed at was old. You’re fresh and new. From distance I could see why she’d relayed to me your presence near, but it was … Continue reading

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Everything Do

It seems upon reflection everything I do is wrong. In some cases, it takes some thought to see the errors in my actions, the failure in my life, but it is always there shadowed, subtle, waiting to pounce at its … Continue reading

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The Other Holly

My friends and I keep wondering what you might be up to in this day and age. Holly says she might have seen you as an art dealer in SoHo. Mellie thinks she heard you’d moved back East (which, since … Continue reading

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