Ear Pie

Ear Pie

He was scurrying back and forth, forth and back, from one gas pump to another. Four, five, six, then seven, then eight, eight cars wanted refueling, oil checking, tire pressure, window washing and one young man, Albert, was doing the scurrying between them. His co-worker, Rick, inside, behind the register, picking his teeth, with his […]

Father

Father

You fade slowly before my eyes, once so strong and vital, now you sleep in your chair, so tired you say, so tired. How long will you be with me before you have to go?

Charles (for Hank)

Charles (for Hank)

You devil you, the darling of the hip crowd, the down and out crowd, the envy of frustrated stale academia. You changed ‘em buster, you challenged ‘em to face up to their impotence. Damn were you hot! But you earned it, yes you did. You took the beatings, you took the lost times, the lonely […]

Through The Tall Grass

Through The Tall Grass

Hard to believe, these things usually are, and if you’ve never experienced anything like this, you won’t believe it, but I do. My father told me one evening over dinner, he’d never told a soul before, not even mother when she was alive. It happened years ago, I was very young and mother had taken me to visit […]

L.A.

L.A.

My second hometown, not born there, just lived there many years. I know the streets, hills, signs, landmarks. A lot of struggle