Madame B

Madame B

Gustave’s creation you are fine and fair and foolish beyond measure. You remind me of me. Wanting life to be exciting and romantic and full of adventure, just like the magazines and trashy novels you read, just like the television and movies I grew up on. Is this so bad? Is it wrong to want […]

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 […]

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