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He took the Greyhound to the dying town and rented a cheap room near the factories – most of which, he found, were dead and empty things. He called the plant he once worked at, long ago before his stint in the army, before his discharge sent him back out into the world, wandering. It […]
Out of the black, star-domed unknown, nothingness rushes in with a scream, a shrieking, circular, no more, which mangles the jungle night with flames. Vietnam and napalm, fear death agony destruction and all for nothing! Slanting forward, I slash the canvas with colliding colors, fractured planes, splintered perspectives, blood-red rhythms, writhing soldiers, twisted trees, (gray […]
HAUNTED From night to day to night again the clock’s hands grasp illusions. Love knows nothing of time. Love knows passion, fever, reaching for someone to hold onto forever. Like a sorceress, or prankster witch, you left your memory in the dark to haunt me each night when I turn out the lights. I sleep […]
Days bleak, bitter with winter. No heat in their building, night coming quickly, Manny’s wife stoic, kids colic, “holding money” gone with the economy. “I prowl streets.” Manny tells me. “Ghostly with all these drifts, past shut down workshops, factories. STOCKS SOAR, BANKERS OPTOMISTIC, UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES DISAPPOINTING, HOUSES STILL FORECLOSING. Tattered newspapers flutter down the […]
Where there’s plenty of bad news, which the lost girl at the Honky Tonk piano wails about, tearing your heart out, as she sings her tales of a cold and heartless world, amidst the drunken toasts, smary jokes, cigarette smoke, asking what can you do when no one follows the Golden rule? Or where can you […]
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