…And for your halloween??

lone ranger Halloween is a night where people put on someone else’s clothes, someone else’s face, someone else’s persona, light up their imagination and walk around begging as if it was there own. Yes, I have celebrated. For years I celebrated until the paint of the mask had burned into my face, until the wings…

Taking a Stand

Cave troll as corporate bully To Back A Bully Down Fists flew every day, pants tugged down. He’d insist on taking the chance to use some tease-name, tongue just hard and dumb. He’d entrance the hallways like rust, still there, crusted on the pipes. To kill him, that thrust in all of us, the sin…

Homecoming

You leave the city by your lover’s side through rush hour to mansions to highways pitch nights and projects that holed mountains. You leave and arrive in darkness and never see the leaves until morning nor the streets nor the students mid-making. You leave late for the union and the tour of stories that gave…

If I Could Go Back in Time

  One time, in reality any one time, I chose to quit something, to change majors, put down an instrument, let time flow by as if it were endless, gave power to the voice in my head that cared more about comfort and protection than the one that wanted to excel and go for it….

A Story Without

If you walk from pond wall to pond wall, from bogs of frogs to schools of fish, thinking not about how big or how long your body will hold its longing, you will sound out a truth with the swish of your long limbs dipping in and out of mud, squish of nails and digits…