Monthly Archives: June 2018

hopelessly hopeful

are all of us drawn to heartbreaking stories? do we all love to empathize with others’ pains struggles, anxieties? stories of loss injustice and death strangely satisfy me black comfort food for my soul tortured? no, haunted? maybe, clinical? if … Continue reading

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BASEMENT BOY

I’ve been badgered into it, the hole, the pit, a basement cleaning project seventeen years in the making. I begin vacuuming cobwebs overhead insulating the floor joists. Unfinished basements are nests, attics underground. Plastic garbage bags and cans brim with … Continue reading

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Uptown Boxes

His shaved bullet head bobs up and down as he bends to rinse glasses. The tee shirt tight on his bulging wide shoulders, a bar rag slung over one collar bone, the Screamin’ Orphans serenading from speakers overhead. He recites … Continue reading

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