Monday, February 25, 2008

the scorning look


Friday, February 22, 2008

just say

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

One theory as to why people smoke is that they were weaned too early.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

The Duet- Ms. Jenkins and Firends

"The stage was invariably smothered in flowers and greenery, it being the diva's theory that their perfumes would mingle deliciously with the trills and arabesques of her voice. "
- Daniel Dixon

Saturday, February 16, 2008

in the grip of strong feeling

I have this mathematical theory of ingratitude
that, three months, four days and 6 hours ago.
was submitted for publication in the Journal
of Grudges and Self Pity.
It was received,
subjected to peer review
and ultimately rejected.

"Your data is flawed...",
the word came back,
from the editors.
"Your methodology suspect,
your controls inadequate."

"Sons of bitches."
I spat, threw the letter down.
"I won't forget this", I said.

I slammed the door and
walked outside
to give my dudgeon a little space.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

drive by shooting

Caught in the crossfire
the bad choices that I have made
each such error having staked out its turf
unsavoury companions
dug in for a long stay
special handshakes
a secret word or two
they shake down the local merchants
and send my good intentions
(from which as they say the road
to proverbial hell is
proverbially paved)
into the witness protection

For my part
I have repeatedly tried
to turn myself in.
Have confessed to countless crimes,
rubbings out
and mayhem both general and specific.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

study for a poster

Sunday, February 03, 2008

I put my red blanket around me on the couch and started sobbing into my old pillow. I kept crying, getting louder and louder in all my vulnerable glor