NIGHT WINGS In Mercury’s merciless day I burned. His night was crystalline. On Venus, I rode a ship of ice immutable, thick in its soups of sulfuric rain. My heavy … Continue Reading Night wings
Be very careful when eating mushrooms. That is my best advice at this time. I do not know how long it is that I have walked and wandered, sometimes just … Continue Reading Paved with good intentions
There was a Polaroid of me From nineteen sixty eight Hair down to shoulders Lennon mutton chops Puffing a dubious cigarette Unearthed years later In a shoebox of fading photographs … Continue Reading A petty theft
By the light of an android torch, down a pitch black path I went. To a dark door, unsuspecting. Fronds brushed my face. I slowed, and stood in doubt. Have … Continue Reading A difficult delivery
Hello Person or people who may read this. My Name is Buck. To my knowledge, it was given to me as a fanciful reference to ancient fictional characters. Possibly Starbuck … Continue Reading Buck Five come alive
Give me your hand. I will pencil a pinwheel to your palm. Does it tickle? I make the @ sign, start with centre. Slow successive spirals. There. I will notice … Continue Reading To make you smile
Through a muddy split window, the wild winds whip. The dark of day descends, as checkered quilts wave goodbye, off to new realms. And I, fresh from a steamy shower, … Continue Reading A chore put off
the knives are hung, edges pointing east. silver in slots, just so. pick up cat kibble, back in the bowl, not wasting. park to one side in the six car … Continue Reading Alright, now.
do you see me? can you look, full face, without averting your eyes? if you can, then heaven is true. for I know there is one who sees, unbewildered, and … Continue Reading Unbewildered
My hands cup the nape of your neck, thumb the tawny silk of your hair. Your ears of cockleshell. The fine bones of your collar. Lashes flutter on lips. Laughter, … Continue Reading As I wake
In the glove of twilight Our man of twenty two pads along the powder cow path road to the last rise above the grand grand valley below. In a dreamt jacket … Continue Reading The listener
Memories of a night in I.C.U. some years ago. awoke suddenly two hours into sleep disoriented, heart racing wouldn’t slow Wife puts the cuff on pulse of one seventy five … Continue Reading A lost weekend (repost)
A chance encounter has left me with a strange sense of regret. It’s been my experience, when out in the marketplace, that people are usually impersonal, unless you happen to … Continue Reading In the coffee aisle
My old father-in-law, now gone, was someone I knew for the first thirty years of my marriage. It does take me a long while to get to know anyone, and … Continue Reading Running for it
I went on a toboggan And I hurt my little noggin We had no helmets back when we were three I played a game of hockey With bigger kids, so … Continue Reading A Head of the game
Few people turn on their outside lights at night, which means you sometimes have to do arithmetic and count down from the one house that does have its lights on, … Continue Reading Would you like beef with that pizza?