Marty is lonely, he’s broke, he’s ugly, he’s mean. He’s the type of guy that you hope you never become. He’s lost in the midwest in an endless purgatory of bland offices, convenience stores and messy basements.
You can either be disgusted or intrigued when he pours Cool…
It was Saturday morning, which meant Felix and I woke up groggy at 9 a.m.
His phone alarm was never enough to wake him up. So, I rolled over in bed and started shaking him real hard. He groaned. I pinched his nose. He sputtered. I slapped him and said…
Joey and Doug. Those were the two guys that shoveled the mud. They did other things sometimes, but today, they were shoveling mud.
It was a simple task, assigned by the boss as he sat at that white round plastic table surrounded by folding chairs, glaring at the cigarettes dangling…
“Dude, there’s this huge sword stuck in a rock behind the Seven Eleven,” said Marlon, always a little too loud.
Arthur inserted a bony finger in each ear. Everything about him was bony. His kneecaps poked through his legs, poorly designed levers that carried his torso around like mechanized bendy…
under canopy of four
glowing bare feet:
i’m sorry if i offended you.
my black shoes
when will i take
my black shoes
still in her bedroom.
i bet you
felt history beneath you.
Other Boys’ Shoes
The heart of everything
Practiced its averted glances
For my pleasure. I see how
These white blood cells attack me:
The Disease That Won’t Stop Smiling.
I weave in and out of drug deals,
The thread tying their whole empire together.
The winners, the ones who look
Ashamed, who turn down their eyes,
Who have nothing but vitamins
In their Coursing-River Urine.
When I enter the bathroom,
The mice all make way for Queen Rat, and I
Lift up my skirt to piss all over their
Shiny White Urinal.
The tax collector arrived, a stormy look on his face. He came too close to me.
“How many tickets did you sell?” Brett asked. I may as well have been sitting in a dank fluorescent room with folding chairs and a two-way mirror. Tickets sold: one.
“What the Hell, man…