bible-belted: the pandemic series

bible-belted: pandemic one why are tanning booths & beauty salons open? an exquisite corpse. bible-belted: pandemic two on south beach, millennials drink and frolic. boomers aren’t worthy of attention. bible-belted: pandemic three at a local hospital, sixty-five year olds are … Continued

The Unpredictable Fluid of Time

Unlike predictable, protest-board-applicable-things this uncaged boomerang returns the plague. Barbs jut in the neck of a dozen deserving men. The difficult decision is to stay the course or stay alive. Let’s lock onto the horizon, see that (from this embankment) … Continued

Skin of Memory

All that is left of you are words Words you turned into colors Colors you scattered across pages Of your abbreviated life. Shades of Blue:             For tears shed by angsty adolescent daughter     … Continued

Night And Day (Ночь И День)

Life has become better, comrades. Life has become more cheerful.  Joseph Stalin In the old days under Stalin they’d arrest you in the midnight hours of indifference, throw you into a concrete room lit by a bare bulb where questions … Continued

mercy

I.   we are born on death row in monroeville hope valley, the south side of chi   the contents of our character: civil wars that makes us sick. head, heart, memory   cancerous cages of our own & others … Continued

The Wisdom of Sword & Shadow

  Introduction: Apollo Boudreaux opened the rice paper parasol, his slender fingers running the length of the bamboo handle.  The quick flourish was not unlike a magician’s gesture, his trick bringing the pretty thing to life—a tumble of cherry blossoms … Continued