Monthly Archives: May 2015

Bus Stop Near Willows Beach

From somewhere comes music: A trombone played well unlike all other trombones that I’ve heard. Music from one of the manors with the trees in the yards and old stone walls ringing the kingdoms of dentists and doctors Mercedes chariots … Continue reading

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A Shovel (Free Writing Exercise)

I haven’t dug my own grave yet, but I did buy a shovel. Because when you know that things are going to go wrong, you don’t stand in the way of letting them go that way. You let all of … Continue reading

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Dance Steps

She moved her feet across the pavement dodged the spit and vomit of Saturday night drunks as she did. She danced the basics showed me swivels and heel toe a display of talent and footloose beauty in cute socks. On … Continue reading

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Crashes

A sign at an intersection: MISSING: One Wedding Ring Large, Tungsten Last Seen at the May 14th Car Crash at This intersection *** He wasn’t a good husband. He wasn’t good in bed. He wasn’t ever home on time. He … Continue reading

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Portrait of the Writer as a Young Drunk

-1- I was young, had just gone through a breakup, moved back to Calgary, and was now working at a liquor store there. I hadn’t written anything in months. I bought a small notebook to try and kick the tires … Continue reading

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Poems About Other Women

The record finished And the needle returned home. She knocked on my door Softly All nails. I opened the door And she mauled me with kisses Forced my hands into action And I fought back I fuck her from behind … Continue reading

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Spider

There is a spider who has set up shop in the top corner of my bathroom. He must have moved in while I was away as I would had killed him before he could have unpacked such a befouling on … Continue reading

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