Monthly Archives: May 2017

Too Smart

People like to say to me, “You’re too smart for this.” I had these thoughts while I was standing outside smoking a cigarette (ashes dancing in the wind like those little black flies) and watching the construction site across from … Continue reading

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Don’t Lend Me Dishes

Don’t lend me dishes or travel mugs or Tupperware containers filled with delicious food that you probably cooked for me after you found out my diet is 90% cereal. You’re not going to get them back because I’ll forget because … Continue reading

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Thanks to Dave Davies

I’m not like everybody else I cannot swim in seas of happiness drown in warm sunshine and float in pools of endless positive thinking. I guess I’m just not built that way that I’m missing that critical piece that allows … Continue reading

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The Worst Cigarette of All Time

Northern Alberta a wind howls through everything and in the corner of a smoke pit I lean against a chain link fence in the middle of a thunderstorm hearing the rain smack the pavement with zeal as it knocks the … Continue reading

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YYJ to YYC (Poem written on airsickness bag)

To compose a symphony on an air-sickness bag… The orchestra locked in this small tube and tuned up on pretzels and ginger ale. There is a groundhog day style repetition to air travel: everything happens twice: flying up and coming … Continue reading

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Weekly Exercises in Failure

Why is it that I need to see every work-week where I return on time as a failure? As if I didn’t do enough in my time off to stop this cycle from starting all over again. As if I … Continue reading

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Title Fight

A heavyweight title fight with myself. This can only happen so often so I train for it and it eventually plays out on the canvas of this blank page. Although I keep forgetting the date that this knock-down-drag-out brawl is … Continue reading

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