Author Archives: coffeefueledstagnationdestroyer

Night Watch Print

Followed around by a painting that hung in the living room of my Grandparent’s house above the sofa facing a large window that looked out over a well-tended garden and a small pond. I see this painting in magazines and … Continue reading

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Ode To Overkill

I wrote this poem for an open mic night I attended yesterday. I was saddened to learn this morning that the last surviving member of the original Motörhead lineup, Fast Eddie Clarke, had passed away. This poem is therefore dedicated to him. … Continue reading

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Books I Read in 2017

I didn’t read nearly as many books this year as I have in previous years. My excuse is that I wanted to slow down and enjoy what I read instead of just plowing through books with the intentions of having … Continue reading

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Editing (A Rant in 70 Words)

Fuck editing. If there is any part of the writing process that I absolutely detest, it is editing. If the act of writing is like driving a Porsche down a beachside highway on a perfect summer day, then editing is … Continue reading

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Staring Contest

I’ve been having a staring contest with an empty pack of Pall Mall Reds for months now. It’s been bounced around in the wind from the gutter to the grass. It greets me in the morning and I say good … Continue reading

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Dancing Ghosts

A border town jazz band playing old favourites for lovers dancing with the ghosts of their dead spouses. A slow lament for slow moving feet and outside someone tosses a ripped up photograph into the dirt because he caught his … Continue reading

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Airports/Notebook/Montage

The Student Light in a Car is the Low Gas Light. A whole day in a seat. Without a cigarette. Sober/a warm bar downtown and me outside in the rain/so alone/feeling nothing except the rain/aftermath of sleep/concrete digging into the … Continue reading

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