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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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Thanks Tom

When I left high school, I had no idea what I was doing. Most don’t, but I was truly lost. To top it all off, I started my post-high school life by moving with my parents to a city 1000 … Continue reading

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Chicago, and The Harbinger of Death

Since I’ve been here, I’ve grown to fear hearing the song You’re the Inspiration by the band Chicago. “Here” is a kind of purgatory: It always begins on June 4th:I live my everyday life, I go for walks in the … Continue reading

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A Caustic Summer

A new novella. 75 pages. Contact me at bradytighe@gmail.com and I’ll send you a copy. $15. DEFINITIONS: caus·tic ˈkôstik/ adjective: 1. Able to burn or corrode organic tissue by chemical action. “a caustic cleaner” synonyms: corrosive, corroding, abrasive, mordant, acid … 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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Justifying Dylan

            I have been a Bob Dylan fan for almost 15 years. That is a time period that covers over half of my life. I’ve read his book, I’ve read biographies, I’ve bought almost every record on CD, and then … Continue reading

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