Monthly Archives: November 2012

No pain. No happiness. No anger. Air

Every movement was painful and slow. Methodical and heavy. She walked on nails to a seat and fell in. Pulled closer the Hawaiian floral backpack on her lap. Her body was floating – half in water, half in tar. She … Continue reading

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800 lb ghosts

My body feels like it’s 800lbs this morning. It weaves in and out of the past. Every day is a new life, but our bodies forget nothing. Sometimes all it takes is a dark photograph of you and a person … Continue reading

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Light rail chronicles 11/27

Never sit on the platform seats heading home – they’re covered in smokers and dried marmalade and body odor. People love to dance waiting for the train: Old hispanic women, gay black men, white boys all plugged in to a … Continue reading

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The bottom of the sea

This morning, I was in an old tan truck with my father, driving on the bottom of the ocean only all the water had receded so it looked more like a sea green ruin. The road was opals. The median … Continue reading

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I am a hero

Today is a beautiful morning. 80s the rest of the week and sunshine. The weather man last night laughed and said there was zero change of rain hitting the valley and Pat and I might hit the pool and work … Continue reading

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I must be a mermaid…

…I have no fear of great depths and a great fear of shallow living. -Anias Nin

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We can survive here

I sent the manuscript off this morning for a few first reads. Even now, if only in two directions, it’s going places I’ve never been. I’m thinking about eating an entire sleeve of ritz crackers – don’t tempt me – … Continue reading

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Middle

I want to fall off the map. But anymore – is there a place unmapped? An unknown number called me yesterday and I plugged it into Facebook and there she was – my old landlord. She left a long 2 … Continue reading

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Now. Ser.v.ing. J.6.0.5.

I went to the DMV this morning because for the last couple weeks I’ve been getting notices on my car that say “Welcome to Arizona, now fucking register your vehicle or we’ll make your life unbearable.” I think my apartment … Continue reading

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Possible Titles

I feel like I’m wrapping my collection up. It’s about as good as I can get it right now given where I am as a writer (possibly terrible, possibly OK), but who the hell really knows what will happen with … Continue reading

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