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My Signature Itself is an Inferno

I was born in ‘83 to a city alive in fire and hurt, spent after seeping its lifeblood out to the streets where gangs and hoods all..

September 13, 2011


People have asked if I felt guilty for lying to you. If I had told you everything, you would have cried and you would have yelled and you..

September 13, 2011

Mexican Bulldozer Radio

We could hear the Mexican radio through the floor above us. Laura and I lived in a basement apartment beneath her boss’s house. Aside..

September 13, 2011

The Good Life

WE WERE MEETING a lady at a home in Dix Hills.  She was buying five or six pieces of good-name furniture from a family who had to sell..

September 13, 2011


I suppose I should tell you about the Hobermans.  Not ’cause I really want to, you know, but ’cause I figure it’s what..

September 13, 2011

Jewel Box Graffiti

You feel bad when annoyed By happy people doing nothing But making all the noises You would make too, if happy.   Especially with company,..

September 13, 2011

Out of Work

Lust, avarice, masturbation,   I’ve done the lot.   I’ve even coveted.   Just look at my face.   The coveting leaps..

September 13, 2011
The Pianist

The Pianist

She’s fighting against keys kidnapping mood,   high, shrilly notes that over-thrill,   deep, clubbing bass tones that drag...

September 13, 2011

You Out There?

Yeah, I did it again.  Another long unexplained absence.  I’m sure my six readers are wandering around blogless trying to figure out..

August 22, 2011

Yes, God is a Republican

With European soccer season over and basketball season completed I’m left to focus my attention on my other favorite sport.  Yup,..

July 21, 2011
The Gallery
  • The Break
  • Yellow Cab
  • Snowflakes
  • Of Wings and Prints
  • Abbey Road Revisited
  • Carnival
  • Cross Culture
  • Juan Carlos
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