Monthly Archives: April 2013

the road

pretend for a moment that you are a 39 year old man whose longterm girlfriend broke up with you a year ago, a woman you are still in love with, the woman you wanted to marry and knock up and … Continue reading

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colored horses

there was once a girl who lived near the ocean who years earlier painted giant canvases of wild horses with wilder colors in the attic while she was high on cocaine. i met her several years after she painted wild horses with wilder colors, years after … Continue reading

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names

     My name came down through seven generations of men with the same name each naming the first son the same name as the father then the mothers nicknaming the sons so as not to confuse them with the fathers … Continue reading

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questions with answers

if you didn’t know your name, what would you call yourself?if you didn’t know your age, how old would you believe yourself to be?if you didn’t know where you came from, what limitations could you release?if you didn’t know what … Continue reading

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sunday afternoon confessions

confession: the new apartment has cheap carpets, warped windows that won’t open, water-damaged bathroom walls, and toxic levels of pest control residue. the new apartment is a dump and i don’t care. i see the multitudinous flaws in this place and i love it anyway. this place serves its … Continue reading

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wise grandmother

the wise grandmother that sits on the board of directors inside my head visited me today. she appeared with fairy godmother splendor, sprinkling fairy dust, floating above my left shoulder, asking me questions.  wise grandmother: how fast are you gonna let it in? me: let what … Continue reading

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patterning inside the maze

“A person should consider how things begin. A particular beginning results in a particular ending.” –Amy Tan, The Bonesetter’s Daughter because the past several years have brought many endings, i’ve begun revisiting the beginnings to understand what makes little sense … Continue reading

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