Every time I gnash my teeth I remember Cactus Dick. He went crazy on me in the scorching hot parking lot on the American side of the Mexico border. I learned alot that day about anger management, and the wiles of a desperate coyote who is in pain and afraid of losing the woman he […]Read More Cactus Dick Ride
Poetry begins this way. Interesting words, names, clever meaning, rhyming to remember better… I am reminded of a time I told the story of the Solar System, as the newest planet was stripped of his planetary status. From its discovery in 1930 until 2006, Pluto was classified as a planet. In the late 1970s, following […]Read More Inspect Reflect Respect Inflect Dissect Connect Correct Check
At 4:20 this morning I am missing my mom and my sisters. Our family Christmas eve dinner and phone calls whisked by too fast, and our annual McNamee Girls shopping trip to the city was also over too soon. Pictures flash through my mind’s eye; Maureen with a big bag of recently discovered extra presents […]Read More Sunset Mist Memorials
In a world where no one ever dies, what gives life purpose? In the Maze Game, Diana Slattery has created an amazing work of science fiction that probes certain questions of the future in a way that is unfamiliar, disturbing, beautiful and cruelly savage. Think “All that Jazz” meets “Tron” with Captain Jack Barishnokov and the […]Read More Do You Want to Live Forever? Really?
I thought I would read the story I wrote for the Summer Solstice, but when I couldn’t connect to the internet, I decided to wing it. This 7 minute RAP was completely off the top of my head for the magical audience attending Robin Silver’s birthday party. Allan did the edits and augmentations. ENJOY. Warmly, […]Read More Improv “Queens of Summer” Rap
The first day of summer, the first hint of morning, a loud and scarey buzzing warned me suddenly awake. A thought clouded my distant awareness,”Oh no, what kind of planes are these?” If I opened my eyes, I don’t know. The sky was still dark, yet the sound was so urgent. I worried remotely, unwilling […]Read More Solstice Story for the Queens of Summer
Everything woke up dead this morning. I’ve been sad too long to be sad or mad. I just want to understand why, And try to wake up alive tomorrow. There but for grace go I. The snake who chased and ate three mice got caught in the knotted plastic fence tangled with Vinca surrounding the […]Read More Today I am thanking a Snake.
Search For Infinity On this eyelash she walks across a delicate new web suspended by a thread in the ancient design of time. the spaciousness of patience, the stillness of eternity, the fullness of emptiness, the answer in the question, the light within sound resonance, the seed within a tree reaching to the starry sky, Seeing […]Read More Dream Catcher… I Never Believed