Monthly Archives: February 2014

Conspicuosity

I hate to be conspicuous, and yet I never move except I write the tune. I’m not in charge – a pattern isn’t set by me – I’m just as shadowless at noon as anyone somnambulating by. I’d rather you … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Leave a comment

Sleeping with Cats (End)

She wanted Rick to move out, but she didn’t say that. Instead she picked at him all evening. He tried to defuse her with sex; he pinned her fists behind her and nuzzled her neck. It didn’t work. Re stropped … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction | Leave a comment

Sleeping with Cats (Middle)

As far as Rick was concerned, they were then a couple. Linda didn’t see it that way. She liked the sex and the ice (she hadn’t met Re yet), but she wasn’t ready for a full relationship. She told Rick … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction | Leave a comment

Sleeping with Cats (Beginning)

What a run. It’s been an up-and-down airline since Linda took over. It’s been an erratic time since Rick came into her life. She’s thinking she needs a break from both MainePlanes and Rick Jenssen. Linda likes anagrams. She tells … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction | Leave a comment

My Brother’s Hands

My brother’s hands are fast becoming claws. The doctor said the nodules were a sign that he’s inherited a mix of flaws that made some tendons pull. At 49 they started to compel his hands to curve. His fingers seemed … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Leave a comment

Party

Some aliens inhabited her place, their shoes on new upholstery, their mood a forced frivolity, their lack of grace astonishing, and as for attitude, they wore determined immaturity, with music overloud and humor drowned: a desperate grab at thin festivity … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Leave a comment

Dear Dad

When Ruby was little, her father was her sun, her moon, the stars. He was a big, capable, educated man, principled about his conduct and devoted to his family, and he doted on her. She was his oldest child, his … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction | Leave a comment