Hot Dog

Hey woman, run next door and tell Charlie we’d like some hotdogs. What did you say? What, I gotta repeat myself? This is the fourth of July. We supposed to have hot dogs. You must have lost your mind. The shock of them repossessing our clothes, furniture and...

Hard Knocks

Hard Knocks bang bang banging on the door. “Open up! It’s the police!”  I look down at the busted jug and at the dent in the wall, where the statue virgin mary whizzed past my head. Sure, I could have left run away years ago but each time we took another gamble. The...

Top Management

Rachel climbed the stairs. “One leg up down and pull up the rest of me. Left . . . right . . . left . . .” More than a few times she stopped to suck in some thinning air. Rachel looked up through the spiraling steps. She still had a long way to go. She was...

I trust, I pray, I imagine

I trust, I pray, I imagine I trust spirit will move me in the highest way. I pray to be open and receptive whenever the call comes. I imagine joy pouring through my heart will drench all beings in torrential love. I imagine whosoever crosses my path will depart with...

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

woman open your eyes you pour forth    children come alive. man takes the credit for life rests in his hands he says pain is natural you were made from ribs stay in your place woman you bear the blossoms that return to earth open your mouth      shout ENOUGH IS ENOUGH...