waiting rooms


we positioned ourselves in another waiting room a stack of magazines on a chair a book with a magic marker that would reveal puzzle answers my contribution but I'd lost interest. I'd found myself back towards a quiet television examining the walls The hung art was dull enough that the groves in an exposed brick … Continue reading waiting rooms



you know one of the first things I remember is sitting in the shady part of the lower bowl of Tiger Stadium behind the catcher looking out through netting you said that the man at bat was big said he was good so I believed you I remembered the cards I'd been given collecting people's … Continue reading Fielder

the lights, the lights

house lights dim we hang in the rafters watching the thing from afar our breath louder than we ever remember hearing it lights go up a birth a dance figures crawling across hands searching wooden planks sanded into form always fitting moment after moment lights dim the crowd around us whispering with only a few … Continue reading the lights, the lights

an end (crisis averted)

we were holding on to one another hoping that at the point of impact (crisis averted) we'd have just gone through the actions leaves falling in the spring having made it this far pushed out by the next wave photosynthesis pushing out the dead with a handshake eventually though they clung together the end was … Continue reading an end (crisis averted)