The cool air of the summer night makes its way through the open window. The city lights in the distance catch his gaze. Holding it for a few more seconds, he tugs at his necktie, leaving it to loosely hang. The nearest light fell across the dark hue of his skin, bringing shadow to his […]

I made a robot on a hot Summer day.  I was wearing my old Wisconsin shirt with athletic shorts to stay cool.  But it was one of those particularly humid, Midwestern, hot Summer days. The kind where the heat just sticks to you; chasing you even into the shade. I assembled the legs, arms, and […]

Come and get me / I’m ready soft and sweet, me / I’m candy come and get me…/ Hey Baby, come on / Hey Baby, come on / Hey baby now… Come and get me / I’m ready you’ve been patient / I’m tasty come and get me / Hey Baby, come on  / Hey Baby, come on / Hey […]

He’d been trying to muscle in on my business for a couple of months, upsetting my routine, the little fat-faced fucker. Leaving me threatening messages, warning me, that he was coming for me and sooner or later, he’d get what I so called owed him. Wasn’t my fault he was bad at math. Besides, betting […]

The Sun’s light shown through the windows and doors of the all white room.  The all white curtains stood sentry at the windows, motionless and at attention.  She sat at the piano between two, all white columns. Her wrists, in staccato movements, struck the keys with angled elbows, while her fingers, deliciously, devoured each note. […]

I can remember one day – I was passing by this old dude.  He asked me to go to the store for him.   He told me he’d give me a couple of dollars.  I hollered back, “Nah, man.  I gotta be somewhere.  I don’t have time.”  I didn’t even look at him. I only slightly […]

They said, “The peace couldn’t last for too long.”  You could hear the acrid breeze moving through the leaves.  You could see the diseased air stripping the trees. My daughter asked, “Daddy, what does it mean?”  I answered, “Things are about to become scary.  So be wary of the character of strangers you meet.”  Roll […]

“Watch it!” “Hey man!” “What the fuck!” I ran into the crowd, in the hopes I could lose it there.  I watched as it dove in after me. It slithered it’s way through, pulling the bulk of itself forward.  My face and hands bounced off jackets and shoulders as I frantically pushed my way through the […]

Readers Aged:  18+ “The Before” is just as good as “the After” But “the Before” is all for “the After” And “the Before” doesn’t exist if I can’t have “the After” Following after her lines Tracing my fingertips across her shoulders Gliding my hands down her back before her thighs And the kissing of her neck, […]

Blue and Purple meeting at the fingertips. Interlaced as Misty Blue yields to Purple undercurrents. A deep pull on Purple, Fills the lungs, Into the bloodstream and to the brain. The ghost afloat, Arms outstretched. Purple darkness surrounds. A slow and soothing exhale on Purple Woos. Air currents flow past the body. Purple corpuscles trail […]

He opened the door with the light spilling out onto the street, diffusing into the Day’s light. I put a seashell to my ear and it all comes back… Like a locomotive gaining speed, the trumpets set the cadence while the drums marched on the in-betweens.  Men in tuxes draped by silk scarfs criss-crossed the room […]

“Everyone, please put your hands together for Simone!” I put a seashell to my ear and it all comes back… The mood of the room changed as the crowd turned their attention center stage. The music shifted tempo: Slower, sultry, and intimate. They, both, emerged from the music box.  The ballerina and the beat.  While the melody twinkled […]

Four chairs. One plate, One fork. Two chairs. One napkin, One filled glass. One chair. A microwave meat pie. Camping out across the table, is the noisy white conversation, of too many red lettered bills and junk mail. The TV, slightly out of frame with a dark, blank screen, chattering away into the background. He […]