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 […]

The days grow shorter, the heat turned lukewarm and the outcome’s been chosen.  The embers glow passionately, more seldom, only on the occasion an errant breeze is spoken.  The ashes caught in the wind, caught up in the cooling effect of the daily this and that, so and so, and to and fro…as reasons to […]

I found love. It sprouted atop the trees. My new top priority, she, caught me with her latin mami, steez. Sun touched, at ease, swinging through the leaves, arm in arm, twisting up the vines. A touch of the divine. We hopped from branch to branch, stepping in motion, keeping the same time. Two birds […]

The pride, tentatively, walked to the water’s edge to lap up a cool drink on a hot night.  Breaking the calm, water thrashed about, reaching forward, pushed by the violence, the spray lashed out in all directions.  Each animal instinctively reacted, as taut muscles sprung each escape.  Missing it’s mark, the waters gathered back over the croc as […]

He came in swinging wildly.  I ducked the first punch and side-stepped the second.  The bare knuckle of his hammer found it’s mark on the third swing, right into my ribs. A gasp of air escaped my lungs. All sides of the box were lined with faces, packed side by side, three and four rows deep, […]

“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 […]

Fast flicking fingers catch the attention with gaudy flirtation, leaving the streets littered with cards.  “Boom.” The canon and bass bounced from the deck of the ship carrying the muffled voices of the show siren through the crowd.  Light from the Luxor’s capstone shown straight into the nighttime sky.   Luminescent bulbs flood the streets […]

A beautiful, blue sky day. A few clouds smiled, Nodding as they floated away. The waves fell onto the shore. Glissing notes in harmony, Hooked on the feeling, wanting more. She looked up at me and said… Be my lazy Sunday afternoon. Cool your troubled mind, Surrender willingly. Everything’s here you’ll find, Hold me closely. […]