Workers like pigeons pecking blindly stab for morsels in the marketplace. Bread crumbs bear no fruit for beady blind eyes on bobbing heads clawing at brick and mortar.
Five times I told the quicksand in my heart become a target. Birds and feathers, quills and pens, binary inconsequences to fill the void.
Sprouting leaves in Spring decorate ashy winter branches. Musky pheromones waft across streets as furtive eyes follow fertile females touting long legs and bare skin. Three men, one wearing a beret, the other with a tweed coat recently removed, and the third a heavy mustache, discuss politics and sip coffee in a nearby plaza. … Continue reading Spring in the City
The magic of tiger's breath faded with a 9-to-5 leaving little dreamers on islands of clouds watching aeroplanes whisk weary travelers carrying blank expressions outlined by frost. A big game hunter shoots an elephant for sport earning an ivory souvenir in exchange for orphans. Splattered blood stains dry grass as naive eyes wonder … Continue reading To resurrect a fairytale
Trammeled earth underneath and dust swirls behind a file of travelers, en route to the next oasis. Ancient traditions reveal in the light of shared purpose subjugating personal conflict to the whims of motion. Mules walk alongside men carrying loads destined as dowrys for mercurial women singing falsettos of hope, desire, virginity. … Continue reading Along the Gypsy Caravan
His intentions flow like lava, carving blood-red troughs through dignity and reason. They dig like veins underneath a leaf until in chunks of remorse peter into a vast sea amid crashing waves and jagged promontories. His eruptions entomb bodies expressioned like mimes in a play for which they did not audition. Let … Continue reading Misunderstood
There is a place in man's heart for only truths. Where snide remarks meet with curmudgeonry and swords pierce fog on wordless afternoons. Where callused hands on sweaty shovels uncover tenuous deceptions shifting through the sands like sidewinders. Where each stroke brings us nearer to a soft core full of unexpected jokes, … Continue reading Contagious Laughter