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Which witch are you?

What the Dead Say: A memoir of life after death Excerpt: Paranormal circus Before I could stop myself I said, “Ha! Paranormal circus for you, huh?” to the owner, as she was checking my daughter out. “What?” “No one has said anything about the guy in the back?  He doesn’t bug you?” “What guy?” I’d flustered […]

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Assless chaps

Letter to my son: What do you hear when you hear the music that changed my life? There was an alcove between the restrooms at a bar called Dizzy Duncan’s in the Morris County Mall. In the alcove, an old cigarette machine squatted mellowly in the thin golden light spilling out of the bar. Adjacent, […]

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Live on earth

Pronounce the title as “live–on earth– LIE-V” A concert for the end of the world. The King of Lies conducts. A volcano choice to erupt against them, the OTHER the ones who will not see it the way they should. Channy sees her feet on soil as a prayer on earth, for earth, pulling from […]

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COVID-19 poem

82,404 The latest count of infected here on this land of plenty Times two—one hundred sixty-four, eight hundred and eight.  This many lungs pulling fur in the sac instead of air, we pant for hours, we gulp in infected skies The rest of us hold our breath—the spores in the air in  flown sputum from careless […]

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The problem with Christmas

The problem with Christmas is: The two sides of my personality are arrayed against one another in hand-to-hand, bloody red and money-green-colored combat. On one hand, I revel in movies about sorority houses being invaded by murderous Santas– Krampus is my spirit animal of the season, not Rudolph. On the other hand, I am recording […]

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