My mouth is dry unlike the weather – rain hammers onto my hood – flows off – there’s a waterfall in front of my face as I fast walk from where I’ve been. Angling my head to avoid the water brings brown strings of flesh scattered across the cement to my attention: worms, too many to count, all on their way like me.Read more "Random Thought Rain Drops"
The Pines of Rome was a ship with a body of oak though the crew in possession of her had no way of knowing that…Read more "Jam Session: Pines of Rome"
Nine Inch Nails – Closer Tap here to listen to source song “Help me…” I groaned; no one was around to care. I sat at a table outside the library, but with the way the story I was working on was violating me, I may as well have been bent over. Up to then, writing […]Read more "Closer"
Flogging Molly – If I Ever Leave This World Alive Tap here to listen to source song My death was painless, quick, but the afterlife is a pop-up ad, inescapable. I think I remember looking one way but not the other, maybe the blow of a horn, definitely the thud of my body and CRACK […]Read more "If I Ever Leave This World Alive"
Funkadelic – Maggotbrain Tap here to listen to source song ‘Ya’ll have knocked her up.’ It was either the words that woke me up or the walls of my house shaking. Everything was dark, still again, but a murmur as confused as me drifted through my open windows; I went outside expecting the same calm, […]Read more "Maggotbrain"
Tom Petty – You Don’t Know How It Feels Tap here to listen to source song “You just can’t.” My dad said as I finished wrapping white tape around his gargantuan knuckles, “Not until you take a hit yourself.” I grabbed his left hand and began to wrap the bruises on it as well. “C’mon […]Read more "You Don’t Know How It Feels"
Montana of 300 – Slaughterhouse Tap here to listen to source song There was a mean old lady that lived in the apartment downstairs. The farthest she would ever go from her home was her porch where she would sit and smoke long cigarettes that looked like her fingers. She acted nice, said hi to […]Read more "Slaughterhouse"
Passion Pit – Swimming in the Flood Tap here to listen to source song Far away clanging meant I was alone for the moment; I took the chance to stretch and yawn. “You know it being talked about already doesn’t make it any less significant.” Her words from the other room were followed by pounds […]Read more "Swimming in the Flood"
Len – Steal My Sunshine Tap here to listen to source song I finished my third cigarette in a row and realized I’d rather risk cancer than go shopping with my girlfriend. It’s not that she took long, it’s that she didn’t take her wallet. I’d say she was lucky to have me outside, a […]Read more "Steal My Sunshine"
Kickstart My Heart – Mötley Crüe Tap here to listen to source song I stood still in a rainstorm. The drops were 20’s, 50’s, & 100’s, and in appreciation of the rare weather – I was at a club that wasn’t filled with strippers – I looked for the source. While everyone around me lost […]Read more "Kickstart My Heart"