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Sparks

Every now and then there’s an incident with a customer or coworker that unexpectedly affects me, whether in a negative way or a positive way. Tonight, it was in a melancholy way. In the department where I work, we have a gate, separate from the main entrances, that’s kept open until 7 p.m. When it … Continue reading

Poetry

Vesuvius

I never underestimate laughter, hiding in old boxes and young wrinkles. It begins or ends with a disaster.   I caught on when the schoolyard taunts turned the aster to rot, and the ground ashen with sprinkles; I sometimes underestimate laughter.   The bodies of Pompeii were found after a realization so simple; A moment … Continue reading

Fiction

Ice

He drank alone. It couldn’t be helped anymore. “This sad sap’s empty,” he muttered as he put his glass down on the table. The ice clinked, and he for a moment remembered a happier time, when the clinking was on champagne glasses, and a gorgeous woman stood next to him. But she was gone. They … Continue reading

Goodbye
Poetry

Goodbye

Goodbye     The bus eats the miles as it goes; The cities taste of burnt oatmeal and it pauses only momentarily to spit out the specks caught in its teeth.   The life of a speck is short and violent. They sit in silence, waiting for their time to be propelled into the cold … Continue reading