How to Create a Masterpiece

Like many who are living in the world’s greatest city, San Miguel de Allende, I sometimes feel like I have come a long way.  Even my shadow is tired.  All that heartbreak and long hair falling upon sea and setting sun spreads out at my feet.  I sit.  I think.  The years have become smaller, […]

Waiting at the End

There are no heroes here, in the dark place, upon the black crust.  Walk you say.  Walk where you cannot walk.  Strive for the slope and hope to get above it all.  Fly to a safe clean vantage point, float upward, but you are stone, and there is no escape, no home, no warm bed […]

Drunken Haiku Past

Torn hollow my body a battleground Redbird wings brush my lips on the pages of a pulp magazine Peace unsung only wind rain dry sun at the barbecue and the kids hide subdued in blue jeans like Picasso in Paris growing vanity in a window box with Hitler and the other chemists Grey heart almost […]

Curious Seasons

The cloud bank rolls toward you, pushed by the wind from a storm far away…inevitably, sadly…rabbit and all, running across the setting sun.  A soft, moving wall that lifts your thoughts and there is everything in front of you, everything that is no more.  You have followed the campesino’s finger to the top of the […]

I Don’t Think You Understand

What could have been or should have been but wasn’t, is how we live.  Like cards falling upon the table, floating down upon the felt green for all to see.  One wins or loses or breaks even, but there is the inevitable accounting.  Our lives in stop motion, because it is only after the fact […]

Bow Wow Comes Around

I was going to write about Jan, Aaron, Kari, AMole, John the Gorilla, the Convert, Dave,  Manja, Aquileana, Joey, Mary, Ken, Pete, Bess, and Jen Kindness.  I was going to place all of us in a late-night Parisian bar listening to jazz music by a bunch of cool sticks from Baltimore wearing pointed shoes and […]