Get Off My Back

I guess you know when you’re growing old because the pains stop going away. A month or so ago, I was squatting down to write on my wet-erase wall calendar when my tailbone made intimate, uncomfortable and bruising contact with the corner of my desk chair’s metal-covered-by-stiff-plastic arms. It was quite unpleasant. It made it…

I’m a Little Unsteady

I know I’ve recently written things many likely find offensive. I’m probably less racist than Hillary Clinton. Any misogyny I display is quite obviously not Trumpian or anywhere close. I’ve always believed in equality of opportunity – and outcomes, in some cases. The more serious problem, though, is to fail to recognize to understand that…

Free, And Not So

Hoping for more and wishing for less When I didn’t care was when I did best I’m desperate to run, I’m desperate to leave If I lose it all, at least I’ll be free It’s clear you think that I’m inferior Whatever helps you sleep at night Whatever helps you keep it tight I’ll certainly…

Will life get ahead of me?

All these times will change I can’t turn away Planes are heading home When old friends are gone I thought that after I left Austin I’d be able to write about it. The Ruta Maya years. Before Austin began becoming San Francisco in industry and (relative to the local cost-of-living) rent prices. I followed the…

Poetry & Words

The poet feels the dull memory of other knowledge of the tongue and can’t reproduce it. She has to use the words there are for such things as have names — language is the fallen medium, built of worn material — but what she wants from an act of reference exceeds what any amalgam of…

I Wanna Be Your Crystal Baller

I’m ready to pack up the dogs, get in a vehicle and drive away; never looking back. We received two emails from our property manager a couple of days ago. One was accusing of us leaving a bag of trash under the stairs on the other side of the courtyard near the gate (essentially, as…

HC, DT and BLM

Does anyone really think I’m a diehard Hillary Clinton supporter? Do I think she’ll push needed policies are hard and far as they need to go? Nope. Do I like the idea of continuing another political dynasty? Hell no. Do I think it’s important that a woman finally sit behind the desk in the Oval…

Tell them if they’re lookin’ for me / I’m on the road to the next city

Born and raised in the USA By way of New Orleans where the killers stay   I’m working on unsubscribing from every New Orleans- and/or Louisiana-focused newsletter, state and/or local political insider news update list and MeetUp group andneighborhood (and local technology) Facebook and NextDoor group. Excuse me, but: Fuck this place. There are most…

Tell them if they’re lookin’ for me / I’m on the road to the next city

Born and raised in the USA By way of New Orleans where the killers stay   I’m working on unsubscribing from every New Orleans- and/or Louisiana-focused newsletter, state and/or local political insider news update list and MeetUp group andneighborhood (and local technology) Facebook and NextDoor group. Excuse me, but: Fuck this place. There are most…