hot prayers

October 4, 2021 New Orleans – unforgivingly hot and humid. It strikes me. We are in the St. Louis Cathedral, two of maybe a dozen people mulling about. It’s cool in here, thank God (I thank God). A man who appears slightly disturbed by something lays mumbling to himself a few pews over from me. […]

At the TriBeCa Dog Park

October 22, 2018 Dog Park – TriBeCa          Here at the dog park again. A cold, late October morning. “Bark, bark, bark,” says a dog named Roxy. I think my days here are limited. Teddy’s booties keep falling off and it’s a real pain to continue putting them on over and over again. There’s a […]

from april, for you

Been in a real deep mood. Been in a real red wine and cigarettes mood. Been in a real stare at the wall for hours on end kind of mood. A real dark mood. Two feet on the ground and drifting hard. Two feet on the ground and far, far away from myself. A shadow […]

some short notes from a journal

Various New York City Locations, 2017   “I heard a man tell another man that his mom died at a Walmart after choking on a hotdog.” ~ “This was body language and the body doesn’t lie.” ~ “I feel bad about everything, but I had fun.” -Amanda ~ “This place smells like what I imagine […]

on the beach

“It feels like I am the closest I could be to being in space,” a man in the water says. “You are in space,” I say to him, but more to myself because he cannot hear me. We are in space.

many tickles and a few licks

September 10, 2016   Hot outside, Hot everywhere. I am hot, we are hot. Kinda drunk too.   A quarter to ten at night on the subway train with two bananas. In a white van under a bridge at a van party in Williamsburg. “I didn’t know this would be such a sausage party,” Amanda […]

One Night in Clarion pt.1

September 29, 2016 Clarion, Pennsylvania A quarter to 6:00p – Motel 8 – room 217 – rain   This place is the real deal. My intention was to drive all the way to New York City today but there is a strange noise coming from the front driver’s side wheel on my truck so I […]

Holy Don

September 13, 2015 Trail Motel Kellogg, Idaho   A large blue sign is lit and it reads Trail Motel. Multi-colored lights dangle from the railings in a sort of half-assed attempt at looking whimsical. The 1976 Mustang in front of me is covered in what I would describe as liberal paintings. A waste of a […]

a blue mood on the airporter shuttle

November 19, 2015 11:11a on the airporter shuttle Bellingham to SeaTac   The height of this bus is 10.4 feet or 3.1 meters. It is time for me to go. Time, time, time to go. I am unsure if I want to be here possibly not.   A heavy weight, I carry and not in […]