Americana criminal behavior destruction literature local color love love poetry Uncategorized

she takes a powder

a hard-boiled detective

would describe me all gum-shoe mickey spillane

as a serial passion killer

beneath a slow moving ceiling fan

swaying to a street corner saxophone

smoke unfurling through suspicious window shades

into a neon-lit city of perpetual night

feet propped on his overworked desk

waxing how this dish

she takes a powder

varies her modus operandi

jealousy mistrust stubborn convictions

yet what is unquestionably hers

are the exit wounds

she leaves on the guy


Jazz Music poetry Short Stories Uncategorized Urban Legends


their cat slit it’s wrists on a monday
a day after
the dog ran off to join
the speed of sound tour

friends all pleading
break the fuck up, already

but no they insist

not while there exists
one shard more