From the Inside Out
Israel struck ambulances, refugee vehicles, international
relief vehicles, and, in a bizarre twist, dropped a bomb through
a red cross painted on top of a Lebanese Red Cross ambulance. Was
Hezbollah using these
convoys to mask its movements? Maybe yes, maybe no. The truth is
we will never know. The dead don’t speak.
The details of this problem remained a guarded secret until
one fateful day when the legend of the asshand exited its chrysalis
as a really disheveled looking butterfly, its busted wings inspiring pity
all who saw it.
Room #7: Pale green with lavender undertones. A man
holding 5 cups of rain.
the Dandelion’s Den
Thank Jeebus that the Krauts finally managed to solve
the worldwide problem of not fully attentive fruit
flies and meeces out there. How we lasted this long
with these critters forgetting their car
keys and leaving the iron on at home when they go out is
We manage the kindling, / build lattices
of dry sticks, faced open to the wind / to catch & push
the fire out & up to the temper- / ature at which
fat burns clean off the bone.
Excerpts from The Code
Switchers , a Novel in Progress
That made three major insults, one for every day
he’d been in the country so far. Three is a magic number, he
mused, because three days in Haiti was enough to make
him think that maybe the place would be better off if
someone just carpet bombed
Leisure Time That Does Not Involve Leisure
The invitations, catering, musicians, and ceremony and
reception venues had all been lined up in advance,
but the four weeks preceding the wedding were still relatively nutty.
I’d had no idea
that a wedding was such an all-consuming affair. My
support for the legalization of gay marriage just dropped to nil.
I Will Grind Your
Bones With My Many Teeth
I want to declare to the world that I revel in the violence
of pairing purple with red. That I tire of sincerity and heartfelt gestures.
That I live to disdain that which I can’t identify with. Ooh, me so scorny.
An Afternoon on
One of Chicago’s claims to fame is that it is
home to more moveable bridges than any other city in the world, and
many of the ones we were to travel past that day were old and stately.
They project a strength and durability that fits this city’s blue-collar
Baby, What Kind of Help
Do You Really Want?
How satisfying to dream of / floating, at any moment
to find / his long eyes again, the drifting / hood
of a green aubade.
From the Publisher
Salmon and Spawning
We must not only think globally and act locally but
also think tribally. I understand if you do not want
to bring yet another person into this world, but what about bringing
yet another good person
into this world?
The 30th ward was won by 66 votes and we know we were
responsible for those votes. We knocked on hundreds
of doors and asked for the votes of hundreds of people.
We did this with nothing more than
determination, and if we could do this in Chicago versus “the Machine,” then
Democrats nationwide can do the same against the Republicans
Letters to the Editor
Generally speaking, these lights are on timers and therefore
the intersection gets considerably less busy when the side road is tagged
in — not unlike Macho Man Randy Savage tagging in George “The
Animal” Steele in a tag-team match against Hulk Hogan and The Ultimate
Warrior. Actually, Savage and Steele were both completely kick-ass wrestlers
and therefore that’s a horrible analogy.
Jesus Folk Song Book
The Horrible Truth
it doesn’t really matter what you do with your life
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