Yesterday I passed a pageant walker. This was on a nearby street during my morning jog. Wearing workout clothes and gloves, he waved to me in solidarity as I passed in the opposite direction. He was walking down the center of the road, keeping a temperate pace as I briskly made my way down the… Continue reading A grand wave that came my way
Lately I have a new tactic for my insomnia: Put on an old black and white movie with low production values and a slow-moving plot. I like to not understand what’s going on due to the movie being that bad, or at least to not care what happens to the characters.
I walk through my complex to start my jog several times a week. It’s still dark out, and I begin my run near the big tree across from the leasing office. In the morning the sky is pretty because I can still see the stars, and I usually spot a constellation or two. Today, the… Continue reading The man who lives near my house
The door where patrons waited for their box mail was like that of a prison -- thick and made of steel. It was painted dark green, like a dumpster. The three of us waited there, held captive until the clerk got around to us, periodically peering from the door’s top portion, which swung open inwardly,… Continue reading 2nd variation: An unpleasant trip to the post office
The three of us stood on line for box mail at a filthy, run-down post office branch this morning, and to our surprise, after 10 minutes or so of mutual silence, we discovered we had something in common: A security breach had occurred in the mail rooms at our respective apartment complexes, and delivery was… Continue reading An unpleasant trip to the post office
The poem was written flawlessly in my head, but I just sat there and listened as my inner voice recited it.
The recommendation of 8 hours of sleep Doing stuff in the daytime and going to bed at night The regimen of 3 square meals a day Conventional interior design, such as coffee tables belonging in the living room The binary in all its incarnations Standard breakfast items, eg. bagels, bacon, cereal, pancakes -- it's all… Continue reading I question the following
I fancied that the large sign mounted on high along Jones Boulevard advertised for a cosmic dentist. A streetlight had obstructed the "et" in the word cosmetic. The doc himself was pictured alongside the enormous text, laughing, seemingly at me, as if I had purple skin and multiple heads, maybe six eyes. I sat at… Continue reading The psychedelic dentist
I got a smart-aleck remark yesterday on Facebook. It was in response to a status update I wrote about ordering a wallet and chain. The person quipped that I should get a mullet to complete the look. Heh. Today should be interesting because I'm wearing it to work. It arrived on Sunday in the mail.… Continue reading Backlash from wallet and chain