We Who Are

We who areyour closest friendsfeel the timehas come to tell youthat every Thursdaywe have been meeting,as a group,to devise waysto keep youin perpetual uncertaintyfrustrationdiscontent andtortureby neither loving youas much as you wantnor cutting you adrift.Your analyst isin on it,plus your boyfriendand your ex-husband;and we have pledgedto disappoint youas long as …

The Song of Too Much

A polo zealot, Akbar, "the greatestand wisest Mogul emperor of India,"insisted that all candidates for public officepass a strenuous polo test by playingagainst the emperor himself, at night – a darklymoonless night – in chase of a wooden ballespecially set on fire. Those who qualif – oh, excuse me: email. …

Love Double-Wide

Your love is like a bad tattoo.I’ve done too much timein this trailer park and I willburn your double-wide down except I’m lazy. Your loveis like a bad tattoo althoughyou put it on the back of myeye. It starts "Ramona" and I can’t read the rest anymore.I’m tired but I …

Dumbo

“…I was a member of a secretive international magical society for five years, and on my initiation to (what I then believed to be) the highest and scariest of its grades, it was revealed to me by my order-superiors that Dumbo Tim Leary/ RAWilson style. I don’t believe that it …