MONTANA

Tell ya why I love Montana - see, Montana’s a guy can wear a hat and not look like some jerk trying to look like some movie star Montana’s where there’s enough level ground between the mountains to keep ‘em always kinda invitin' no menacing mountains in Montana, no sir Montana is a pale wood …

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My neighbour

  His words seem to hover on the threshold of understanding but so bitter they burn - I want to... stroke his brow or something - hold his hand and explain - so that he can choose to jump - or perhaps he will forever lose the chance - you cannot have fairytales and reality …

The old Irish Setter

I would stare at his wet cobblestone nose the bristling whiskers that seemed to be poking fun, fanning  out either side of that jiggly bubblegum tongue. I could hide my bruises in the abyss of his eyes... until I no longer need to hide for Skipper was my guru and my  guide. . .  

Carceral episode

you feel bad, she said, because you are a thief. my baby needed bread he said - that is not theft. you feel bad because you know it was wrong, she said. no, you are wrong twice, he said. it is not wrong and I do not feel bad about it. then why are you …

Be still!

Be still – Ehyeh asher ehyeh  Be still and know Ehyeh asher ehyeh  Still will be Ehyeh asher ehyeh  That I am Ehyeh asher ehyeh  Be still Ehyeh asher ehyeh  Know that I am Ehyeh asher ehyeh  Be that I am Ehyeh asher ehyeh  I am that I am Ehyeh asher ehyeh You must say …