December 2022 Writing

Waiting in the ER

At noon I’m on my way to the ER. The scrape on my forearm keeps bleeding. Plavex! Blood thinner. I’m a heart patient. After waiting for two hours, a nurse takes me through a glass wall’s locked door into an inner sanctum, partly visible from the main waiting room....

Rabbit, Rabbit

  Rabbit, Rabbit   It just appeared one day, Mother’s German bible with the stark white cover and scrolled lettering that made no sense. It was never opened, just sat on an end table like a gleaming headstone, the nicest item, by far, in our trailer. Sis said,...

He wants me dead

  ‘Koel called twice. No message.’   ‘He’s not to be trusted and none of your other kids will have anything to do with him.’ ‘I never answer him. I just wish he wouldn’t call. I don’t want to even think about him. He just wants this place.’   ‘Some...

Easy If We Try

The problem with democracy is demo means business and mockracy is illegal. Sure it’s easy to spit through a needle’s eye or say you’ll do one thing and then do the other but I’ve been baking half-cocked for decades, would you like to taste a morsel, I’m serious.  Put...

Waiting in the ER

At noon I’m on my way to the ER. The scrape on my forearm keeps bleeding. Plavex! Blood thinner. I’m a heart patient. After waiting for two hours, a nurse takes me through a glass wall’s locked door into an inner sanctum, partly visible from the main waiting room....

Rabbit, Rabbit

  Rabbit, Rabbit   It just appeared one day, Mother’s German bible with the stark white cover and scrolled lettering that made no sense. It was never opened, just sat on an end table like a gleaming headstone, the nicest item, by far, in our trailer. Sis said,...

He wants me dead

  ‘Koel called twice. No message.’   ‘He’s not to be trusted and none of your other kids will have anything to do with him.’ ‘I never answer him. I just wish he wouldn’t call. I don’t want to even think about him. He just wants this place.’   ‘Some...

Easy If We Try

The problem with democracy is demo means business and mockracy is illegal. Sure it’s easy to spit through a needle’s eye or say you’ll do one thing and then do the other but I’ve been baking half-cocked for decades, would you like to taste a morsel, I’m serious.  Put...

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