Shake Your Salt Shaker

I got on a big plane and flew to Germany when I was 18. I think my parents let me go because they wanted me to expand my horizons and have an "experience".I experienced a lot of beer and a belly button piercing. Then I flew home and experienced my mother reading my diary and … Continue reading Shake Your Salt Shaker

Rotten but Neighborly

The tree fell down, it's milk-white bark shattered like china across my driveway. I climbed out of the car to move the beautiful, rotten mess of a tree, my favorite kind. It had cracked in the middle of it's trunk, moldy, dead. My son wields the larger branches like a sword and I grumble about … Continue reading Rotten but Neighborly

Not Waving But Drowning: Loving My Neighbor

Nobody heard him, the dead man,But still he lay moaning;I was much further out than you thoughtAnd not waving but drowning.Poor chap, he always loved larkingAnd now he's deadIt must have been too cold for him his heart gave wayThey said.Oh, no no no, it was too cold always(Still the dead one lay moaning)I was … Continue reading Not Waving But Drowning: Loving My Neighbor