Graceland Mist

Lovers, we clung to each other and wondered what insane mischevious god was this fate? I knew him before a heart attack stole his ability to move. Back then, he lived to drive, to travel, to keep running fast. Now, immobile, trapped, he struggles, waves his arms and legs in the air like a bee on its... Continue Reading →

Storm Warning

Engulfed by charlatans, chaos, and confusion - we gotta go –  we gotta leave now before it's too late. Truth is dead, evil is virtue, compassion is weakness, hope is buried, confusion rampant. Money and power all that matter.  "But that ain't us, is it darling? I pull her close, give her a kiss and a hug... Continue Reading →

Road Tune

I look for America on the road in my gear jamming past. Softened by love, with the top down, thru a million stars in a velvet night sky I cartwheel across heaven. Townes plays on the box - a drunken wavering real-country baritone. Under a torn creosote bush in a desert draw; across island-dotted, sun-spangled straits; in... Continue Reading →

Zombie Flu

I am brought low by a diabolical bacillus. The influenza virus hijacks my cells and replicates itself. Too late my immune system mobilizes to thwart the invaders. The detritus of the battle clogs my lungs and sinuses and I cough and sniffle, hack and wheeze. I can feel my sinuses glow as the offensive commences,... Continue Reading →

The Bitter Southerner – Broom Magic

The Bitter Southerner web journal is devoted to documenting and creating the South of today. Not the rebel flag flying hoo-rah South, but the South we know and live in. Below, is an example of the good work they do - explore the magic of the simple broom. And consider becoming a Bitter Southerner...... That... Continue Reading →


Afflicted and worn, I sat on the boat, warm under windless high cirrus - wishing. The Sound was glassed off and there was no sense taking her out just to exercise the motor, so I got on my trusty bicycle and pedaled from the marina to the island. We call it "the island" around here,... Continue Reading →

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