Impotent and Inadequate

The overwhelming pressure to perform, to impress with rigid self-confidence and vigor. Such oppressive expectations take their toll, disrupting what ordinarily would occur without much coaxing. Flirting with strange images, setting the mood with music and a stiff drink to ease the nerves. All is in place for a fruitful coupling, yet the flow is…

Morning Treat

this morning i had cold brewed coffee and a piece of banana bread for breakfast – i’ve been burbling acidic since then all day through

Self-Portrait

spent the day painting a self-portrait – collected materials arranged the studio mixed the paints and set to work – didn’t use a mirror instead I painted what I saw – using broad strokes let the colors blend into each other like to smear them see how they bleed through – layer it real nice…

Hookah Bar

She sat outside a hookah bar nondescript small place in the center of a low income district sipping ice tea spiked with shots of rum she’d bought for 99 cents a liquor store with bars on the windows – she blew smoke rings that came out like puff balls and ate cheap over-salted curry –…

Amanita

sealed a tomb of modern amenity eggshell white enough to drive a man mad if he sits staring long enough to see his future etched in porous drywall drinking up the paint like a man half dead with dehydration the fumes of his condition poison mind in stagnant air of loneliness even animals know to…