Don’t get me wrong. Those frenetic people than burn incandescent, seesaw through life, never crossing at a crosswalk aren’t me. Eddie, Becca, Jordan. They are all like that. Talking fast about topics they Continue reading Mope
I watch Walt and that other guy from work. What’s his name? Kevin? Kyle? Kurt, I think.
Walt and I were going out shopping. Maybe a movie. But when we walked out the front door, Kurt happened. That was twenty minutes ago.
Walt looks at me. I sit on the stoop and smile. Let’s go! echoes in my head.
He keeps talking to Kurt. They laugh about work. Continue reading Not Quite Almost
Clouds below embrace dawn in timeless rhythm. Saturday. Sleep shackles worn heavy. The city lies mostly unaware of the encompassing mantle of majesty. Continue reading Connection
“I’m going on break. Be back in a half-hour or so.”
The boss grunted, shooed me away with a distracted wave.
He was already there, pacing back and forth. I felt his eyes flitting, searching another corner. Continue reading The Hug