Sunday, August 30, 2009

i pray the lord my train will come

every night when the sun goes down by mark hanson

Thursday, August 27, 2009

six of swords

1. the sword tied around my neck
2. forget
3. one arm recklessly amputated
4. the prayer of a believer
5. the prayer of a non believer
6. only believers pray

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

nearly a month since my last haircut

tracks of my tears by smokey robinson and the miracles

Monday, August 24, 2009

and plenty of vitamin c

i think it's going to rain today

Saturday, August 22, 2009

sometimes i live in the country

irene goodnight by leadbelly

Sunday, August 9, 2009

nine of wands

I met Lady Justice on a highway overpass. My car had broken down and she was on the lam. She planted her feet wide, ready for action. Her robe was transparent and her body sublime. I rocked back and forth on my heels, to let her know I meant no harm.

“Please,” I said, “Take off your blindfold. I know who you are; I want to see you with your eyes uncovered.” “This isn’t a blindfold,” she said, “It’s a bandage, sometimes a disguise.” The cars drove past underneath us. I told her my story. She said, “I don’t grant wishes.”

Lady Justice cannot love mortals. She sees through walls and can work complicated equations without a single machine. When I stopped trying to woo her, she held out her hand. Into it I cried several human tears. She reached into her pocket and pulled out a green glass marble. “Plant this,” she said, “at your next stop, and wait for forgiveness to grow.”