Tending

He manages like someone tending a garden standing looking around down on his knees pulling weeds smashing snails spraying insecticide doing what he can to flourish with green with good soil for tomorrow.

Merced Minutiae

The smell of Food Center renting movies from Bi-Rite Quince’s forever crawdads and Now & Later’s the Candy Store for raver clothes splashing into the lake, a jump from the pier a beach arcade no longer there when Steven Stayner died when Stephan Gray died when Selena died I sat in front of the television…… Continue reading Merced Minutiae

Monologues

Shopping You realize that nobody’s there to ask if there are tomatoes for a salad because you don’t remember now that you have to remember everything. So you grab three and with the four at home makes seven. You move about the store shopping early to fight discovery, small talk. You see what happened there…… Continue reading Monologues

Penumbra

it won’t show what’s known hands closed behind the back knowing of questions it doesn’t help to say I cannot see it’s assumed every day blindfold like some cataract keeping you back at the chest like a referee splitting two boxers apart who only want to clench to shorten the distance to know.