My Life On Earth

How to Change the Toilet Paper: a Guide

Step 1 Make sure there’s toilet paper before you sit down. Step 2 If the roll is empty, carefully squeeze the ends of the plastic tube to release it from its housing. Be careful here—you don’t want the roller to spring on you. Squeeze gently but consistently and angle it out. Step 3 Set the… Continue reading How to Change the Toilet Paper: a Guide

The Grey Man

There was greyness in your eyes, grey like things that are old, grey like the hair that hung limp and stringy to your shoulders. Grey that prevented the world from touching you, or you from touching it. Scary or maybe sad. Once, in another time, you were a person with people. Now you just keep… Continue reading The Grey Man

The Spiderman Sonnet

Do not cry ‘hideous', at my sagging eyes that expose my genius against all others. Criticize and doubt, but I tell no lies as I fawn and preen and eat my brothers. My orange armor, so beautiful to see, shields my nervous flesh from words. I’ll be your flimflam until I flee to my magic… Continue reading The Spiderman Sonnet

I Speak

I speak but there is no sound. You cannot see me on the page. We are lost as if we had never been here, as if we never knew one another. I see but there is only blurred illusion from that other place, where the other life, so real, exists and then is gone. I… Continue reading I Speak