What can YOU say in six sentences?
Janey goes and stays away. Awake
all night, the man of her dreams dreams
he can sleep, but he can’t.
The man can
only wait, and stay awake as long as Janey
Janey always goes wherever
Janey needs to go, wherever Janey’s
The man of Janey’s dreams,
sleepless, does his best to imagine others
needing Janey more…Continue
He’s acutely aware that it’s May, almost the middle of the year, and he thinks more and more often about phrases like “Time flies.” He finally grasps -- now that he’s well past mid-life -- the math at play that makes summers come and go far more quickly than when he was just a boy, waiting around for what seemed like an eternity for the birthday cake, the carousel’s turn, the inevitable season’s change.
It’s the middle of May, first time this year that the temperature’s been…Continue
Today the geezers, most of them vets, drydocked at the bookstore café, stare out at the fog—some of them feeling its rise more than others—and recollect with varying degrees of clarity how much bonus they earned when they enlisted, how much they got when they finally mustered out.
Most of them recall the pride they took in their spit shines, which they continued to do long into the years when everyone had given up caring, started wearing sneakers, even to church.
They find it…Continue