Sunday, July 10, 2011

along i-40 east and what i realized.

to date a man with a mohawk during these times, you must have tattoos, drink water instead of beer, take yourself seriously, and have an upturned nose.
i will never date a man with a mohawk because it is against nature.

on the outskirts of town where everything is for sale or rent, there is a shabby degraded building and one of those tacky scrabble-letter signs in front that has been altered to read: for elsa.

Monday, July 4, 2011

The Laughing Heart

your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is a light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
in you.

-Charles Bukowski

Saturday, July 2, 2011


A BOY and a GIRL eat dinner near a window.

BOY: I go by the Raleigh Times all the time, and I see these two guys sitting out front. One of them looks like Neil Young and is like, 57 and the other guy is in his 30s and looks like a roadie and they just hang out there. Do you know em?

GIRL: Oh, no. I don't go down there that much. I think I've seen the Neil Young guy in a coffee shop, though.

BOY: They're like always there. But I didn't see them for a few weeks, just long enough for me to wonder where they were. Then,
and I shit you not. I am not making this up. I walk by there the other day and they're back, just sitting there like they never left, and I am not making this up. (He puts down his hamburger and looks around gravely, then leans in) They both have moustaches.