SCENE IN EUROPE, SCENE 6, CUNNING COLOGNE

  Scene in Europe, Scene 6, Cunning Cologne. He was sitting by the edge of the river, proudly stroking the growth of his beard, as tourist boats sailed by when she passed his table and her scent caught him, a lingering fragrance of citrus and bergamot, flooding him with childhood memories of beaches filled with exotic […]

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CRABBY

  4am and Sleep is stolen By the screeches Of the brown booted Bleached haired brigade Hovering and whoring Around the belches Of beer-can-boys Who’ll take them And fill them With the full force Of all the nothingness Their noise once covered While I plead and pray For the sweet return Of soulful sleep To […]

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CITY OF SHADOWS

  You’ve lingered in the shadows For so long now Hovering like some ghastly ghost Breathing a beat behind my neck Baying in the stillness And beckoning me To see you To hear you To return to you. You’ve lingered in the memory For a lifetime Refusing to dust and die Replaying your part repeatedly […]

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Scene in Europe, Scene 5, Barcelona Bonding

  Scene in Europe, Scene 5, Barcelona Bonding   Gravel voiced Sophie and her hard of hearing husband, Marty, were sitting on a sun drenched terrace near a bustling intersection, burnt, blistered and blocked up but embracing a very real possibility of relief. They’d just met another American couple, also doing a European tour, though […]

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