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I cannot explain what dread means in this small space.
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Can I complain about the status of the government Hypocritical vestige of an ideal Beset in the petty of the gravel and assorted trash Found in in a dry urban gutter Or an instance of injustice My indignancies braying and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2018 at Gratuitous Dread Presence
I want to live in a small town And be in the small town life Have a house just a couple of streets over From the cornfields or maybe the gully Yet hear the traffic from the main drag From my open window On one of those summer evenings Hearing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2018 at
I softly cried when I saw the child cower under the thin blanket meant to fend off the poverty of cold but useless when confronted by my jack-booted foot so early in the morning once fueled by righteousness of law now softened by my philosophy of action. I softly sobbed... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2017 at
Maybe this time I'll be a little sharper, a little wittier, a little more reverent. But I can't guarantee that. Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2017 at
Coming from an island of blue-green water the murmur of laughter and fun times muddled by the still, hot air splashing whiffs of chlorine and I am no longer a man but a plant. But not just a plant but... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at Gratuitous Dread Presence
Isabella left her hat upon a post painted green next to the well where it would respond to the folly of a vicious wind in the early summer. I watched it as I left knowing that she was going to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2015 at Gratuitous Dread Presence
Jack felt that his life had little point; that is no matter what he did he wouldn't be able to ever achieve any goal, any benefit to society. He would often go to a nearby park and marvel at the age and stature of the magnificent trees there and would... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2014 at
The pain from the disease hit Jeff in the chest just before three in the afternoon. It was a sharp pain somewhat near his chest but a bit lower that caused him to gasp and black out for a moment.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2013 at Gratuitous Dread Presence
There wasn't really very interesting about Sam other then the fact that he was missing part of his ring finger on his right hand. It didn't give him any problems though and people generally didn't notice unless he pointed it out but it did make him feel somewhat inferior. What... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2013 at
“You’re not allowed out so you’ll have to relax.” Stanley almost didn’t hear the words at first—he was still traumatized by the whirlwind events that had just happened—plucked off a log near his home and put into a series of boxes and cages until an ominous small white coffin carried... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2013 at
“Do you know why kittens have big ears?” He said, gently scratching behind her ears and careful to avoid the tick gently slurping. “It's so they can hear well.” I said. “Everyone knows that. They hunt at night and having sensitive hearing is a big advantage. “And you'd agree that... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2013 at
He thought it must be a crime when he saw her. It was the way she was dressed, black spandex and a blouse that appeared at first glance to be made of feathers. Deep russet the color was but he couldn't help but to think of her as a bird,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2013 at
It was rare for the wind to blow from the north but on a certain Thursday it did and that's when the stray cat in the abandoned garage across the street gave birth to three kittens. That east wind also brought cold to that late march and the mother struggled... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2013 at
Please send me photos of any cats. Once received I will review them and select certain cats and tell stories of their past lives, diviniation of whether or not your cat is a walking god on earth or if they cheat on their taxes. Pictures can be sent to Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2013 at
Frederick didn't like cats. This wouldn't have been a problem if cats also didn't like Frederick, but they did and so when he would find one they would immediately rub up against his leg as if he was the only person on the planet to ever pay attention to them.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2013 at
Across the street from my home is a house made of red brick. Behind that is a large oak tree which spreads it's great limbs across several yards, including the home just behind the red brick home. In that house lived a cat. He came to me one fall afternoon... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2013 at
There must be a place for me in between the raindrops of this summer storm--that's so warm at least until it stops. There must be a place for me under the soft gray clouds no lightning flashers--no thunder crashes just... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2012 at Gratuitous Dread Presence
I was sitting at home when there was a knock at the door. I opened it to find a small man wearing an orange suit and tie. He seemed to be of middle eastern or perhaps even east Asian descent... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2012 at sub~Urban Blog
It's always better late then never so it's par for the night when he gets a moment to nourish the soul that so many souls depend upon guarding the vision of g-d seen in the red potatoes but a meal... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2012 at Gratuitous Dread Presence
I'm a queen bee and I'm only three so I don't have any problems being free to pursue my search for summer's flowers in which I can use to draw my powers with my wand and my wings I can... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2011 at Gratuitous Dread Presence
It was kind of dead here in that last gasp of darkness before dawn is made apparent but came a man likened to a church mouse to unlock the door, to walk across the floor and flip the switches that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2011 at Gratuitous Dread Presence
I generally don't like sports news and I really don't like watching basketball that much so I was a little surprised this morning when I learned that the NBA was currently on lockout status and in danger of canceling the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2011 at Gratuitous Dread Presence
Butterfly Garden, Balboa Park, San Diego, California. Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2011 at Gratuitous Dread Presence
I was on the way back from vacation and had spent the last of my money the night before on a motel room and breakfast. After leaving my change as a tip I went onto the highway headed east. A... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2011 at Gratuitous Dread Presence
After being left to my own devices for the past two years I finally went out and got myself a job. I scraped the edges of Craigslist and located a part time banquet serving position (for evenings and weekends it... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2011 at Gratuitous Dread Presence