A sort of life

Wonky plan contrasts with rivals’ grand ideas

RICHMOND, Va. — I’m leaning on the dark corner across the room staring back at me. So far back that my chest plays coaster to a tumbler of scotch. Panama hat pulled low. My palm rests on a beat up cane acquired from some place or other.

In one move, glass in hand, I lunge — stepping one. Two steps. Three. Swing. The hame ball finds jaw. And I’m thrown to the floor. Kayo.

And the earth died screaming, while I lay dreaming.

Dreaming of you.

“Wonky plan contrasts with rivals’ grand ideas” is from Volume Three: Rock and Roll Part Three (2015–).

When I let go of what I am I become what I might be

When I let go of what I am I become what I might be

A mess of hand written pages and bulk mail scattered on the floor of the Floyd Avenue apartment in Richmond, Va. on Sept. 22, 2006.

I'm leaning on the dark corner across the room staring back at me.