Monthly Archives: November 2013
Just last week, in the writers workshop I conduct, the discussion mentioned in this poem took place. I later wrote this and sent it to the New Verse News, which had used some poems of mine in the past. It’s wonderful how quickly we can share our words these days. http://newversenews.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-astrophysicist-talks-about-dark.html
This doesn’t have its soundtrack yet (music), but it’s very short and worth viewing.
When I was in the cast of an award-winning Filipino play at La Mama, the Villager newspaper praised my performance as “the personification of American sleaze.” … I invented a new kind of textbook series for a publishing company. It brought in millions of dollars in profits each year. After it was launched, my entire […]
They don’t respect me, those respectable people, but what of it? They look at me—this missin’ tooth I never gut the money to replace; the way my spine curves, see? like a sideways letter S, but that ain’t my fault— God was the one who did that. He wanted me to learn through sufferin’ and […]
I saw that he looked truly miserable. Maybe, I figured, he was disappointed his job wasn’t getting him anywhere after quite some years; men got that way, I supposed. But his despair showed on him worse and worse, and of course everyone knows men are terrible about expressing their feelings, so I said, “Come on, […]
The P.A. at the Times Square shuttle platform calls: Watch your step, please, watch your step. First our feet, walking, tapping, pick up the rhythm: Watch your step, please, watch your step. Then shoulders dip; fingers snap, palms clap: Watch your step, please, watch your step. Overcoated bodies sway; commuters tango: Watch your step, please, […]