Excerpts

3/27/17

3/27/17


The history here is old as old gets. Some of these buildings existed when Jesus supposedly was practicing party tricks. The Emperors had aqueducts, and JC had a pension for transforming their life source into vino. The men who built these forums, the Roman peacocks of their time, all seemed to compete over who’s was […]

4/19/16

4/19/16


Suit strutting, frazzled white-haired, brandy sipping at social events but still trying to coyly fuck barely legal girls in the bathroom when no-one else is looking. What a future. That guy has lived the life of a rockstar, to some, but the ever-long bachelors strike me as the loneliest and saddest of them all. Here’s […]

7/8/16

7/8/16


Almost went to that island-you know-the one from that time-you know. It was your 21st birthday. Both of us knew what a meaningful birthday our peers deemed it to be. You were understandably excited about earning the aged ability of entering any adult venue and sipping any alcoholic beverage you wanted. Everyone should be stoked […]

10/8/16

10/8/16


Tonight, we would’ve made you proud, Dad. You know how rarely my brother, your son, calls for help, often too proud himself to admit that he needs it. One of the traits he got from you, without a doubt. You would’ve been proud of him for asking and even as proud of me for being […]

9/29/16

9/29/16


Shakey. Weak. Feeble. Over-stimulated. Hyped. Feeling like the world could be conquered if you could just pin-point the starting line. Coffee jacks me up like falling in love does. Not sure which is worse for your health; Nothing is safe with that much over-consumption. Sipping pot after pot and loving unconditionally are one in the […]

8/14/16

8/14/16


What if you find what you’ve been patiently wishing at every 11:11 for? You are fully aware of how lucky you’ve become, like winning a jackpot powered by karma instead of monetary credits. Does that make you rich? Does it matter how well you invest? Are you willing to gamble a few winnings, bet against […]

4/27/16

4/27/16


Learning the specials of the hipster, local dive-bar so well I could repeat them to you. Not that I ever order them unless they’re cheaper than my regular Whiskey Sour. Still frugal as fuck. Always broke as shit. Probably because I feed off seedy little joints like this one for inspiration, and they won’t let […]

4/22/16

4/22/16


Little more than a week and he’ll be two. Terrible two’s. Tumbling toddler sure to make any and all messes in his path, leaving even more for you to clean up after. Few months ago, I was there with you. Sweeping up thrown food from his high-chair. Chasing after him when he got too close […]

5-15-16

5-15-16


26 and still escaping sleep like the plauge. Could it be that I’m attempting the impossible by holding off the dawning of a new day? Worried that waking could lead to God knows what. Some days after waking, there’s no desire in leaving bed. Other days I can’t even rest my head, knowing all of […]

5/23/16

5/23/16


All of my “let’s just be friends” still have my heart. At least, the ones I truly gave it to do. I’ll always love those women. Some of them have once loved me. Some of them still might love me back. It doesn’t just go out the window like that. Yes, I sometimes hold onto […]