3Pomes from IF BERLIN

“Fate rarely opts for the strictly comic or the simply tragic when the tragicomic will do.”-Pastor Prime . 3Pomes from…

A READER WRITES

  Sent: Friday, December 7, 2018 5:47 PM Subject: M & N Steven!   Much great writing on your blog over these…

THREE OBLOMOVIAN OBLOQUIES

  1-JUNGIAN (Borgesian?) EPITAPH   In the summer of 2002, two women I’d known in Berlin, in the early ’90s,…

FATHERSTORY: THE INVERSIONS

Without Life’s bizarre and often ironic twists and turns and dips and loops, it wouldn’t be Life… it would be…

THURSDAY NIGHT BY THE LIBRARY

  Nanette Glitz referred to the mop-filled warren in the basement containing the janitor’s closet as “the physical plant,”  a…

21 UNFORGIVABLE ONE-LINERS

    Let’s keep wrapping our heads around the spectacle of McCarthyite Lefties until it feels right! Let’s empower Women…

MR. GOOLD: a short story

  The neon artist, shit, I heard he’d been in a psychedelic band in the late ’60s when nothing was…

DR. RED: a short story

  I see someone has promptly raised a hand. This is very good. Because I want to ask a question.…

LIVES of the POET

  1. PREAMBLE A man approaches a microphone mounted on a canting stand in the beam of an unspectacular spotlight…

THOUGHT PROCESS

  “The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. Power is…

THREE THINKY THINGY-BOBS

1THE CAMPFIRE GENE; THE CAVEMAN in the JACKET PHOTO   Roughly ten years ago I was up  late (as any writer…

4 BERLIN POMES

  sick in berlin getting sick in berlin its own black romance like love in paris a fling strangers too…

SARAH and the BODHISATTVAS

I went to school with snarky stoners and rich Foreign students (mostly Iranians) and lots of entitled shits. I always…

GRAYSCALE

  This life is inconceivably beautiful. It is a life of the mind. It is always late summer, the blacks…

BEDTIME

FILM CLIP: THE TREACHEROUS COCK   Nighty night, kiddies…

KIKI ’68

  Before I met my Wife, and before I learned to earn some money in the German music business, I…

AND ANOTHER THING…

  THE RACE/ GENDER/ BODY/ BELIEF SYSTEM VICTIMOLOGICAL STANLEY CUP   What nobody really talks about is the stiffly vicious…