I’ve done it hundreds of times. I think maybe we all have. Sometimes I stop and give them change, a cigarette… most often I just walk by them. I always see them; or rather, I don’t see them at all. They are the ghosts, shadows, the ignored conscience of a city. Especially if there are […]
Archive for January, 2008
Someone once said that perhaps it’s those who are depressed who really see life for what it is. Barring health problems, accidents, murders, what do we really have? Some sixty, seventy, eighty years on this earth. Birth, growing up, schooling… really it’s only a means to train ourselves to work like a dog until death. […]
Around the corner from my apartment is a grade school. In the mornings and afternoons I see children tromping to and from class, all bundled up in knit scarves and mittens and beanies. Part of me wants to run up to each of them and say “Just you wait, it gets better” and part of […]
From On Gardner Street I’m driving to your house My thoughts are turned up way too loud There’s so much I wanna say But I’m not feeling very proud I wish this night were far behind me I’m so scared to be alone And I’m too tired to keep forgiving Still it’s hard to let […]
Will I Lose My Dignity Will Someone Care Will I Wake Tomorrow From This Nightmare?
We’ve all flipped the calendar and for the first time in my life I’ve always remembered to write “2008” on checks, instead of slipping up and writing the previous year’s date for at least a month. I think perhaps it might be because I was so ready for the previous year to be over that […]