download the original the credits run out and the lights come up. everyone else has left the theater, but they’re still not ready to return to reality.
Monthly Archives: January 2011
monday song #55: me …and my dog
lyrics he’s hungover. he stares in the mirror. his face is fleshy, somehow misshapen, as if viewed through a wide angle lens. he swallows a handful of aspirin and starts the shower. hot water only.
monday song #54: cry
lyrics she turns off her phone after the third call in an hour. she smiles at her date. she has to say something. “my sister wants to know how it’s going.” she’s certain her smile isn’t coming off correctly, that he picks up some sign of discomfort. she adds, “it’s been a while since i […]
monday song #53: close-up
lyrics william holden is face down in the swimming pool. the police arrive followed by the press. flashbulbs pop. questions go unanswered. gloria swanson creeps down the stairs. an elderly spider, patient, arms held at unnatural angles, ready to dance or cast a spell. her head tilts off center; her once lovely face pulled tight by […]
monday song #52: being with you
lyrics when his mother told him a month ago that they were moving to south carolina he was pissed off. beyond pissed off. “next year is senior year! are you kidding me?!” his mother’s tears killed his protest in an instant. he had never seen his mother cry before.