23 July 2006

David Teska

On Monday, March 18th, 1996, I visit my friend David Teska in the intensive care unit in Pensacola, Florida. On Friday, March 22nd, his family removed life support and he died. He died as a result of a car accident. It was a single car accident. He hit a telephone pole.

Monday the 19th

On Monday, February 19th, 1996, I was almost killed in a car accident in Mobile, AL. The car hit a telephone phone approximately two feet from my door. It was a single car accident. I walked away with only a concussion. The next day was Mardi Gras. I spent that one in Mobile.

Dan Quayle

On Saturday, January 13th, 1996...I briefly met Dan Quayle.

15 July 2006

A Still Wonder

I am a still wonder that runs deep,
a sky of demise in grey eyes
that shine of a sad London spring,
sitting quietly on the edge of the Thames,
legs hanging loose over chill frozen waters.

In red wine sleepy early morn slumber,
I wrestle with my sheets, a wintry solitude,
working to cover my bare feet while people
move about in their comings and goings to and fro.

The drawn window is my television to the world,
a simple channel to the outside
that I can comfortably watch while the hours
pass before me like countless friends I've lost.

My falling tears are tragic tears on the soul
that bleed every ounce of joy;
a woman scorned is a boy torn
about which emotion could really be up.

In the twinkling electro-glow of night,
I am alive - my waking life a dark
afterthought of what could have been if only
the phone had rung when I was weak and needing
and could have possible been discovered, rediscovered,
and recovered like a lost ship at sea,
finally finding out who it was that comprises me.

Early June 2006