(insert recycled sitcom trope here)

Cardboard boxes, stacked before the dumpster,  Simplified access  To raccoons, who ate like royalty, gorging on trash.  Cardboard crumples when wet and rainfall  Exchanged convenience for knowledge.  Egg yolk  Bespeckled with blood spots, Stayed the predator’s hand And examined the concept  Of what could’ve been. NO.  Life becomes.  Life doesn’t happen.  Dog urine  Perfumed theContinue reading “(insert recycled sitcom trope here)”

Death and the Return to Nothing

Cars parked along the curb, Reflected the stoplight, shifting its colors In dirty windshields. A young couple exited Their vehicle and everything turned red.  A pregnant mutt scratched the passenger door, Inside the couple’s backseat, Recognizing her exit, sprinted, as the door opened  To find her place  In gridlocked traffic.  Hollow dots  acknowledged  WIDE PUPILS,Continue reading “Death and the Return to Nothing”

Death by Design

Corpse of a wild boar rotted under the pines, to comfort the wicked, park ranger Pearl fastened googly eyes to wild boar’s grey eyes with gorilla glue. She posted a sign beside the remains which read: Kick Me. The site was popular among parents desirous to demonstrate the afterlife, inviting their children to, “go aheadContinue reading “Death by Design”

Mobius Strip

Mutt passes the hobby shop window, hackles decorate his spine, reflection mimics his pose. He’s afraid of existing.    Spools of ribbons align like a fractured rainbow, inside the hobby shop, a breeze from the air conditioner tests the mettle of Scotch Tape securing the ribbons ending in place. Dorothy, an employee at the store, putContinue reading “Mobius Strip”