When Family Traditions Go Awry

“Oh and I bought canned whipped cream,” my mother-in-law said. “So if you want some on your pie it’s in the kitchen.” Several happy chirps rang out from the inhabitants of the table. I kept my peace. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth and that nasty spray can whipped cream is more sugar... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving Carnage: A Sonnet

I see you laying there flat on your back, Your limbs splayed out against a metal slab. Unclothed, exposed, cold skin and muscles slack, Hands poke and pull and nip and tuck and grab. Your innards are removed and in their place, Some cruel heart replaces them with fluff. With brush in hand they paint your pallid face,... Continue Reading →

The Ol’ Sea Salt

I’m an ol’ sea salt, you can be your ARRR! I spit into the wind as it blows through me hairrr. You can’t tell me mate there’s a better, better life, Than the sea and the sky and me trusty ol’ fife. From starboard to port we be swabbin’ the deck, And me language is... Continue Reading →

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