Try To Remember The Kind Of September…

On this anniversary of September 11, 2001, I wanted to share my thoughts (doesn’t everybody?). To paraphrase a line from “Dirty Dancing” (and with apologies to both the late Jerry Orbach/’Dr. Houseman’ and Patrick Swayze/’Johnny Castle’): “Nobody puts America in a corner!”

I-Scream Truck

Originally posted on Gomming & Yowing:
As I drove down a back road in western Buncombe County today, I heard a strange sound, sort of like a giant music box, being slowly…wound…down…one…note…at…a…time. It was sad, wheezy, mechanical music, and totally out of place in such a rural setting. I immediately spotted the source: a pale green panel…

Feral Friday: Cave Woman

Originally posted on Gomming & Yowing:
Sometimes, when I’m writing, I wonder where things come from–thoughts, ideas, images–of people and places I never knew. I wonder…but I don’t worry (well, unless it’s something really weird!). I just try to be grateful enough (which is impossible) for such a gift which, if I’d been able to…

The Trailer Next Door

This dark-ish poem jumped into my head while attending an Appalachian Studies Conference in Covington, Kentucky many years ago…I hardly even had to edit it, except for the last line…

Self-Victualization

An odd bit of verse, written long before I knew about Hannibal Lector, and based partly on a random line from an old Robert E. Howard “Conan” story and partly on the way a human bite looks on skin–“a red ruby necklace, sunk deep toward the bone.”