The Dead Winter

“What the heck? It’s the dead of winter and the sun is still shining!” -small girl outside the Waterloo Public Library I came to the library today and realized that I am in charge of my own blues. I miss college so much it has almost made me ill! I have failed to realize up […]

Past and Present

I walked up the stairs that overlook the entire contents of the first floor of the Waterloo Public Library and felt as if I were climbing them for the first time. I used to climb them with Sami after school to check out fantasy books. She looked for the newest Terry Goodkind novel and I […]

Years

Everything is at odds and nothing is even, you grab me by the hand to let me know you’re leaving. Well I’m sorry but I just can’t. I… feel way too tied to this place. I wish I could just forget, be able to erase… Years I spent with you… Years I spent with you…

Jack White

The Dead Weather show was amazing! Better than I could have imagined! We were so close to the stage and it was a small-ish venue. Colorado was really fun (a bit stressful) and even though I didn’t see woody creek (or write in my freshly purchased journals) I have some great stories and memories and […]

Barn-House

trees bend and wave, flowers remind me of running through bushes with purple bunches, floral and lush until the snap–a swing-set unmovable-cemented haphazardly in the backyard with all its knobby trees and rotten leaves. apple-core eyes are smokey and coiling under an invisible chain-link fence for dogs, cutting the bandit’s neck staining bare feet like […]

Creep [screenplay]

EXT. A SIDEWALK DAY OLIVIA and CORDELIA walk home after school. Olivia is somewhat top-heavy and wears several layers of clothing in earthy tones. She walks slightly in front of Cordelia avoiding cracks in an overgrown sidewalk. She ’pops the head’ off a dandelion prompting Cordelia to pick one from an uncut lawn. CORDELIA I […]

Hotel

I’m sitting in our hotel room. What a shit hole. Luckily, we will be moving into a house *cross your fingers* and then we shall have a huge housewarming party! I also go back to school tomorrow after having a much needed but ill utilized break. Spring break to be specific. It’s not like I […]

Happy

If he saved himself I would be happy. If he had a little jar of air I would be happy to poke some breathing holes. Summer ends as his swollen body returns only to be eaten by tiny bugs and worms. Grass is greener over here… a ghost is fog that lingers near. Try to […]

Eulogy

She was very strange from an early age. She collected books and loved to organize and count them. Even when she was little the books she read were morbid. She used to ride her bike down the hills of the cemetery near her best friend’s house. They used to steal discarded flower arrangements from the […]

Finale, My Waterloo Days

IRIS retracts… Stinging yellow sunshine blends with blue pin wheeling circles mixing into acid green sparks. Combinations of coordinated colors explode and reflect on a solid black RIVER. A bridge burns… cinders fall into the Cedar… KCRR 97.7 streams a WAR OF STARS a SYMPHONY of crashes and booms that have nothing to do with […]

Ode to Nature

[too lazy to read? i got ya covered] Ode to Nature I walk alone on uneven ground and feel where it has been softly beaten and used by dreamers stumbling in their waking sleep. Life is surreal at the moment, this moment is a standstill because all at once, and maybe for the first time […]