The Billionaire Indian

What if there was a billionaire Indian? Nah, not India, an American Indian? Would we have white-boy mascots Surrounded by white-cracker artifact? Would white dudes be encased With their gun racks and pickup trucks In National Museums In honor of their or is it our traditions? Would pizza, beer and wings replace Frybread, beer, and […]

Does Thou’s t Die A Nugget or a Chicken

“Was that chicken aspiring to be a nugget?” I said to myself, While driving to a prison in Delaware; “Or was Purdue not good enough?” There it lay on its side, On the side of the divide Just from the Blue Mountain highway. “Did it commit suicide? And jump from that chicken-ridden semi?” “Can a […]

Revisiting Ernest Becker’s Denial of Death, A Contemplative Review

I had a dream, in my twenties, that I was in a white room, a very bright one, and it felt okay, even curious. Then suddenly, a shadow began to slowly envelop the room. As the darkness increased, I became more and more terrified. The darkness, almost at its very darkest, gave me more terror […]

Grief, Peanut Butter, and a Border Collie

I cannot even find my picture of you, sitting in your favorite chair, the place you would go to eat your peanut butter sandwich after your walk. Damn you for getting old, for stinking, for dying, you old mop, slopped about the house, black and white, tail curled, licking peanut butter off the roof of […]

The Death of Density

Clickity, click, click On the simple myth Click bait, click bait Why wait? It’s a click or no? A yes or a know? Is that so? What’s the difference really? Spell check, spell check Tell me that. What to Clickity, click, click? We don’t want density But simplicity. I can click a life. I just […]