FROM THE J.C. LOVE LETTER DESK

~ Musings ~

July 7, 2017

Smatterings

Artistry by Jaye Gray ~ ‘Absurd’, The Silent Partner And Other Stories Of Truth

There is a smattering at my window. It looks like greasy film, rain, but oily, just the same. I feel like smashed spaghetti running overboard, sticking to a sinking ship. Why is life like this? (more…)

June 17, 2017

The Black Door

Sometimes you scare me. I walk in that black door and you are there no more. Just yesterday’s news, trying to try me on for size in its uncomfortable clown shoes. I don’t fit in. (more…)

June 6, 2017

Chicago’s Al

Chicago.  Walked the streets and loved its beat, the high-class and the beaten-down. Those who built and damned, those who came and went. One name kept calling mine. I saw it many times. So, one night, I sat to ask, beyond the stars, the message cast:

“Who is Alphonse Capone?” (more…)

May 21, 2017

The Rain And I

It rained. Loud and long. Where you couldn’t help recognize it was happening. Raining.

It wanted to be known. And so it was, in forceful ways. Its ways. Cats and dogs came tumbling around. Squirrels were nowhere to be found. Spiders hung tight to watered webs that gleamed awaiting night. In hidden places. Flowers were drenched, dragging their heads after the biggest pour. But still it brought more. It wasn’t bright out. But it was noticeable. (more…)

May 5, 2017

Revolution

Today is the day of Revolution. The kind of uprising that gets a nose so out of joint, it can’t help but notice. It started with a Bang! The clock struck 12, like a battalion bell, ringing against a dark night sky, when everyone was already shot down. The silence was eerie when it came. The uprising of the dead. (more…)

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