About Me

There's a cowboy that lives just outside my apartment and I hate him. He wears a kerchief with rugged dignity and has long committed the crime of patricide in his mind. The girls stand around him in a sexual halo and I stare at my boots in the closet.

There's a physicist that panhandles at the Hess across the street and I hate him. He knows all the answers up to ten years beforehand and never worries about the futility of it. I do long division at the window and envy unaware freedom.

There's a buddha that lives in the back of our brains and I fear him. His promises of silence are too pure to be true, too honest to break my electric tether. When persuasion rises from the heart and not your green-grass yearnings, it's hard to find a quiet spot to listen.

About Me, 2009

About Me, 2008

About Me, 2007