The Commons

“The axe of the wood-cutter, the measured thud of a single threshing-flail, the crowing of chanticleer in the bard-yard, (with invariable responses from other bard-yards,) and the lowing of cattle—but most of all, or far or near, the wind—through the high tree-tops, or through low bushes, laving one’s face and hands so gently, this balmy-brightContinue reading “The Commons”

Swallowed Like Jewels

WHITE, WHITE COLLARS We work in this building and we are hideous in the fluorescent light, you know our clothes woke up this morning and swallowed us like jewels and ride up and down the elevators, filled with us, turning and returning like the spray of light that goes around dance-halls among the dancing fools.Continue reading “Swallowed Like Jewels”

The Other Half Falls

“Mingus is awakened by laughter. The girl called Sally stands over them throwing a purple satin spread across the couch—’At least you two could cover yourselves!’ He wonders fuzzily ‘How’d I get in here?‘ and reaches down to let the other half fall on Cindy, crouched asleep near his feet. ‘So you finally go theContinue reading “The Other Half Falls”