Sunday, August 12, 2018

The world turns

I cycled to Piestewa this a.m. to hike the hill - mountain I mean (though perhaps a poor excuse for one) -but- Phoenix ain't the rockies -and-  hauling my carcass in an upwards direction seems to make for good exercise.

Did the deal (part way, anyway, as last night's margaritas may've become this morning's malaise, turning back 2/3 of the way up) then got on my bike to head back home.

Yes, I wear spandex. Shows off my butt.

Ok, not really, but age and practicality have long overcome propriety. The padded seat greatly diminishes that 'kicked in the nuts' feel after long rides, plus less chafing and snagging on thorny branches, etc.. Any hue...

At the overpass there's a kid with a shopping cart and a dog.

By kid I mean early 20's - a lil' rough around the edges but with these eyes like a Degrazia painting.

Which could've been part of his schtick - oozing soulful vulnerability - only he's not utilizing pathetic appeal to work the cars stopped at the light...

Instead, he's seated and half hidden behind the concrete embankment - trying to comfort the giant effing dog on his lap - pit bull mix of some sort, who is panting and restless - obviously suffering from the heat.

Gave 'em every last drop out of my camelback, poured into the bottom of a plastic water bottle he'd cut in half.

Then went a couple blocks, bought some more water at a gas station and doubled back.

Kid thanked me, said "its more appreciated than you'll ever know" and I had to bolt away before I started to cry.

Which I am now, again.



in the




rolled in
early eve
and light
like horses
(dappled roans)
shone thru;

this is that.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Sunday, July 22, 2018



Seen while driving this a.m.

Middle aged white man at the bus stop in front of a large church

wearing a plaid shirt & jeans,
w/buzzed hair
and a disposable air filter covering nose and mouth,

held in place by a little white rubber band spanning the back of his head;

at his waist a small white canvas bag with faded blue block letters
which said:


 Or so I thought.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Cow says mu

is fear
as control

and control

this life
and you in it

the question to ask

- is the buddha dog god?

(dramatic pause)

Cow says mu.

Sunday, July 15, 2018