Archive for April 27th, 2010

April 27, 2010

Bon Anniversaire

My mother, Arlene Olga, celebrated her 60th yesterday.

The above was taken in 1972.  I found it in her college yearbook.

I took the bus and the train home from the city to see her.

In my bag I brought: Roberto Bolaño’s novella Antwerp, a bottle of Bailey’s, Jerome’s balloons, a Beatles card, and a Gigantic tote bag designed by my friend Andrew.

As gifts.

April 27, 2010

Snapshots

“Speak easy,” the man says nodding to the noises coming from the bar two doors down.  Inside a band is playing something loud and electric.

“A rescuing,” I say.

Sometimes I wear red when I am alone.

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