attending the coffee shop gig

it’s hot with humanity and steamed milk the baby-faced soloist on stage has a voice that shakes fingers snap against guitar strings microphone turned up too loud I can’t enjoy myself here too much about this bothers me from the heat to the people and that bearded cretin behind the counter I’d rather be curledContinue reading “attending the coffee shop gig”

hipster hell

walk into a dim dive alive with the energy of teenagers in their parents’ basement the place is covered with wood paneling, sweaters, Converse All-Stars and thick-rimmed spectacles walk into the bathroom greeted by dark walls and the grinning face of a panther plastered in black-light graffiti I stare into the fierce feline’s hungry eyesContinue reading “hipster hell”

lobster gnocchi

the lobster gnocchi is on special tonight as are the sweaters and fur boots and hats whiskey is on special too and so is the Danish eight percent beer imported like the decor and the arrogance of these suburban swine wiped and polished and taught to speak words in French and Italian everything is onContinue reading “lobster gnocchi”