Voices of Littlefield: The Farmer’s Market

It’s as if Christ took a shot and karma and missed. But since it was Christ the judge said case dismissed and then turned to me and said, “I’ll say a prayer for you.”   Big, old and stiff bodied gatherers of dust and seasons of weeds, the stalks of farmers grumbling among the cantaloupes,…

That Car Passing

“Did it seem like that the car that just passed did so with a sort of purposeless intent just to get in front of you, as though it were driven by someone being pulled into the context of your perception?” “Sure, I saw a ham sandwich and a cup of coffee being held as I…

The Water Gives Up It’s Dead

“If you wanna live stop whining. Whaddaya wanna live for anyway? Your mother ain’t dyin’, and even if she wuz she ain’t savin’ yuh. Now git on my hip and don’t be strayin’” Dad thought I talked too much. At least it always bothered him that I never agreed. Maybe he has a point. It…

Chandala, American Success Story

Intermission riff. This is meant as a theatrical intermission, with the character of Pete playing a 90 second intermission, offering narrative relief to the audience.

American Success Story Ch. 7, Love Me Strong

This is the second song, or act of scene 3. It presents a sentimental remembrance of the woman who was the mother of Pete’s daughter. Love Me Strong All the spirit in my eyes walked away with you despite misgiven memories misspent still I need you as when we first met She said Love me…

Music For Cockatiel and Guitar

I had planned to post the first of eleven video acts of  Pete Chandala, an American Success Story, but this was so special because one of my cockatiels was singing along to this impromptu progression I was playing.  

Chandala

Chandala by RJHoffman The stories and poems I have been publishing lately are part of a project titled “Chandala.” These stories of varying word length, and poems from the mouths of mendicants, are meant to present the symbology of the underclasses of humanity and their perspectives and influences. Existentialism lends itself to the narratives to…

Link to the Roaming Snyder Soundcloud page

Thanks so much to all of you who ever liked any of the poems, songs, short stories, or art I have published on the Roaming Snyder blog. This is a link to the Roaming Snyder Soundcloud page where I have uploaded all of the published songs from Roaming Snyder Publishing. RJHoffman Roaming Snyder Musical Tracks…

Walking Home At 3AM

Pigeons scatter in the alley when I throw them crumbs, someone must have scared them too much to trust me today. Ahead, a drunk exits a bar just as I am approaching. He doesn’t see me behind him as he staggers from one side of the sidewalk to the other. When I try to go…

The Top of the Stairs

At the top of the stairs is a buzzing silence and a below zero chill It’s eleven PM and the powdered air is frozen to the wood boards clattering as I release them from my step On a wire above the tree a chickadee answers the sound of a cockatiel from inside   Copyright 2017…