Big Dumb Narcissist

The Big Dumb Narcissist from Rockford, Michigan sizes up all the little wrongs to make right. He seizes upon a lone car in the parking lot, parked against the edge of a parking line. Big dummy sees the cop parked on the edge of the lot. Backup. With a grandiose smirk he carefully pulls in…

The Diamond

Showing love for the game of baseball and looking forward to hearing Dan Dickerson and Jim Price bringing the Tigers into my home again. And also want to pay tribute to Mr. Tiger, Al Kaline who recently passed away. RJH

The Red Wagon

by RJ Hoffman Just as Heidegger’s imagination could conceive the experience of a peasant when looking at Van Gogh’s painting of a pair of shoes, most anyone who writes can tell a story from a picture. I was watching a performance of John Cage’s 4 33 the other day and realized there wasn’t much difference…

Mechanical Men

Mechanical Men Apply the brakes adjust the slack scrape your boots and bring the collars and buckets, grab my smokes said Dick Remember all the things you hated, all the moments you endured when you were too young for pain? The crosses you broke before and after seem to be but gaps that have nothing…

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…

American Success Story ch. 4

Chapter 4 Alone and Bleeding Pete Chandala American Success Story or Scene two Act two by RJHoffman In chapter three, Child In the Field, Pete told us a little about himself as a boy growing up on his father’s pig farm. He is an introverted child who spends much time to himself, wandering through the…

The Crowd in the Cage

You are an entertainer. The crowd thinks they are looking at you but you are looking at them. It is it, the crowd, that is in the cage. And as any animal tends to act when packed together… We are not a unique species in that we can collaborate, corroborate, coordinate, yet sometimes choose not…

When I See These Boots

All I think of when I see these boots is a hand full of dimes squeaking at me through the leather and broken soles that seem to grind my feet to the ground All I see is a row of wooden picture frames and I count them, subtract them, divide them into the hours that…

An Introduction To Robert Okaji — I Am Daniel Schnee

ロバート・岡地: 天才 Introduction Poetry is a strange thing. It is often amazing, but also often considered by its detractors as odd scribblings that seem to have nothing to do with anything that makes a difference in our world. How can we understand poetry? A common mental image of the poet is of one who […] via…