A Prayer for Richard Power

Believe it or not, many Christians come to pray that God kill them. I want no part of that theology, so please say a different prayer for me. Pray…


Zo’ar

I hadn’t expected Dad to offer us up. The strangers had arrived only the day before. Both men were handsome, to be sure; my sister and I had both…


Harvest in Haran

As Rachel walked up, Jacob asked himself, “I wonder what’s longer; her hair or her legs?” She was his cousin, yes, but a knockout is a knockout. A…


The Note the Shooter Left Behind (God-Given)

God gave me this agony To bring me nearer to Him God silenced the cacophony And sent a righteous hymn Satan gave me this pleasure To distract me from…


A Shitty Fucking Poem I Didn’t Write Called “Erotony”

She’d given good head, so it made sense to remove her teeth This way, too, she’d always be honest---never bite her tongue The shocks of blue flanking…


Trigger Finger

Last night, I propped up my laptop, the laptop I am writing this on, in my bathroom sink and put on some porn. I looked at myself in the big mirror…


Slot Machine Suicide

I am out in Las Vegas with my dumb cousins and things have not gone well. It is not clear to me why, but Gil, Marie, and I just fight and fight and…


Cracking

Can you ever feel yourself cracking? Feel your brain slowly sliding open like two tectonic plates hellbent on creating a gulf in the ocean? It is…


Tracking a Lost Day

Yesterday, a Saturday, was a day lost entirely to depression. Very occasionally, this happens. Here, I will attempt to document it, and in so doing…


Three Mornings After from Last Summer

June I woke up hungover in Nashville today. It was hot as hell and I caught one of those Southern cockroaches in my room. Most of the day was spent…