Monthly Archives: March 2012

Invisible Deadline of Sudden Death

–       Don’t bury me in a cardboard box. He says. One night before he was married, Dad took Rita, a St Joseph’s student nurse, for a drink at the Strathcona. Three guys at the next table started swearing. Dad turned … Continue reading

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Surgery

– Where are we going? He remembers. – I should have worn my blue suit to match the doctor’s blue eyes. I knit while we wait to admit him. – Ah, nevermind. Let’s go home. It’s not so bad. I … Continue reading

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If I were a poet.

Old as a Prune Dad and I talk shit these days. Sometimes he’s full of it. We have suppositories in case of emergency, but so far it’s stool softener and prunes. Let Me Be Love There is so much love … Continue reading

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Dull Needle

–       Are you alive down there? He yells down the hall. –       What are you doing? He asks. –       Writing about you. –       True lies? –       Yep. –       You’re a bullshit artist like me. Dad takes his time lowering himself … Continue reading

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A Perfect Husband

–       Dad, your zipper. –       What, do you go along looking at men’s flies all day? He says. –       Dirty old lady. He laughs. –       You’re like me. He says, cupping imaginary breasts on his chest. Dad flirts with an … Continue reading

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‘Luck be a Lady’

–       Barren daughter. He calls me. –       Jesus! Your meds cost $500 a month. I say. –       You could always pop me off. He says. –       Smother me with a pillow when I go to bed. –       You sleep on … Continue reading

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The Joker

–       A Catholic Priest and Rabbi were in a car accident. The Priest made the sign of the cross. The Rabbi did the same. Later, the Priest said, “Rabbi, I noticed after the accident, you made the sign of the … Continue reading

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