Monthly Archives: November 2010

Dignity

Jimmy showed up out of nowhere one day at the firehouse.  The town had a volunteer force at the time — this must’ve been 1950 — and we’d just set about getting up a regulation fire department, and he came … Continue reading

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Queerbait

This strange car drives up to my house at night, and the gabacho is driving, the one who’s staying over at Rudy’s place. “Where’s Rudy?” I ask. So my bud Rudy calls back, “Right here, bro.  It’s the windows.”  He’s … Continue reading

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Playing With a Full Deck

I run across the cement parquet courtyard, the unexpected wind whipping into my t-shirt.   When I get inside the university museum, I call out, “Kelly!” and run up to her to whisper, “It’s so cold my headlights came on!” She … Continue reading

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Paco

                                                              Las Cruces, 1984 I could hear him yelling over … Continue reading

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No te Vayas

                                                                   Albuquerque, 1976 “No te vayas.” “What?” Salgo … Continue reading

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Venus de Milo

Las Cruces, 1985 I could just sit here forever.  This sunshine!  Some days you get exactly what you need! Jon is at the central bus stop, sitting on the bench, loving the sun on his new coat this warm winter … Continue reading

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Ricochet

Ian      So I’m waiting.  And waiting.  At least the car is getting warmed up; I’m sure he appreciates that.  But where the fuck is Michael?  We’re late for school.  So I text him:  Were late dude.  Nothing.  I do … Continue reading

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