July 6, 2022

Dear Beth

Do you remember that old guy,who kept his television going all day in thatnoisy building where we lived inPhiladelphia for a few months, years ago?We had just arrived in town, the paperwas putting us up while we lookedfor a place. His game shows murmured through thewalls so clear we answeredthe questions as we ate. A […]

Self-Portrait Using the Word “No”

No more television.No more television?No more television,
 You have screwed around all day long, neglected your family, your writing, your chores,watched nothing but football,lying on the couch like a fish on the sea bottom. No more McDonald’s either.No more McDonald’s?No more McDonald’s,
 you’re getting fat,
your heart hums in the morning from the junk you eat.and […]