Monday, July 27, 2009

She started a low
continuous moaning,
as though she had
just been branded.

James McKimmey
The Long Ride

Monday, July 20, 2009

Did you ever stop
to figure that
there's all kinds
of ways of dying,
but only one way
of being dead?

Jim Thompson
The Killer Inside Me

Monday, July 13, 2009

I had to see you,
or I'd go crazy.

Gil Brewer
The Brat

Monday, July 6, 2009

It was an ancient house,
built in the late nineties
and constantly repaired
and restored since then.
There was nothing
but the look of money
wastefully squandered here--
a smell of money
even in the flower beds
where roses smelled like
sweaty fifty-cent pieces
instead of roses, and
the jasmine had the scent of
a disinfectant used in banks.

Harry Whittington
Hell Can Wait