Monthly Archives: December 2016

Golem Says Goodbye

Not sure what else to say except it was too much, couldn’t be the tough everyone wanted, no blood coursing through my veins like humans tinkered together by He Who Shall Not Be Named, the same ones who called me into being with magic up the yin-yang. On the … Continue reading

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Coda of Christmas Humbugs

I’ll be answering to myself while I look for him, he who left the premises so long ago, but now when I stand inside the parking lot scanning roofs to pick out my car from the rest of the humbugs, … Continue reading

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Promissory Note from Golem

To tell the truth, bleeding has never gone over big in my family; golems are of a more solitary silicone nature, but then there’s the human spigot running full blast on red, stretchers balsamic with the dead, there’s a lot … Continue reading

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Graveler

All shadows in the world are screams and like stones plopped in water, they form consecutive rings, each one becoming wider than the next until it’s hard to hear anything else. Tell me who wears a crown around here— I’ll … Continue reading

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Golem Doesn’t Get Jack

I got dealt the right hand, but didn’t know what was left of me. Stepping on broken glass, a breeze cried out and hopped over to the parking lot, for on that evening, no one was giving out party favors. … Continue reading

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The Right Hand

My heart was in the right place, grown children in the bloodlines of my inner space, a practicum for laboring over my cheese and cracker man whose birth I toasted with a dark beer. Sounds weird, I know, but I … Continue reading

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Golem Speaks Truth to Power

Between earth and sky and the bearded light of filtering stars, I walked away homeless, death trailed close behind like a poor relative, but tonight, something in the smell of the earth got to me, and for the very first time … Continue reading

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Clay Man of Cheese and Crackers

It wasn’t a job for one man let alone a clay man of cheese and crackers. At night after the lights on the block went out, all we could hear was a single newscaster announcing the football scores, the Rams, … Continue reading

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Power Wash

I wanted to control him, but in a good way, like a Mickey Mousenik from the Sorcerer’s Apprentice, my honey-do mopping up mess with a wooden bucket, a live-in housekeeper on the look-out for whatever comes next, a full-time member of my cabinet, … Continue reading

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Sweeter

Another golem came around. Oh, yes. There’s more than one. Talked to students, retirees, regular people. And what happened? Mein kinder cuckoo in the head tarred him with names: socialist, communist, devil— the usual thing that happens when golems try to set things right. We humans … Continue reading

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