Month: December 2013

American Hustle – Haiku Review

MANIC ENERGY Intense actors going ham Hard to catch a breath   Bale especially As a slouching, fat con man Sinks into his role   Cooper talks fastest Chews scenery with vigor Gots the crazy eyes   Adams wins with range Ecstatic joy to despair Drama in person   Lawrence gets the laughs Such a natural charmer Dumb blonde with…

Across the Southwest

There’s a point mid-flight when you finally acknowledge the fact that you’re going to miss your connecting flight and there’s nothing you can do about it. If you’re in first class, this moment is usually accompanied with a slurred curse and another gin & tonic. If you’re in coach, like me, the realization comes with relief. You no longer have…

Alex Metric & Jacques Lu Cont feat. Malin – Safe With You

When I first started listening to this song I was in the middle of a dreary work assignment, my eyes half-closed, brain almost fully disengaged. My fingertips clacked away at the keyboard like pigeons snapping at bread crumbs on a dirty sidewalk. You could measure a perfect curve based on the incline of my slouching spine. I was practically comatose.…

On the Dock

Night, the air turning cool. Stars bright in the west, but dim in the east where the glow of the city diffuses their radiance. Water laps softly against the dock, a gentle distraction from the conversation lull. It is past midnight now, and talk has turned to other things. “How do you feel about ghosts?” “Comfortable, I think. Like, if…

Hey Dudes Enjoying a Meal Together in an Upscale Steakhouse

Let’s start with the facts: I’m not racist. I know you’re both black, or at least various shades on not-white, unlike everyone else in this restaurant. But that’s not why I can’t stop watching you. Sure, okay, it’s kind of why I noticed you in the first place. But you’re also wearing sweatshirts and knit hats to an expensive meal.…