Tag Archives: food chain

A Croupy Toot

     It was no time for levity. The atmosphere was much too dry. It was no time for fiddle faddle or pussy footing either. That weak shit was so over. But, make no mistake. It was time. The waxed … Continue reading

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Flailing

      One of the two million or so moths hatching in the dirt after the first rain of the season took flight and crashed into my eye. The moth did not survive. The first thirty seconds is often … Continue reading

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As The Mud Massed

     It started out as one of those days. Now, it’s too late to turn back. Rain was falling heedlessly like skewered spit. I knew immediately when I became all wet and soggy. None of the active faults in … Continue reading

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Adding Up

      The shadow of a red tailed hawk soaring overhead scared the shitty little pellets out of a rabbit trying to cover his quaking ass. That’s where searching for water at high noon leads during a drought. The … Continue reading

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Abuzz

   It wasn’t even that hot.  I don’t know why.  Flies were abuzz with lust over a big bowl of unprotected potato salad.  It contained dark seeds of German mustard. Green hummingbirds were sipping from orange flowers in the foreshadowing … Continue reading

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Wild Thing

     Pick an object, any object.  Does it look very different from the inside than from the outside?  Well, yeah, like…duh.  A box, a ball, a belly. A galaxy, too.  Inside may be dark. Or pink as an albino’s … Continue reading

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Hanging With Venus

     It started with a few small fish short of a billion anchovies.  Momentum can shift just like that, oddly.  Though small, the anchovies packed a powerful wallop when engineered into a vast odorific ball. Monterey Bay was percolating … Continue reading

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Fecal Matters

     The ad hoc lagoon that has been formed where Aptos Creek used to meander unfettered from the Santa Cruz Mountains down into Monterey Bay was so filled with loose and gushy goose shit, as well as common everyday … Continue reading

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Head Up

     I followed a white cat known for his treachery who I suspected of stalking beautiful birds, keeping my wary head up in the deep forest. His provocative tail swished like a ten dollar whore in five inch fuck-me … Continue reading

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Pudding and Pie Filling

   The tawny owl was etching a complex diagram on the surface of a white boulder that had tumbled out of the Santa Cruz Mountains into Aptos Creek.  He was using all claws, no beak.  He was providing expert commentary … Continue reading

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