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Category Archives: Methamphetamine

Kim Debates Himself

Three days after his triumphant return from Singapore, Kim Jong Un visits his dentist’s office for cleaning and a checkup. Under the glare of three security agents the dentist lifts a syringe, smiles, and says, “Just a little Novocain.” “Why Novocain for cleaning?” says one of the tough guys. “The Dear Leader usually has some […]

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Escape from Bondage

I was born in Ridgecrest, out in the desert two hours from Bakersfield. There’s a lot of meth there and not much to do. My mom smoked and snorted it and was using all the time when I was a child but careful not to let me see her. I loved her but was hungry […]

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Homeless on the River

For days I had looked forward to yet dreaded leaving a soft bed at four on a winter morning to shower, slap on sunscreen, eat a good breakfast, and drive across town to the east side, where poverty is prevalent and The Mission draws most of its clients. I’d volunteered to complete one of dozens […]

Also posted in Alcohol, Bakersfield, Drugs, Economics, Health, Homeless, Kern River, Mental Health, Nicotine, Poverty

Sensual Restoration

This story is now in the collection “Tales of Romance”

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Wired

On cold night drunk in another bar he met chunky woman who opened purse and showed white powder they snorted in car. At apartment she called neighbor who walked over, sold more, asked for hit, and took three, firing thousand words before leaving. They burned noses and strained hearts two hours before moving upstairs and […]

Also posted in Alcohol, Drugs, Mental Health, Sex, Short Pieces - GTC

President Chapo Guzman

Come on. Admit it. You keep having to Google “new Mexican president” because you can’t remember Enrique Pena Nieto. He’s handsome but like generic model and smooth but so’s oily auto part. You know he represents old guard PRI that ruled dictatorially for decades, spoon feeding wealthy while ignoring poor. Trust me, Enrique Pena Nieto […]

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Teddy Bear

mommy and daddy had rooms full of smelly chemicals rotting teeth and making act crazy and now at night i don’t even have my teddy bear cuz police said it’s contaminated Source – Performing Arts Christmas Extravaganza in Tehachapi, December 17, 2011. To read “Wired in Bed,” please click here

Also posted in Crime, Drugs, Mental Health, Poetry - GTC

Wired in Bed

cold night drunk in ‘eighties bar met chunky woman who showed some white powder we snorted in car at apartment she called woman who came sold more asked for hit and took three firing thousand words before leaving we burned noses and strained hearts couple hours before moving upstairs about two and were nonstop at […]

Also posted in Drugs, Mental Health, Poetry - GTC, Sex