Alan Catlin has several new books in the works including a long series of noir movie poems concluding with three chapbooks in one book under the title Exterminating Angels from Kelsay for mid-year 2022. he also has two chapbooks coming soon as well: Satan’s Kiss from Gutter Snob ad Dream Rider from Orchard Street Press.
They must have started out somewhere in another country and hit every bar between wherever there was and here. They ended up against the bar around midnight looking for kamikaze shots. "Give me one good reason to serve you guys." I sd. "We want to fly out here straight into the sun whenever it comes up." I made them shots.
Maybe she thought there might be an impromptu Elvira lookalike contest wherever she went dressed for the occasion. It must have taken her half an hour to cake all that make up on her face and highlight those deep blue eyes with so much black shadow that it made her seem as if she were auditioning for the role of a cadaver in an Absurdist Play in case the Elvira thing didn't pan out. Listening to her prattle on mindlessly to a punked out, brain dead, co bad actor dressed in the best of the off the rack duds the City Mission had to offer, convinced me she’d been programmed to turn into a pumpkin or self-destruct by last call, it was a toss up which.
What was left of his mind was suspended in an emulsion of extra hot Buffalo style chicken wing sauce, curdled bleu cheese dressing and a pitcher of lukewarm tap beer. His eyes were like pickled eggs sliced in half, staring at himself in the back bar mirror. What he saw looking back at him through the cracks and flaking glass was horrible, the stuff dreams are made of.
She holds him weightless in the palm of her hand, looks deeply inside his eyes and swears eternal love. Nights she doesn't come home, he thinks she is the high roller in the Ladies Thursday Night League. When He finds out the hard ball she was rolling had nothing to do with lanes or pins, he feels totally left out in the cold, on a Russian steppe stunned to the bones by a velvet hammer.
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Love Kamikaze. Great ending!!