Falling Asleep Reading Baudelaire's Une Charogne

Falling Asleep Reading Baudelaire’s Une Charogne By Joe Cloyd It was a morning in June, Remember? At the bend of the gravel Path… You were Horrified. I remember that deathly stench. The evening news said That someone cut that woman Into 7 pieces, but we Didn’t know that then. We just saw A human leg, […]

An Excerpt from an Untitled and Unfinished Novella

An Excerpt from an Untitled and Unfinished Novella by joe cloyd The days didn’t really change from one to the other, and it’s difficult to document such monotony. The cats were having trouble with fleas (all nineteen of them!), and subsequently we were having trouble with fleas. And were they hungry! They would jump on […]

Underage Girls, Gauze, and Glad Stupidity

Underage Girls, Gauze, and Glad Stupidity by joe cloyd I went to the dentist’s office Near my old high school It wasn’t hurting until He started messing with it I already owed him over 1,200 But the pain… it was unbearable And it taught me that Pain was the penultimate philosopher Who didn’t employ logic […]

Barely the Minority?

Barely the Minority? By Joe Cloyd They’ll watch tv like blind dogs… Buy lottery tickets Listen to the same old songs… And bitch about taxes under The compulsion of stingy despair… and piss Away their coins in slot machines As they piss themselves… Bitter Yet enjoying their bitterness. Hopeless Yet functioning despite their hopelessness. Absurd […]