Author Archives: Jonathan Berger

Farewell to Armando

These years together haven’t been easy have they? They couldn’t be with all the tortures I’ve put you through and all the fucking bullshit you’ve just continuously been willing to take. It’s been infuriating. It’s exhausting, really. This… relationship, this … Continue reading

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The Funky Dime

My therapist says it’s time to seek out the sunnier side of things see the glass as half full succumb to the power of positive thinking, all that sort of bullshit. I’m against the entire enterprise but I do believe … Continue reading

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Overdue

I’m not entirely sure what to tell you. You asked for a thing and I produced the thing. I admit you had a timeline that I was unable to meet but I think, frankly, it was unrealistic, and not properly … Continue reading

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Eventually

It’s been so long since I last saw you, a kid born then is probably wearing braces. The awkward silence between us can drive now, I think, at least during the day. Our breakup can vote next Thursday and the … Continue reading

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Lessons of Youth

When you were a child the world looked down on you and made no sense. When you grew you looked up and around and you read the primers (“the quick brown fox” and all that) and you learned the words … Continue reading

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Final Assessment

I read his last words. They were so sad forlorn. He seemed lost but not yet ready to go. He didn’t mean to go I’m sure of it despite how it eventually ended. It was accidental – it had to … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Coat

The leather jacket is too cool. It’s too hot. It’s too sharp too black too imposing too much. I couldn’t pull off such a motorcycle coat in my younger prettier days let alone now in this hideous condition. The poseur … Continue reading

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Lens

They said It’s all right if you’re not a creator. You can be many other things instead. You can be a wall or a bucket or a danish or a motor vehicle. You could be a fishing rod or a … Continue reading

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Cap’n Jack

There’s a point when you realize that the things you’re creating are not so much because you feel you have to create them but because you feel you have to create. You feel responsible to art, I mean, and you … Continue reading

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Saying so Much

You look at me like that as you have for some time now but I doubt if anything’s going to change as you may wish. You are who you are and I are who I are and these are the … Continue reading

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