Author Archives: Jonathan Berger

Different Light

The apartment seems smaller now as you pace in this uncertain light. You are not used to this shade of sun. Usually you are somewhere else at this time of day but the season has ended, apparently, prematurely and the … Continue reading

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The Shovel

The last bit of dirt put into place was patted down. We said our final words, and walked away. The shovel went back into the shed got locked up and everyone skulked off to separate lives whatever they may have … Continue reading

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Gutcheck

Trust your gut? Your gut is a liar. Your gut knows nothing. Your gut doesn’t have a brain in its fucking head. Your gut, as much as you want to trust it is suspect and unreliable and not the trustworthy … Continue reading

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Like to Ride

The single red ballon is stuck in the tree blowing this way that a little unclear as to which way to go. Does it even know? When it gets free from its tethered tree will it fly up to such … Continue reading

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Rooms

It’s just a space a room some geometric kind of classist identification that come the revolution won’t mean much of anything to much of anyone anyway, so… Who cares? It’s just a room. It only means what you put into … Continue reading

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Contract

The deal is done. The line’s been crossed and signed – just where the X lies. Hands have shook and oaths sworn and babies traded and it’s out there now. The future’s told. We know what’s to be. We tried … Continue reading

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Half-Cocked, Full-Throated

That one time that one girl asked me out that one decade back in that one century during that one millennium over there? That was nice. I remember it sometimes when I think about how things are going these days … Continue reading

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My Latest Distance

Please forgive me for this my latest distance but I have realized that I have only eight more allotted embarrassments before you, in this millennium, lest I transform into a puddle of squish which will then be a ninth embarrassment … Continue reading

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Elsewheres

I wrote something for you the other day but you didn’t hear it because you are never around when I compose because you are never around ever because you seem to always find some other place to be whenever I … Continue reading

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At Least, At Last

OK, if this is it – if this is the end – the be-all, end-all catastrophic, cataclysmic, cat-gut guitar strung-out last night on earth before the zombies hide their faces then rending people in the streets. If this is where … Continue reading

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