by Jeff Glovsky, Writing

(I’m) Just a Number?

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They still engage.

To whatever extent it matters (and it matters to me, a bit sadly, a lot), they’ll say things and strike up bemused conversations, amusingly shifting to repartee… or small gauntlets they feel emboldened to throw down!

“Nice touch, with the ice cream cone,” one yells.  “It makes you look innocent!”

This beautiful stranger!  As I walk down the street on a hot summer day with Moosetracks dripping down my shirt…

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As I’m licking my finger after flicking it up, she yells, “Nice touch, with the ice cream cone!”

And she smiles.

A bit sadly, perhaps.

Still, engaged

In a diner, where I “dine” alone, a rap on the glass between me and the street.  She is laughing like a college sweetheart, saying something I can’t quite make out…

‘Til her friend pulls her along and I’m left laughing through the glass myself.  But alone, with some french fries, like uneaten meat.

Now I realize (a lot, sadly), I might end up home-bound… Or hiking my shirt up above my neck, spinning blindly and spitting, rejecting awareness

Uncogent, and swearing and lashing far out…

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(No) Escape“, ©Jeff Glovsky

Or in thirty years, who knows?  I may have slithered from this mortal coil… pooled around my ankles, swelled edemic or lopped off from underuse, or Type 2 diabetes…

Beautiful strangers engaging me now, do so piteously!

As my french fries cool and Moosetracks drips, and I become less and less engaged…

Less bemused and amusing, a bit sadder (sadly).

And vaguely, enraged.

by Jeff Glovsky
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by Jeff Glovsky, Writing

On the RECORD…

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In NEW YORK, before loud hordes pollute each day, and in MUNICH, before tourists take dumps on the canvas — and in any place I find myself with a café or diner open early enough — I avail myself of public solitude.

Some words on ‘mornings’… by Jeff Glovsky

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Not to be confused with

Mornings

a short Story by Jglo

 

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by Jeff Glovsky, Poetry, Writing

Hear Me (Fall)

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In the Midtown bar, the blonde ignores surroundings, blithely chatting on a cellphone, like she’s home alone, or might as well be.

Unlike she, I’ve got no one to talk to.  Sitting with the gloaming outside, loud annoying noise within.  My head, the music bleeding, pounds right through me, thoughts (not there) receding…

Empty.  I look up, and down.  The room spins.

No one hears me fall.


by Jeff Glovsky

 

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Book Reviews, by Jeff Glovsky, Writing

Let the Baby Name Itself

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Twee: The Gentle Revolution in Music, Books, Television, Fashion, and FilmTwee: The Gentle Revolution in Music, Books, Television, Fashion, and Film by Marc Spitz

I’d been confused about this “movement” for some time – The sometimes lazy, often fearful, hyper-emotional misfits demanding the coddling of their helicoptered childhoods to continue well past sell-by dates, into their collective twenties and thirties.

A weird skinny lumberjack beard or two later, these (wo)men-children have been, somewhat insultingly, labeled “Twee”…

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