Inequality Lovely room! Speaks of opulence and success! Am I envious? Sure! Would love to have such a room in my home – it’s magnificent and its beauty draws you in. My envy does not bring me to a point of anger and hatred for the person who owns this room. The occupants of this […]
Do you know this man? No? I knew him, not so well, some forty years ago…he was a habitue, a devotee, of the Phoenix neon night life, looking for parts of himself he had lost along the long road from Appalachia: lost in an abusive and disoriented childhood; lost in a flawed and impetuous marriage; […]
A Speck of Dust In the Aeonic repetition Of night enveloping day, A tiny universal speck Of dust contemplates The great mystery of Endless orbits and Infinity… The insanity of war and Fragile unstable peace… The beauty of a sunrise, Sunset, love’s wondrous Bliss confused by anomalous Inanity… The speck of dust mingles With all […]
Do You Know This Man?
I knew him, not so well, some forty years ago…he was a devotee of the Phoenix neon night life, searching for parts of himself he lost along the emotional road from Appalachia: lost in an abusive and disoriented childhood; lost in a flawed and impetuous marriage; lost in the glittering promise of booze and lovely ladies. Yes, I knew him, not so well, as he made all his stumbles along the way, losing not only himself but the connections to family and friends, to the people who loved him.
Yes, of course, I’m the man in the photo, and there’s a lot more to the story…hope you’ll read THE CRACKED MIRROR, Reflections of an Appalachian Son, by Billy Ray Chitwood.
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“Mirror Images” I once looked at men like you, old men, frail and haunted… That was when youth declared that I woiuld live forever. How hard it was to see then… how easy it is to see now. Life was moonlight and promises… So soon came ecstasy and joy. When did it get […]