Dreams from the Pandemic: A Weird Paralympics

she begins her routine: an Esther Williams inspired back stroke combined with a sort of twenty five yard strut—the kind of walk old people do in a pool and consider exercise.

Graft vs Host

But I couldn’t stop thinking about my donor’s girlfriend and soon I began to feel guilty. Guilt was probably something I inherited from the Jewish heart.

Paco and I

Opposites attract. We lasted four years together, bonded over bong hits and Pink Floyd

Madame Earthquake

Every time she dials clockwise there’s more screaming.

A Strange Kind of Swim

How can we swim in two feet of water? Or with such narrow lanes separated by painful rusty wrought iron dividers.


sometimes I hear the wind, or remember it rustling

© Richie Smith 

© Richie Smith