• Nick Rassi commented on the post, hoop 7 years, 3 months ago

    I taught my mother to use a hula hoop. She hadn’t ever tried it, but managed to get second place in a competition on her first try. Some people said it was beginners luck, but I know it was my excellent coaching.

  • Nick Rassi commented on the post, bellow 7 years, 4 months ago

    Worms oozed from the sponged earth and moaned
    bellowing
    as the sun slid itself overhead
    burning
    the helpless, crisped squirmers.

  • Nick Rassi commented on the post, crisp 7 years, 4 months ago

    The weather today reminded me of fried potatoes.
    Fried til it was white, sparkling.
    Whipping, spilling
    Burning my skin.
    Iced. Frozen.
    Crisped.

  • Nick Rassi commented on the post, carved 7 years, 4 months ago

    I used to live across the street from a railroad. There were thousands of rocks that lined the sides. Once, I found something I thought was treasure. It had to be a carved Native American decoration. To my chagrin, my father said, “No, Nick, that’s a trilobite.” In my disappointment, I threw it as far […]

  • Nick Rassi commented on the post, flood 7 years, 5 months ago

    After me comes the (flood)
    overwhelming sense
    of hope
    of joy
    of peace
    Before comes the wait
    the Advent.

  • Nick Rassi commented on the post, panorama 7 years, 5 months ago

    White.
    From end to end like a panorama
    of hung, frozen bedsheets over
    fields that were once alive.

  • Nick Rassi commented on the post, gown 7 years, 5 months ago

    I bought my mother a nightgown for Christmas when I was young. I couldn’t keep the secret for longer than three days. I’m the same today as I was then; I can’t keep nightgowns hidden for long.

  • Nick Rassi commented on the post, platinum 7 years, 5 months ago

    Platinum may be prettier or more perfect, but I’ll take my silver over her any day.

  • Nick Rassi commented on the post, deserve 7 years, 5 months ago

    Christmastime seems to make people feel like they deserve the big screen televisions, the iPhones, the nonsense. What people really deserve, though, is fresh drinking water. Food on the table. A bed to sleep in. Someone to love them.

  • Nick Rassi commented on the post, obey 7 years, 5 months ago

    I’ve no choice under the rules
    of winter.
    I play my cards how I may,
    but not even a spade
    could dig me out of the
    mounds
    of snow.
    buried.