About gimble

I've never understood why solitary confinement is considered a punishment. My favorite time of year is when vacation forces me to drive long hours on the overnight stretch, all other companions in the car asleep, my thoughts and the dark stretch of white-striped road all to myself. Having said that, I can happily keep busy inside my head, yet am distracted by so much of the larger world that I waste time putting those thoughts generated by those distractions down on cyber-paper. Maybe I want to see if anyone else feels likewise. Though not as bright, sharp or hard as a diamond, I am many faceted - esoteric in my literature, tending toward magic realism - pop-culture vulturish in my take on media - sentimental enough to cry at dog food commercials - and a lover of kitsch, like diners and other holes in the wall of life.

Airport restaurants

Want my business? Give
me outlets, internet, booth
seating and, yeah, food.

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Power hungry

At every gate
we jockey for outlets, our
iPhones running low.

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Overbooked flight

Give up seat, get five
hundred dollar voucher and
first class upgrade. Win.

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TSA Precheck

Randomly chosen,
I breeze through security.
Airport bingo win.

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Imminent departure

Once plans light the fuse
nerves sizzle, anxiety
flares. Can’t stand the wait.

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Travel itinerary

I draft spreadsheets, each
detail a talismanic
ward of protection.

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Packing

I can’t know who I’ll
be tomorrow cramped and shoved
in a carry-on

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Separation

Buttons zippers snaps
connect. Scissors blades sunder.
Don’t know where we stand.

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Lying on Facebook

Spun as adventure,
it’s a long hard drive with a
heartbroken daughter.

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