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.

Long distance

She’s moving back, two
thousand-mile-wide break in their
nine months together.

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Nap

Drool on my cheek, it’s
dark, daylight gone. Sat on couch,
crashed, kidnapped by sleep.

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Adventure

Too old for pick up
and go – live in the moment
shit, but…what the hell.

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Mountain time

Sierras, Rockies
young bucks compared to
old granny Catskills.

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Road trip

Three thousand miles. One
week. San Francisco. New York.
Stay between the lines.

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To the rescue

She called. I’m flying
out. Quit my job already.
Knew this would happen.

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Brooks Brothers

I’ve fallen victim
to corporate dress-speak. Just
button down shut up.

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Iowa caucus

Flyover country
rules politics briefly. For
once, Des Moines da boss.

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Sarah Palin endorses Trump

Like a Match.com
date that looks good at first but
goes horribly wrong

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