M Train by Patti Smith or How To Be Alone and In Love

This one is about her husband. I heard this often. This one is about her husband. Just Kids, Patti Smith’s previous book about artist Robert Mapplethorpe, had me at the first page. It’s romantic and scrappy: an account of friendship before fame, sickness, and death. Her prose elevates a holy sense of specifics, this hard … More M Train by Patti Smith or How To Be Alone and In Love

Signs

Turns out the homeless man I spoke about the other day is alive. He wears sunglasses now. Five feet from his corner of the sidewalk, I found this pigeon. I did not touch or move this pigeon. I just leaned over and took this photograph. The sun was glaring, so I didn’t stay long to … More Signs