Monday, March 20, 2017

when i was 8 years old

this girl named lori
showed me her panties
on the school bus.
i'll never forget those pink panties
and the site of her,
lifting up her dress
i was so excited my dick got hard,

at home
i sat on my steps
thinking, about lori's pink panties...
my dick got hard
i'm sure that i had a hard on before this day
but this is the first time that i ever remember having a hard on.
i sat there for hours-
each time my hard on went away
i thought about lori and those pink panties...

the next school year
lori transferred somewhere else
and i didn't see her,
or her pink panties again.

a few years later
we were driving down fort st
in my mother's 1977 shitty sky blue nova,
the windows down,
my mother smoking a L&M.
i was sitting in the backseat
and then i saw her;
riding a bike,
she pointed at me
in the backseat, of my mother's 1977 shitty sky blue nova
and she laughed;
at the rust
the broken shocks,
the exhaust...

i guess she had never seen my mother's car?
i rode the bus to school when i last saw her
and those pink panties.
i tried to hide in the back seat
so she wouldn't see me
but it was no use.
my mother wasn't aware of any of this
i never said anything to her.
i just sat there
in the back seat
trying to hide
to not be seen,
maybe forgotten...

i never saw lori again after that day,
but i heard from a friend a few years a go
that she was fat
and had a couple of kids
by a couple different men.

i think about her sometimes;
her pink panties
and the way my dick got so hard
at the site of them.

i don't know where she is today
or what she's doing
and i guess i don't really care
if she's fat
or skinny
or how many kids she has.
i just hope that she can still make someone's dick just as hard
as mine used to get
all those years a go,
when she lifted up her dress
and showed me
her pink,

so wherever you are tonight, lori
maybe put on a pair?
for old times sake.

what do you say?

Saturday, March 4, 2017

my mother would have been 70 today

i think about her most days
that i could talk to her.
i'm not any more sad,
than i normally would be
on any given day
it just so happens that today
is my mother's birthday
and she's dead,
for almost 4 years now...

and i guess i'm a little more alone, because of that
in a room full of people
and in a world full of rooms
i am just a little bit more lonely
than i was
about 4 years a go.

maybe i didn't talk to my mother every day,
and i didn't need her for most things
but there's a quiet comfort in knowing
that someone is there, for you.
it's not like knowing your buddy has your back
or that your wife will nurse you along...
those are both important, but
something else entirely.
and i am slightly more indifferent now
for having endured it all
for having buried her
for having to watch her die
in pain.
the kind of pain that you can't help
or make better...

i'm a little less of me
because she's gone
so many stories
so much time spent between us________________gone,
with her leaving this earth.

i think about her most days;
she was a lovely woman
a good mother
a good friend
and i am decent man
because of her...

happy birthday mom, i love you.

Friday, March 3, 2017

i saw this old rv

so i stopped to get a few pics.
i ended up talking to a guy who lived in the shelter next door...
he was pretty knowledgeable about cameras and photography.

a couple days later,
i was shooting some of the demolition that's taking place in Delray
for the new gordie howe bridge,
and one of the supervisors referenced the pedophiles living around the corner...
so i looked into it,
and yup.


Saturday, February 25, 2017

old delray

jefferson ave.
zug island.

i need to figure out what this old bar was called,
back in the day...
i've never been happy with my photographs of this building
but i think i like this one...?
i've always shot it straight on,
this is the 1st time i've shot it on an angle.

kind of reminds me of the deer hunter,
or something like that...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

i have wanted to hit this place for a really long time.

this is from our trip
last month.
we were on our way to another location
in a different state
and we hit this prison, with some local friends of ours...

abandoned prison cells
hot sauce
walking on railroad tracks
stepping in slime
exchanging stories,
good times
with good people.

it was a quick pit stop
but awesome, nonetheless....!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

i shot this back in november

i remember because
i couldn't believe i was shooting in an old ass
abandoned asylum, in november
with just a t shirt on...
this place was pretty cool
the hallways were tough to shoot
and the light was total shit
but i got a few shots...

Monday, January 30, 2017

back to life

back to reality
and things are not going very well
for starters
it's january
it's dark as shit
and 3rd
i was born spiritually sick
that's gonna have to wait for a minute
because once i got home from my recent trip, and started backing up my files
i realized my storage drive was full
and i couldn't do a complete back up...

i do have a 2nd back up
a 2nd storage drive
but i like to keep 2 drives going at all times...

off to micro center i went
5 TB later
and now i'm backing shit up...
it's still cold,
it's still january for another day,
i'm still fucked up spiritually
but my files are synced up, son!

i found a couple old ones that i might edit...we'll see?

Saturday, January 28, 2017

went out of town

had a great time!
got a chance to hit a few spots that have been on the list for quite awhile...
back to life
back to reality
and january
and snow

Friday, January 13, 2017

nothing too exciting here

i thought this brick paved street in Delray was pretty cool
and there's quite a few houses still standing...
you don't see a lot of brick streets in detroit.

unfortunately, this one might end up a casualty of the new bridge?
it is a little on the outskirts of the bridge route
either way
i thought it was cool
and i'm pretty sure i never really paid attention to it before.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

woke up today

after a very cold but awesome couple of days
with 2 friends...

we hit some old spots
and we hit some new spots
a couple locations were sealed up,
and we also ate some great food.

so here's a photo of a really beautiful library
that is currently being destroyed
by scrappers
and vandals
inside of a high school
in detroit...

the end is the beginning is the end

back to reality today...

Sunday, January 1, 2017

just like last year

i'm going to spend some time shooting and talking about Delray.
with the new bridge coming
some of Delray will be forever changed...
growing up, we never really hung out over on this side of town
some of these streets, i don't think i've ever stepped foot on before?
this particular street, Reid, is right in the path of the new bridge
and whatever is left over here today...
will be gone pretty soon.

there are still a few occupied houses on Reid St.
it doesn't look like much,
but when you consider that; people grew up in these houses
and played on these streets
i think,
it's worth documenting...