An Act of Doofuscity

Doo-fús-ci-ty: having the behavior of a doofus

Dóo-fus: idiotic, stumbling, brain-dead person who is actually capable of being what most folks deem normal

Turned the oven up to 4500 for baking homemade

pizza and worked to prepare the Chēbē’s gluten free

dough but five minutes into it detected the strangest

odor wafting through the kitchen rather like burning

plastic cooking meat and then it hit the cranial

orb to look inside the oven discovering a store bought

package of pork chops melting into itself merging

plastic wrap Styrofoam bottom two pork chop slabs

all curling up on the top rack because a couple days

before I had placed the package there to thaw out and

forgot about since at the last minute we changed our

minds to go out and eat fast food instead…doofuscity


The Last Day of My Fifty-Sixth Year


On the morning of May 23, I woke up, exercised, showered, ate, checked emails—the normal stuff

Noticed it had rained heavily during the night

Drove to Dodge City, with my Sweetie, under lowering clouds with rain in all the far distances, the way clear in front of us

Serviced the car; walked the paths inside Wal-Mart—buying Danskin NOW socks; walked the aisles of Hobby Lobby—buying two canvases on sale; ate delicious fish tacos at El Korita—drinking horchata; bought a new mattress set at Ashely’s—dreaming of coil-less sleeping bliss

Arrived at home, relaxed awhile, went to some friends for pizza and a movie

Drove home under more lowering clouds with rain in all the distances, the way clear in front

A great end to another year