Monday, October 8, 2012

"Dry with the Threadbare Towel" - Issue Seven

Many shit words
hangover filled mornings
grabbing at the alarm clock 
shower with the empty shampoo bottle
wash with the thin soap
dry with the threadbare towel
no breakfast
rice lunch
home to empty kitchen
cut off notices
more beer
more beer
can’t find a pair of clean socks
always had clean socks at home
What happened to meat and vegetables??

-Michael Wingfield

That piece comes from one of my favorite RS stories that was in issue number seven and is called, "Dry with the Threadbare Towel". It was born from a writing collaboration with my friend Michael Wingfield. Back when we were young bucks, we'd often spend nights hanging out in bars playing a writing game we called "Poetry Tag". Basically, we'd throw out some random phrases and both spend a few minutes writing something around it. We'd stop, read out loud what we had written, swap notebooks and try another phrase. Needless to say, a lot of bad crap was scrawled, but now and again, some gems would break through the chaff. "Threadbare Towel" was edited from one particular round. This bit, the combination of Mike's words and this drawing I did of him, is my favorite panel in the story.


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