Tag: Nathanael O’Reilly

South by Nathanael O’Reilly

Lift the luggage down from the garage shelf pack for another journey fold jeans, shirts and shorts roll socks, belts and undies gather toiletries, running gear sunglasses, boots and books for the trip south into the hot, dry hills where tequila, cerveza tacos, fajitas,…

Exposure by Nathanael O’Reilly

A naked man rides his bike across the Congress Avenue bridge past the sunset crowds waiting for flights of bats reveals his true self between daylight and darkness

Honks by Nathanael O’Reilly

A hand-painted sign planted on the lawn between the real estate agent’s office and the main road through town across the railroad tracks proclaims HONKS 4 JESUS + TEACHERS If I honk, how will anyone know whether my honk is for Jesus or teachers…

Reading Performance by Nathanael O’Reilly

Car-waiting in the Dollar General parking lot I read either, Orpheus observe rolls of toilet paper pool toys, cleaning products outside on clearance A Hispanic girl exits the building, grabs a hula hoop from the toy bin practices her moves while gazing upon her…

Escape Sonnet by Nathanael O’Reilly

Follow the HURRICANE EVACUATION ROUTE north away from the Gulf Coast to Fort Worth past new subdivisions metastasizing beyond Houston on freshly-bulldozed earth carved out of the woodlands with beautiful new floorplans from the low 100s past the giant statue of Sam Houston forever…