The following quote is from the "Smoking with Timothy Gager" interview at Smokelong Quarterly
“The opening sentence also chains to the one that follows. I have many friends that champion causes and during the week this was written I'd heard from two about how I could change the life of an elephant by protesting the circus. The circus comes up often in my stories and poems, so off I went. “
Below you can click the links for pieces from where the circus calls me.
"A Wing, A Prayer and A Tall Man"
"People Find Comfort in Repetition"
"Falling For an Attached Woman"
"Every Day There is So Much About Elephants"
"The Soul Must Go On"
"A Circus Memory"
"The Best Interest of the Child"
From my unpublished novel An Angry Therapist’s Thursday Appointments
A clown cloud is juggling balls. There’s one for work, one for school, one for family. The
clown drops a ball. Distention happens on its own. The clouds house more of the circus. I
see Siegfriend and Roy with some white tigers. Is it a mirage because Roy is still whole.
He was attacked, lived and spoke. “Don’t shoot the cat,” the cloud said. I find myself
saying that to myself. Don’t shoot the messenger. No one listened to Roy. I’m listening to