An addict is an actor, able to look you in the eye, smile, and lie so convincingly that you begin to question yourself.
Billie said, “If I’m going to sing like someone
else, then I don’t need to sing at all.” Let’s
just say I was white and knew how to conform.
If my mother had not been an alcoholic, I might not have been a poet.
Just in case you think I got screwed up only recently, let me tell you about the fire: My wife in those days was a candle maker as well as … Continue reading