“The spirit gone, man is garbage. That was Snowden's secret."


April 01
Friend of all Frank's (including Francis), Dead crewman from Heller's Novel, lover of nature and art.


Snowden's Links

OCTOBER 11, 2014 2:23PM

Ketchup Or Not...

Beyond the borders my heroes exposed as bullshit,

 Where life and death are entwined like white moths in a zen garden,

I wait,



There is much to savor,

And words to share,

All are welcome .  Read full post »

OCTOBER 9, 2014 8:10PM

On Your Left...Your Far Left

                      Perhaps, some of you remember where this fictional dead flyboy's story begins;perhaps not. I really do not know. Heller, the creator, might of eaten a bad pick… Read full post »

OCTOBER 9, 2014 9:09AM

Need and Want: Mines


Rules? I don't want them, but I am not alive because of them.

Rulers? I need them, but can't seem to find them- in human form.

          I need role models, even at my advanced age. I need validation. I need ...vindication.

   … Read full post »

OCTOBER 4, 2014 10:00PM

In God's Pocket

In God's Pocket  you saw nothing much,

And my heros you never read,

Stealing from all of us we do,

Us real ones anyway,


The place where imagined becomes quite real,

Truly exists just where us dead poets roam,

We know us thieves,

 Where our hearts are held,

 … Read full post »

OCTOBER 3, 2014 12:35PM

Not The Piper, But I hear Her Coming


    Perhaps you were never told that Snowden was a scout before he died bleeding out in Yoyo's arms in Hellers imagination, not that Snowden was ever a scout, but when I imagine the dead fly boy in the sky, I imagine he was a scout, like me. I am… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 27, 2014 4:30PM

Check Mate, Baby. I Can Feel It Coming.

It's been a long, dirty fight. Too many causalities too count- too many species lost to greed and delusion.

The war zone is in our hearts and minds - consumption is a well known byproduct of fear - the consumption/production cycle that propels the status… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 8:11PM

Fearlessly Optimistic


I remember the night,

Decades ago,

Sitting at my little kitchen table,

 Far away from here,

I was losing battle after battle,

Year after year,


Still am,

Without the fear,

Without the fear,


Been a long time since I stumbled in the door terrified,

My heart pound… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 5:53PM

5775 Go Figure!

                   I am not really a numbers guy. I  like this one. I was born in 57 and have been told I graduated HS in 1975. 5775...get it?

          &nb… Read full post »

                     Yes, James...I  Snowden... am fully dead, bled out in Yo-Yo's arms as imagined by Heller, who is also fully dead, and still read widely. I long ago - even before posting on OS… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 21, 2014 4:55PM

Obama! I miss you already.

                      Think ....you Obama haters! Who will you despise next? I can tell you as a one time Hillary fan, I  do not long for her...not a bit. I know already I will be unhappy wit… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 8:01PM

Scotland on My Mind

                 Snowden...your fictional imaginary star following dead poet is thinking about Scotland, and thus so am I.

                &n… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 14, 2014 4:19PM

Why do I not give a flying fuck...

Breathe Snowden...you bleeding out airman,

Breathe and let it go ....man.


Open up the back hatch,

and let the crimson fluid flow,

Coast to coast,

They - them wont know,


You dried out old coot,

Looking like a Scare Crow,

Blowing in the wind,

Next to that other Roadside AttractiRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 4:03PM

Remember How Lucky We Are... 9-11-2014

How lucky we are,


To have this big play pen,

And all these toys to play with,

Jets to fly on,

Pleasure cruises,


The bad things,

And bad luck,

It is all on them,

Those bad men,


We prance and dance,

Around our good fortune,

Horray for US,

We… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 7:00PM

Enough Sensenon ? I Think Not.

      I think not. Self edit? Also a no - go. This is free space and time. Unbilled and unpaid, 

      Ah if we could only bill...we violentears and those who laugh and work at nothing. Making it look fun and easy is the hardest thing,… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 6, 2014 6:22PM

Captain Snowden Gets Promoted

                I spoke to the the General, who was at one time sleeping with the bleeding man....(See Paris Island series)

  "In 1978, the bleeding man probably saved my life. I was already more than six years officiallRead full post »

AUGUST 31, 2014 5:03PM

The Train From Mystic

   Mystic...the room loomed over the rebuilt bridge that seperated me from the army navy store of my dreams. Soft luggage. I am a tad addicted to soft luggage. My rolling stuff breaks...and my soft stuff gets shredded on the conveyers.

   For twelve bucks I got a new li… Read full post »

The Snowden tour,

Post and prewar,

Standing up coast to coast,

Ship to shore,


A bleeding out fictional fly boy,

Running my movie,

Eating oysters in Oak Bluffs,

Shooting pool in Mystic,


Once more the giant PBR's rule the bar top,

With the happy hour price drop,

A… Read full post »

AUGUST 9, 2014 5:57PM

The Giraffe Man...


So the Undersecretary's nephew carried the ball,

But played harmonica and blues guitar,

Moving as far away as he could from Oceanports,

As he possibly could,


In 1970 being a Bluesman in his Uncle's east coast town,

Was more dangerous than Nam,

Or so they made it… Read full post »

AUGUST 7, 2014 11:00PM

Marching? Saints Go In.

Do not confuse me,

With a talk radio version of reality,

I know my little place in history,

As well as I know yours,


And that we will meet again and again,

As sure as your heart beats,

Death has come and gone,

More times than we can ever count,… Read full post »

AUGUST 5, 2014 5:32PM

Bring Me Your...Brains...intact

            Oh... when Europe choked on all the crap they had pillaged from around the globe...and then puked up their poor, tired and hungry onto the depopulated shores of this once green and very different place...

     … Read full post »

AUGUST 3, 2014 6:21PM

Thirty Inch Maine

Not to mention any names,

But last year the dead man was almost from  Maine,

 And now the Cowgirl tossed out Idaho Bill,

For falling off the wagon,


He had the running blues,

And the two dollars his only friend gave him,

As he rode the rocket half way to L.A.… Read full post »

JULY 27, 2014 3:13PM

Dream Catcher In the Rye

Philadelphia ...

Delaware Bay,

Bald Eagles above and Horshoe Crabs ashore,

Washed high and dry in a sweltering June heat,


Cape May,

And all the way,

There and back yet again,

Yet again,


If they knew me at the Cowgirl Seahorse,

They did not let on,

Any… Read full post »

                        Once, twelve years ago, I was wearing a uniform - (battle dress) and I intentionally stopped by a small diner in the next town to where the bleeding man landed a… Read full post »

                                  Cold warriors at play. Raising children in the middle of an exhausting battle where nothing was as it… Read full post »

                              Until I was introduced to the duchess's clan, my idea of fun was limited....and until I met the bleeding man my knowlege… Read full post »