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Clyde Always, (also known as the Bard of the Lower Haight) tells energetic tall tales, recites ear-pleasing verse, paints romanticized scenes of beauty, renders captivating cartoon characters, has published two novels and he still manages to wait tables in his free time. The Clyde Always Show has been featured at The Marsh, The Lost Church, Bird and Beckett, the North Beach Library and at the 16th Street BART station. Clyde Always also acts as ringleader at Cafe International every Friday night. His writings and illustrations have been printed in Hatchbeat, Poetalk, GNU Journal, the Haight-Ashbury Literary Review, Gyroscope, the Street Sheet, The Broke Bohemian and etc. etc. His book Les’ Place: A Hipster Manifesto can be found here. One of his paintings can be viewed, at any given time, in the window of Native Twins Coffee on Divisadero. He lives in San Francisco, CA with his wife Haylee the Ukulele. Visit Clyde on the web here.
The following work is Copyright © 2020, and owned by Clyde Always and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
The Tinder Date from Hell
Now I’ll never be sure what possessed me to swipe
So, I UBERed across to the far end of town
As I sat at the table I started to sweat
Then there came to the table a man in a vest,
“Oh for Christ’s sake, I’m leavin’!” I spat in a huff
“Please don’t go…” begged my date with a hideous hiss,
Mike Zone resides beyond the pines…the author of Void Beneath the Skin and A Farewell to Big Ideas, a frequent contributor to Alien Buddha Press and Mad Swirl, his work has been featured in: Horror Sleaze Trash, Cajun Mutt Press,Outlaw Poetry, Piker Press, Synchronized Chaos, The Whiskey Rye Review and Cult Culture magazine.
The following work is Copyright © 2020, and owned by Mike Zone and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
Everything is fucked