Tony Tracy’s books include two poetry collections, The Christening ( Center Press Books) and Without Notice ( March Street Press ). His work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in the Coe Review, North American Review, Rattle, Tar River Poetry, Poetry East and Southern Indiana Review. He lives in Urbandale, IA. with his wife, two sons and two dogs.
It goes without saying I’m not the first alkie questioning his decision to go on the lamb. Dry days of courage, pills designed to regulate neuro-transmitters have failed miserably. Runner’s high, commitment to counsel’s verbage are what have kept me away, that and pilfered funds, early dispersals of 401K, notion that money spent, the […]
My therapist sighs, swallows the weight of the moment, then clears his throat to ask, “Tony, what do you believe is the fate of mortality?” Careful not to own an opinion, a proof that might later be held against me, evidence submitted to discredit my possible petition in the highest and holiest of courts, a […]