Monday, January 27, 2014

Pulp Poem of the Week

I loved her
like a rabbit loved
a rattlesnake.

          James M. Cain
          Double Indemnity

Monday, January 20, 2014

Pulp Poem of the Week

don’t run
when nobody’s
chasing you

          Charles Williams
          Man on the Run

Monday, January 13, 2014

Pulp Poem of the Week

Nice old ladies
poison whole families.
Clean-cut kids
commit multiple holdups and shootings.
Bank managers with spotless records going back

     twenty years
are found out to be long-term embezzlers.
And successful and popular and supposedly
    happy novelists
get drunk and put their wives in the hospital.
We know damn little about what makes
even our best friends tick.

          Raymond Chandler
          The Long Goodbye

Monday, January 6, 2014

Pulp Poem of the Week

His understanding of economics was,
you go out and steal money and
use it to buy food.
you steal the food.

          Donald E. Westlake
          What’s the Worst That Could Happen?