Human Nature in Montana The one-armed blonde live on stage would reveal even more of herself (in ways truly wild) if gentlemen threw something more than money at her. She too has learned to ignore the pounding house music that sounds (little wonder) like the world’s about to end. As she undresses she daydreams about a garden-variety butterfly missing a wing becoming a riled grizzly bear — of a rushing river of blood swirled a golden pink with spilled beer pouring across the big broken mirror she would make of the dance floor if freed from this cage. Until her next song begins. — in memory of James Crumley
Brian Beatty’s jokes, poems, reviews and short stories have appeared in numerous print and online publications. He also performs as a stand-up comedian and storyteller.
PRØOF Magazine's third issue explores the relationships that exist between music, art, and literature.