Recovery Position

  Confidence; the vice that grips you. Doubt, the sour aftertaste. Bloodshot eyes, and perforations in your soul and memory.   Isn’t it time you made the promise? You and I both know your word is worthless, but even just going through the motions would be better than this.   No sacrament, no Holy altar. […]

Living Proof

  Start slow, and let the muscles take their time. Deep in your mind, you know the ways of the ancestors.   Come to the front, not because you want to fight, but because you want to hear the end of the soul screaming, suffering inside of you.   It has to end sometime, unless […]

Quiet at High Tide

  I’m not getting out. You’re not getting out. The tide is rising and we’re all gonna drown.   We’re made this way; temporary things. Vociferous, meaningless, each corrupted in our way. But, so  easily convinced that we are beautiful, meaningful. As if we were made to be programmable, damnable.   Riding high on our […]

A Conversation with Everyone

  Put everything in the fire. See what burns and what remains. That’s how you get left with only bones and stones for graves.   Build a wall to save the garden. Build three more and make a prison. You can still see the sky, but you can’t fly, or climb your fears and what […]

Payback

  The washed out color of the December sun. Grief in the long gone September. Purity was analog. The best that we had to offer, wilted, died, and lays now, frozen beneath the snow.   The dearth of clouds only reflects the emptiness of hard headed love. The kind that strips back the fawning, false […]

Time to Smile

  These days the thoughts burn through my mind, like a brand, too long on the hide. I spend my time vacillating between the damned and the divine.   Walked along the line, but lately I find myself too tied up to go. Like there’s knots around my limbs, in my muscles, and in my […]

This New Confusion

  Breaking the horizon line, one step of a giant, or a lifetime of fight and grind. Settling old debts; not yet remembered, what I was trying to forget.   Reaching out with more power than when I first set out, but that doesn’t keep doubt from sinking its fingers in. Maybe I’ll fall asleep […]

The Spider and the Devil

  Consciousness is such a bastard. Make it go away and it comes back again. Brings me my mind in perfect torment, or the world, which never satisfied.   Brought me you, to teach me of betrayal, in my own heart and in yours. That kind of breaking is enough to make a man want […]

Changing the Watch

  Words whispered in calm, still air colder than the dawn. From this watchtower we see the future come on. An uninterrupted march, but we make no enemy of time. There will be a change when we come off the line. You kept me in the moment. The here and the now. With words spoken […]

Light Monsters & The Journey Home

  Came through one more time, still noting the significance of each and every trial; the beauty of this dissonance. I used to believe that monsters didn’t exist in the daylight, and that there would only be one journey home.   Now, I have made a hundred forays out into the world, and I know […]

Lines

  Don’t tell me who you are. Let me in, your skin, your eyes. I want to see behind your words, your lies, your sexual essence. What makes you want to give up you skin, your eyes? I want to know your love, your blood, you lies. Don’t tell me who you are; show me, […]

Broken Hearts

  There are no broken hearts, only scarred and wounded people. Touched, hurt, displaced and lonely ones, who have reached out into the world and come back seeing their own blood.   What do we do with those of us who come back from the dark, and the light, and the war, to see themselves […]

Touching Water

  What is the way? Why do we feel the need to seek and stretch our arm up into the air as if we could hold the sky in our hands, so easy, just like reaching down and touching water?   Is it the night, alone? Afraid? The heartbeat in our chests, so loud in […]

Perceiving Miracles

  Miracles don’t just happen, it’s something in the way we want. one needs, one sees from their perspective, and all things fall into place.   Living is a synergy. Fight life, find strife, and live in entropy. The world does not subscribe to one reality. This experience is more than we can feel, touch, […]

Inclusivity

  There is no exclusion; right from left, up from down. We are only here for a little while, life and death breed in us.   Venture to the wall and see if there exists in you, the courage to turn and face the firing squad.   Or, have you been familiar with the narrow […]

Thorns

  This thorn won’t be the one you catch me on. Betrayed by something beautiful. Draw me in and hold me down, begging now, but not for my freedom. Lift me up and help me out.   I’m naked and covered in wounds. I earned every one. Called me by my name and tried to […]

Insignificant

  Even a little thing like this, makes a world of difference. There isn’t a thing that exists that is of no consequence.   Every little thing matters. Trust is does, because that means we matter, too.   Seems so insignificant, so weak, so small. Never gonna amount to much, swing the axe, throw the […]

Reading Waves

  Looking out over dark waters, you told me you could read the waves. They came rolling in from off in a black distance to crash in to the rocks below our feet.   I stood there, silent as a mortuary, listening to the sea birds calling out to each other through the darkness. I […]