10.01.22

  Break me. CRACK! Okay. I’m broken. Now what? Discard me? I am food for the soil. If I am bone, I can still be set, even when shattered. If I am wood, then a branch becomes a stick, which can be used to make a tool. Break the stick, the twig can be burned […]

Life of Water

  Separating a single rain drop from the river. Finding that one, that singularity. Thunderstorm hammers upon the mountain, like a breaking wave, making one thing become another. Clear mountain stream splits the gorge. Rolling down until the rock yields high waterfalls and canyon rapids. Known the sky, and the fall, and the heights. Been […]

Story of Your Life

  We can drink until we feel pretty enough to talk to, brave enough to fight for, or sad enough to cry. Leave old bandages piled on the floor, as we expose old wounds and share stories of a life lived. Come on, let me pour another. Drain back the last of that Kentucky elixir […]

Self-Editing Consciousness

   Scrolling through, deleting lines. Cannot sever the consciousness, though. I try to wind down my enchantment with you, with all of this. Not worried about what it used to be. Don’t lose sleep over what we will become. I am afraid of who we are, soulless automatons, just waiting for our programming. So, I […]

Reading – “Dear Readers”

I finally received a copy of my first poetry collection, “Children of The New Unknown”. Copies are available on Amazon, with signed copies coming available on this site in a couple of weeks. Here is a quick reading of the first piece in my new collection. “Dear Readers” Come see. A quick reading of the […]

Mental Health Monday – 09.26.22

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness “I don’t care”. I hear this a lot from people from my generation. Gen X, 90’s kids. All grown up, now. This was our claim to fame. A semi-detached form of neo-nihilism that colored our generation. We got it from our older brothers and sisters. The 80’s kids. The “Me” generation. The 50’s, 60’s, […]

09.25.22

  It doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter what you think you think, because your dreams will make a liar out of you. It doesn’t matter what you say. Words are just vibrations and the ones that echo in your skull are piss running down your leg when the time comes. When the big world calls […]

Built to Lose

  Take it for what it is. After a while the words all mean nothing. Every “No” a “Yes”, and every “Yes” a “No”. Just the chaos of interpretation. Drowned out, the mad sound of decisions. Placate the need to understand by turning up the volume, but never giving in to the demand. I can […]

Belt of Orion

  Set about to take on an unfamiliar journey. So strange and foreign the terrain. The only certainty is dying in the same state I was birthed in. Why not die elsewhere? Does it really matter?   Seeking a path between the stars, between the moments that make a life. That cold, winter sky is […]

Maze Within a Maze

  One path. One past away. There is no lingering in the garden maze. Labyrinthine grown, it will take you home. But winter comes and soon, all will be done.   Hurry on. Though fruit and flower will tempt to stop and savor. Even thorn and briar will reach out and attempt to catch your […]

Thank you!

On Wednesday, September 20th, 2022 my first poetry collection went live on Amazon for sale. This collection of works was curated from this site, which you, the readers have helped create and keep alive all these years. I owe you all a huge debt of thanks for giving me purpose, for keeping me writing, and […]

Empty Suit

  Cracks in the armor reveal the void inside. Turns out you are a “Never Were”. Sunlight warrior. Moonlight child. Somehow, you have always been able to keep that breastplate shining. Tough love. Tough luck. This one rough road tumbles any soul. The day breaks, just like the pike lines before the cavalry charge. That’s […]

Old Bottles

  Dragging thoughts out into the light watching them thrive, or languish, or turn to smoke. Just a joke, or a lie.   No radiance without patience. No purpose without resistance. Just an aimless ride, the meter running the whole time.   Escaping out through cracks in the façade. Truth exudes from the very eyes […]

Big Dreamer

   No fame under stadium lights to crave, but only that warm embrace of home. Can I tell you, I used to seek knowledge in high places, sewer secrets, but now, there is only the dawn. Classic fall of the big dreamer. Icarus’ wings have nothing on me. Dreams are only the fine, gossamer framework […]

Mental Health Monday – 09.19.22

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness It took me a long time to figure out that I was damaged. I had to learn that the trauma of early childhood had embedded itself deep in my psyche and molded my behaviors and how I viewed the world and my place in it. This was after decades of heavy drug and alcohol […]

The Arena

  Entering the arena. There is no return to being the former man who didn’t enter. Stepping across the threshold is enough, but it is only a whisper of what is to come. Coming face to face with reality, that hard, unyielding structure, is a type of violence we are not built for, but strangely, […]