Cigarettes and Summer

Early evening sun drapes lazy over the trees, splashes down between the houses, like a careless painter’s mistake. I wander listlessly, wondering how we got to now without the stains of our pasts all over? Take a breath just after you’ve passed. Decade away, but the air this time of day still takes me back […]

Art in Existence

  This is a prayer whose words have been drowned out in the maelstrom.   This is a song whose melody has been shattered by the strike of iron on iron.   This is a dance whose movements have been bound and tied, and broken.   These are words that may never be heard.   […]

Boomerang

  Here I am, throwing myself at the sky. Watching this fire die. Stirring the coals, urging my soul to fly.   All alone, but I made myself this way. I could have asked you to stay, and you would, because you’re good as the words you say.   I find myself fallen down, seeking […]

Sun Eaters

  We drink the Sun, expecting to be consumed, but we are bereft of the comfort it once provided. No more sinking into that warm cocoon, vaporizing off the Heliosphere. Whatever plan awaits, we reject. Shaking off an old orbit and losing the Moon. The other side of a sole, cold horizon, we find what […]

Peeling Atoms

  Struggling to breathe, to contain the rhythm of my heart beat. Take it down, now. Dive in, be slow. We’re gonna have to ride this out.   Hiding the fury of these emotions. Staying calm, while the tempest rages inside. You smile, and I smile, and I realize that what’s on the outside is […]

Time of The Deceased

  The greatest trick the Devil ever played was getting us to hate ourselves and the world we live in. Cursed misunderstanding. Perception, the color of a dawn fog. Eyes red, skin flakes, teeth gritting. Coming down from another distraction. Scars form. Cataract the mind’s eye. There are no more reasons. Reason is refuge, and […]

Pathfinder

  This is not the path. I am not your savior. I’m every mistake you’ll make, until you find your way. You’re so vulnerable in the eyes of a predator. Watching you become strong, ready soon to meet the visitors.   Don’t hang one person’s body on the tree, and treat it like something to […]

1000 Follows!

I’m not sure why any of us are here, but the fact that this blog has reached one thousand follows is such an amazing milestone. Thank you all, so much, for choosing to join me on this savage and wonderful journey into the written word. The only promise I can make, is that I will […]

Perfect Morning

  Be beautiful, let the light persuade you to commit to the morning and shed the web of night. It’s true, you hide in the place that you reside. You know you’re told that’s where your head should lay, but your mind wanders away through this universe, and every possible moment, as if you cannot […]

Song for the Singular

  Careful with this, my only one. You are not delicate, but you are singular. There has never been, nor will there be another quite like you; you were made different. The world out there will tell you you’re the same as any of the others in their brood, but lies are cut in everything […]

Divine Particles

  There’s no stopping, now. Like the coming of a new day dawns, we are inevitable. Our phases, like the face of the moon, moving, but always towards us, never away.   Life never takes its eyes off of us. We stand, transfixed, even as we hurtle through a vast, dying cosmos in which we, […]

Disappearing Act

  You need to get moving on. I’ve tried to push you, pull you, drop you from a high place, but when I turn back around I find you here, imprinted on this space and time.   I want you to disappear. I want to blink, and when I do, I want to not see […]

Mental Health Monday – 06.05.22

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness Just a little bit.Sometimes that’s all it takes.Sometimes that’s all we have.Is it enough?Well, it’s going to have to be. We’re not robots and we’re not machines. Heck, I’m not sure we even know what we are, but our ability produce, and to interact, and to create has limits. I’m sure we have all […]

Strong Language

  Writing down strong words that don’t mean what they once did. Full of holes. Drained empty. They no longer hold the truth. They used to be immutable.   I used to wake, and sleep, and dream by their eminence. They held up to robust scrutiny and conjecture. Withstood assaults, and still stayed comforting on […]

Folding Chairs

  Full blown. A button smashing secret code. The real thing, not something we’ve ever seen before. Outlaw nights. Outta sight. What’s right and what’s wrong gets graded along the long curve of time. I only know which mistakes are mine. Settle it out, now. Takes a bit, like a flick of the wrist for […]

Runner’s High

  There’s nothing here that you didn’t leave behind. This is the same place that you escaped. The only fear is what you keep in your mind. There is a way out.   Nothing quite like running. The lungs strain for air, the legs stretch and push you onwards. The mind becomes clear, but in […]

The Narrow Place

  Put me in the place of your story. Show me who you are and where you are from. All along, I’ve been alone and telling mine. Each word, every syllable, a heartbeat.   Speak to me, so I might hear you. Project your voice; your audience is captive. Keep them that way with the […]

Further

  Brace me up against the sky. Hold me with the great void of your embrace. Whisper to me the words that made the world and touch me in the ways that have un-made countless others.   Take my being, such as it is, for I am not an actualized creature. I am pre-formed, I […]