ReBlog wednesday – “What It Is”

What it Is – Hokus Grey Get ready to abandon ship. Which ship? That one you’ve spent a lifetime building. Those little habits that you call “You”. Those ideas that you’ve held your whole life. Your home. Your identity. Your business. Your job. Your relationship. Your friends. What do I mean? We fall in love … Continue reading ReBlog wednesday – “What It Is”

ReBlog Wednesday – “Intersection”

  Intersection – Hokus Grey   From time to time, if we are fortunate enough to be able to lift our heads up from the dreary and hypnotic cadence of our fates. If by some fair fortune we find ourselves with an unoccupied moment, a chance few minutes of clarity, or perhaps, in some strange … Continue reading ReBlog Wednesday – “Intersection”

ReBlog Wednesday – “Resilience” “Don’t Break.” We all wish it were that easy. I mean, who isn’t at least a little broken? Who doesn’t have cracks, and chips, and scars, and missing pieces of themselves – literally, or figuratively? I think every one of us gets pushed to the point where we think we are going to break. … Continue reading ReBlog Wednesday – “Resilience”

Reblog Wednesday – “Alternate Ending” Letters to ourselves. Rolled up and stuffed into empty vessels and pitched into the sea of Time. We wonder. We doubt. We regret. Shame and helplessness haunt us. Long shadows of things behind us, stretching into our present in the low light of day. We can’t escape who we were, and we can’t help … Continue reading Reblog Wednesday – “Alternate Ending”

ReBlog Wednesday – “Puzzle Junkies”

  Puzzle Junkies – Hokus Grey   We are interesting creatures. We live in a complex natural world, beset on all sides by problems and catastrophes. Most of the locales on planet Earth are inhospitable to human life. Food is not readily available or abundant. The climate is harsh and even deadly. The natural flora … Continue reading ReBlog Wednesday – “Puzzle Junkies”

ReBlog Wednesday – “Wildfire Season” The past is a funny thing. It’s the present, but it’s also the future. One of the reasons I’ve been writing one complete piece of poetry every day for the last seven years, is as a chronicle of my thoughts and my life. Today I stumbled up on “Wildfire Season”. A piece written in … Continue reading ReBlog Wednesday – “Wildfire Season”

Reblog Wednesday – “Cliff Diver” Why do we look up? Why do we yearn for the heights above us? Our eyes are drawn to mountain tops, tall buildings, wealth, power, influence, strength, and progress. We seem hard wired to want to move in the direction of greatest resistance. We want the Sun, the Moon, and the stars to be … Continue reading Reblog Wednesday – “Cliff Diver”

ReBlog Wednesday – “Office Politics”

“I can hear teeth just like a chainsaw, grinding away behind your smile.” “Hell is other people.” Try to tell the late French existentialist, Jean-Paul Sartre he is wrong, and you’ll only end up lying to yourself. He knew it. We know it. And as much as this inescapable fact of our social condition … Continue reading ReBlog Wednesday – “Office Politics”

ReBlog Wednesday – “Highway”

Highway – Hokus Grey There’s a place, or maybe it’s a time in our lives, where we enter unexplored territory. The dark reaches of our known universe where the light of our experiences and knowledge no longer shines. They show up as unfamiliar streets in cities we’ve never been. They can reveal themselves as choices … Continue reading ReBlog Wednesday – “Highway”

Reblog Wednesday – “Room on Fire”

A Room on Fire – Hokus Grey Crabs in a bucket. Rats in a maze. We encounter struggles in our lives, uncertain times, hardships, sickness, death, war, and we do one of two things; we either band together and endure, or we break down into ineffective individual units and we multiply the problem with infighting. … Continue reading Reblog Wednesday – “Room on Fire”

ReBlog Wednesday – “09.23.18 – Hold the Line”

09.23.18 – “Hold the Line” – Hokus Grey “You don’t know what you don’t know.” Isn’t that a fact. Human beings are like crazy seeds. Our potential is a complete mystery until we get planted in the right soil. Get us some water, a little sunlight, and who the fuck knows what’s going to spring … Continue reading ReBlog Wednesday – “09.23.18 – Hold the Line”

ReBlog Wednesday – “Coffee and Cigarettes”

ReBlog Wednesdays – “Coffee and Cigarettes” Coffee and Cigarettes – Hokus Grey It’s so cliché, it ought to be reviled, but it seeps into the soul hinting at deep mystery like a secret language. Anyone who has partaken in the ritual knows this to be true. It could be the late-night burn, the exclusive province … Continue reading ReBlog Wednesday – “Coffee and Cigarettes”

ReBlog Wednesday – “The Weight of Time and Place”

  The Weight of Time and Place – Hokus Grey   Our past has weight. It’s heavy. Not like a rock we carry around, but dense like a star. Our past has gravity. It doesn’t just pull us backwards. It distorts our view of the present, as well as the future. We get so used … Continue reading ReBlog Wednesday – “The Weight of Time and Place”

ReBlog Wednesday – “A Tiny Hell”

A Tiny Hell – Hokus Grey “Tiny Hell” represents some of the more introspective work I have done. I think a certain thing happens to a person when they get into their “middle age” and that is that they are able to somewhat more dispassionately reflect back on their experiences in life and begin to … Continue reading ReBlog Wednesday – “A Tiny Hell”

Reblog Wednesday – “Asleep on a Train”

  What if life is the dream and death is waking, and we just move from dream to dream, life to life, never noticing when we wake up? A person falls asleep on a train. The train keeps moving while they sleep. Eventually, the train reaches its destination, and the person wakes and gets off. … Continue reading Reblog Wednesday – “Asleep on a Train”

ReBlog Wednesday – “Lodestone”

Lodestone – Hokus Grey   We all carry it around. For some of us, it is small enough to fit into our pocket. Just a trinket. Some small reminder of where we’ve been, what we’ve done, and the lessons learned. For others, it is a pebble in their shoe. A mere annoyance, that over time, … Continue reading ReBlog Wednesday – “Lodestone”

ReBlog Wednesday – “Rescue Breathing”

July 2020 doesn't seem that long ago in retrospect, but when I try to place myself back there, the timeline seems chaotic and obscured. I recall a daily ritual of wondering what fresh hell would visit us each day. Chaos and a riot of emotions. COVID-19 countermeasures in full swing. Domestic terror from every corner. … Continue reading ReBlog Wednesday – “Rescue Breathing”

ReBlog Wednesday – “Runaways”

We have all wanted to run away. From who we are, a situation we're in, a job, a relationship, a place. We have all at some point just wanted to stand up, walk outside, and run until our breath or legs fail us. Or drive. Drive until the fuel runs out, or until we have … Continue reading ReBlog Wednesday – “Runaways”

ReBlog Wednesday – “Black Feathers”

. I have always been enamored with crows and ravens. Growing up in the mountains, I spent most of my time outdoors and always felt a close kinship with wildlife, including the local corvids. Perhaps it is the gleam of intelligence in their eyes, or their social structure, or their innate mysterious nature that is … Continue reading ReBlog Wednesday – “Black Feathers”

RE-Blog Wednesday – “The Winter Wars”

The Winter Wars – Hokus Grey Winter is upon us. The holidays are past. We now are left with the aftermath of our festivities. The visits from friends and relatives, the indulgences of food, and booze, and consumeristic hedonism that tends to flow almost as readily as the Christmas Cheer. An end to carols and … Continue reading RE-Blog Wednesday – “The Winter Wars”