Summer Dreams

  Another storm blows in. Cool rain used to break the grip of summer's heat. These days, there's a humidity in the air, which is strange for a dry country.   I remember when this place was a dust bowl. The end of the road, as far as anyone is concerned. Unless, of course, you … Continue reading Summer Dreams

Calling for Help

I thought I heard you cry. Your voice echoed in the distance. I thought you were in pain. I thought you needed rescue, and my brain was so insistent. I got up from my place, sallow black and deep in comfort. Blinking through narcotic haze, turning down my television that I might hear you cry … Continue reading Calling for Help

12.09.18

Looking in from the outside, of the middle, of the in-between. The ocean, the horizon, the mountain, the endless reams of fire, ice and iron, consecration of an epilogue. This is over, just beginning, think its wonder, or an inescapable drug.   Hold on tight, we're gonna get down to the essence of it, now. … Continue reading 12.09.18

The Stars Beyond Time

I told her stories and watched as her eyes opened to stars, beholding all at once the beginning and the middle and the end of all creation.   I showed her the world, such as I knew it, from the cliff-faced mountain valley, to the unending river and on until, the deep, eternal ocean.   … Continue reading The Stars Beyond Time

Light Pollution

So much noise and confusion, all I have is me; a temporary shelter. Alien and satisfactory, enclosing in the stars above.   Whenever I feel alone, I just look up and then I know there's only a few thousand miles between me and everything else.   My feet are on the ground, but does that … Continue reading Light Pollution

Runaways

The thought returns, beckoned by a subtle gesture. Elusive in its range and specification. Draw close to me, my fear of warrantless abandonment. Never knew an excuse I didn't want to fuck right away.   Help me burn a bridge and I will turn around and walk away laughing. You used to be too, but … Continue reading Runaways

The Wonderful Machine

You came through the door, stumbling, as if the world had chased you home, planted on hand on the wall to catch yourself, so you didn't collapse in the foyer. You always said you hated it outside. The world had just expelled you and the only safe place left for you was behind that door. … Continue reading The Wonderful Machine

Little Death Connections

Thought was a crime. Intention was a tragedy. We walked on literal eggshells; life never to be crushed under our feet. The feeling, so visceral.   Tied to that Central Nervous System disorder, chaos into the circuit. Lightening shattered thought-web lattice. Each touch, shudder and shake. Body in spasm and gasping, exhorting The Maker. Pleading … Continue reading Little Death Connections

Negatives

I'm watching you, through a frame that I can't explain. It's old and dreary, but I can just make out your smiling face.   I left a ghost, returned to find you in love again with some youthful creature.   Surprised me not, but don't let my memory fade away. I am revenant.   Lost … Continue reading Negatives