My fingers are cold and the keyboard hoards it secrets behind encryptions that foil my best attempts to beat them. A bundle of firing neurons contained by an abject lack of imagination.   Staring at that blinking cursor, mocking me, knowing the fraud within can’t lie its way past the hands. Can’t push falsehoods into […]

My Ancient Name

I am formed from between two rivers, lineage runs deep, blue cascades and white water Fraser, tumbling up and out and over long and languid prairies to the St. Lawrence shipways; mouth agape to the open ocean.   My hands threw a net and caught the eastern islands, wrought iron from ancient Viking homesteads driven […]

The Escape Artist

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? We created all of this. We thought our needs had called for it. Convinced ourselves to eat the lie and drink the tears of suicides. The look in our hollow eyes, like stickmen stuck in better times. We thought we won, but then we died, with voices raised up…

A Trail West

It is rough hewn and vague of form, but it will serve.   The words are primitive, but genuine and honest.   The act is brutal and violent, but we are still alive and we will be so; inelegant and wild.   New horizons dawned with every sunrise. Strange peoples welcomed us to their lands. […]

Memory of a Party Girl

The same things that dragged her under, tempted her back up again. Though tortured by their skilled caresses, her face split from ear to ear. Prettiness cracked in two; wide smile lips, red blood make-up, concealing jagged teeth, made brutal for the love that lingered.   She said his fists loved her; that his heart […]


Wow. I am at a loss for words… …. hahahahaha! Never! Thank you all for being part of this experience with me. There are so many more places to go and ways to get there. I hope you will join me. HG

Eleven Past Eleven

The leaves fall better in September, then they are gone by the middle of November, when we stand in the snow and we remember; the fallen ones and the sounds of distant guns.   I ask only to stand i… Source: Eleven Past Eleven

The Break Up

I waded through my faded expectations, gave enough to make a single word escape the lips so savoured in amazement, abated with each syllable unheard.   I was wrong to think that I could change… Source: The Break Up

Eyes That See in Color

Eyes that behold the light, sapphire blue suffusions. Reflections through spectrums of deep, red hearts pulsing, expanding with mass gathering faster that heat burns, hot white and corona yellow, in purity of conversion.   Bright soul of the brilliant fires, burned long, down to even, cold azure, off-gassing green luminescent and striking crystalline veins of […]

Old Lizard Man

Under still, morning starlight, heart bright, the soul of the desert exudes heat, still lingering from the day in the ice blue night. Stretching out, long, like an old lizard, soaking up that ground heat and keeping an eye out for hawks.   Here among the rocks, out on the long, low plateau, in a […]

Our Peace Country Home

The season is changing again and I’m tired of this town, but I’m stuck to you and I’m alright with that.   Not much changes, up here, under the immeasurable sky. The coyotes … Source: Our Peace Country Home

Break Time

So tired. Glossed over the mad season’s crawl. Suffered from every self inflicted affliction I could get my hands on.   My cup runneth over with all kinds of morbid cocktails and I have stood in line too long to take them back, so I just stand there nursing my disappointments.   In the dark, […]

Another Day of My Life

I don’t want to wish for more time. I don’t want to mourn the life I did not live. I know that there are only so many brilliant dawns allotted to my eyes and I want to experience every one.   I have wasted lifetimes, if measured by the time of the less fortunate; many, […]