A Journey Away

  This is it; the moment where I give  my final gift, the push, that’s finally going to lift us up to that place.   I promise we’ll make it. Hold on tight. This next, final step is the biggest yet.   Don’t be afraid. It’s okay. We’re already under way. We’re just a journey […]

Sharing Lovers

  How do I get in to you, like you have gotten into me? Caught you hiding in my dreams. You drew me out and I wasn’t sure they were my dreams anymore.   How did you know to call? Did you hear my voice, a distant echo off some mausoleum wall? You said my […]

Word Magic

  Words never capture the moment, can’t describe the movement, or hold the emotion. They are just symbols on a page that make our brains create connections. Creatures of neurochemistry, only as complicated as we make it. All along our minds we draw the lines between one space-time and another.   Can I truly give […]

Child-Like Me

  I know you did your best with what you had. you took my innocence and I am glad. You gave me life, you taught me fear, and that’s all that I have left, now that you’re not here.   Such is the inheritance of a child-like me. Moved on, barely. Lived as necessary. Self-destructive, […]

Enigma

   How do I answer the nagging question of you?    Used to think that worlds would be so simple, but you have been confounding me all along the way.    Moment to moment I encounter you coherent. In between the seconds I detect you rambling in the darkness, like pure madness.    One day […]

Mysteries

  I keep finding myself trapped in another one of your mysteries. looking around at all things, bewildered. Just when I think I’ve got it figured out, I turn my head and I am lost again.   No one said, it would be easy. No one said, you get the gains for free. No one […]

Selecting a Font

  The story of my life, contents kept, story told, nothing left. Melancholy at the lows and hilarity when exposed. A knife edge tension grows, then breaks and we laugh until our bodies ache.   The plot lines all described. Characters live and die. Edited and analyzed, stripped down for another re-write. But, what font […]

The Dying of the Year

  Watching the leaves change, color dripping into my vision, like an artist painting over some abandoned canvas.   Grey and blue the sky awaits. Hazy and threatening to bruise purple and turn the heart cold.   Mule deer in the field, crops cut low and the elk bugle echoes down the valley. Time for […]

A Guiding Thread

   Following a thread, leading me through a maze. Don’t know the way, but I keep going. Can’t tell if this thread pulls me along, or if I am pulling it out and unravelling the world. Nothing makes sense, and I’m not sure it ever did, but I have love and that ought to be […]

Wanderer

  I’m coming home from far out on the edge. It’s been too long, I can’t keep leaving again and again. I can’t be a ghost when you need a friend. I can’t be who I’m supposed to be with only memories in my head.   Left seeking something that I thought I’d find out […]

Sins of Summer

  Seeking the warmth of the autumn sun, knowing very soon winter  will come, but in this season where we usually forget, it feels like we’re holding on to the sins of summer.   I remember your smiling face, I remember your kind eyes, but I also remember when you turned them so easily into […]

Bad Words

  Brace yourself. These words might not be what you wanted. Fear is a natural response to a snake, or a spider, but these are just transmissions of light, symbols on a page. They can’t hurt you can they?   Can this be a knife along your skin? Can you feel these words cut deep? […]

Disassembly Required

  It’s a fine line between getting there and not getting there at all. Life’s a spectrum, mostly just “Survive or die”, but there’s a lot of ways to stop living.   Set your mind on yesterday and try to take all that weight into tomorrow. You aren’t built to hold that kind of payload. […]

Selfless

  There’s nothing left of me. I gave it all for you. Skin, hair and fingernails, organs and muscle, bones, nerves, brain; I gave everything. All of my yesterdays, even this moment and this space. Every second I had to my name. I have nothing more to give away. Soul and song, a blissful serenade […]

Evacuation

  Breaking away from what we thought was sanity. Repetition over and over, revealed itself to be something grown under, a misanthropic cancer, we thought we could just ignore.   Now, the pain of separating ourselves from our reality comes to pass and love will be a casualty.   This is something more than changing […]

Under This Perfect Sky

Watch the storm clouds break against the evening sky, the deep blue of the coming night, big as an ocean. My headlights barely seem to touch the pavement, wet with the passing rain. I should be paying attention. Animals are on the move this time of day, and my Jeep might take a mule deer, […]

Knowing the Way

  So, this is the way? I never would have guessed, you know? How do you hide all these twists and turns in what looks like a straight road?   I’ve asked a lot of questions and didn’t like the answers much. I’m the kind you have to deceive, because if you grab me by […]

Configuration

  Carry me through my infatuations. Dispose of any bodies in my wake. The days are strange and getting stranger by the hour, by the minute, by the gaze.   My eyes open and I take in the light of this blessed morning. Take this vessel on a journey, so that I can see clearly […]