Lessons from the Undergrowth

  Take the lessons where they come, be it from the lowest gutters, or the highest mountains. Learn well what life teaches and learn to recognize teachers and prophets.   Life might guide you into the high tangle of branches and beyond, but that kind of freedom only comes with lessons learned.   To some, […]

War and Peace

  It’s so hard to feel strong walking away from a fight. When the last of the adrenalin fades, you’ll know the choice you made was right.    There’ll be another fight, another day. Pride giveth, and pride taketh away. A long story that will never change. Turn the other cheek and get shot in […]

Whole Wide World

  The things that stopped us were all in our own heads, insurmountable monuments to our inability. It didn’t seem that we could shake the chains that they had bound around our minds.   What kind of life was this?   It was you, who first woke up and stood before the day. I could […]

Call a Friend

  Speak to me, I need to hear you. Wherever you are, just speak the words. You summon me, then banish me just as quickly, but even the pain of resurrection is better than silence.   I know you’re out there, hurt and yearning for something. These strange times are enough to break anyone. Even […]

Sleeping In

. I’m not used to waking up With sunlight in my eyes. I’m used to being greeted by the dark. I’m used to being long gone before your eyes are open, not here, looking at you while the birds sing. There’s something about sleeping in with you that feels to me like I’m extending a […]

Flowers for the Dead

  What more could I possibly ask of you? You’ve given me everything that I could have wanted. Slowly slid into dystopia, hiding nothing from me in your shadow.   I asked you for the secret the first time we met. You didn’t have to tell me, but you played along with it. Smiled when […]

Sunsets over Armageddon

  What more could I possibly ask of you? You’ve given me everything that I could have wanted. Slowly slid into dystopia, hiding nothing from me in your shadow. I asked you for the secret the first time we met. you didn’t have to tell me, but you played along with it. Smiled when you […]

Precious

Precious, why don’t you say what you mean? Speak the words and let them fall. Besides, you can’t help the ears of others recognize you’re feeling whatever it is you’re thinking, anyway.   Even a cheap joke kills if it is timed right. You’re don’t have to be an artist to practice the art of […]

Rabbit Hole

  Impossible to be anything more than we have been; the culmination.   As we conclude, mistake, intrude, our legacy befalls us.   How did you ever think you were going to get away with it? This is just one of the infinite cycles of justice. Run all you want, try to bargain with all […]

One Degree

   Pay attention to your words, everything that comes from you. You’re creating reality, not just for you, but everyone around you. Within, without, we’re encountering ourselves; a spirit we recognize in all things, in all times. If we don’t take the medicine, the whole world gets sick and this is all our own doing. […]

Legacy

  Curious, this day, this life, and where it leads. So many unforeseen possibilities. Roads that go, graced by light, divinity. Thrones of gold offered by my enemies.   I can hear the wind blow. I can feel the storm surge, making me second guess my plan to capture it with words. Thinking I should […]

Coal Fire

  Burning rocket ship high. Two handed, white knuckled grip on what I know is gonna be one wild ride.   A push off the precipice of reality. Every breath drawn, pulsating under a strange light, growing the unknown flower, burning fire in the western sky.   We used to cut across this prairie with […]

Miasma

  Identify the breadth and scope, blinders off and eyes wide open. Take away designer shades, eliminate the medication. Rather we were there than here, blame our fate on their religion. Nothing cannot be achieved clinging to procrastination.   There is something lingering, beckoning, calling from just beyond your reach. Higher ideals and consciousness than […]

Reality is Staged

  So curious. How much of this is preordained for us? Nothing is obvious, except the dreadful ministrations behind the scenes.   Breaking from the natural order, one might think we see ourselves greater than creation, and it appears we hold ourselves in that very regard.   Looking out, you and I only see each […]

Strange Todays

  Today is going to make a strange yesterday. It’s gonna leave a mark on your face. There’s no quieting the insane; once it’s gone, you have nothing to leave in its place.   Time and space, just like a kind of magic. You exist, woven in the fabric. A tear, here or there, a […]