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”

Empire of The Golden Lion

   Golden lion gilt touches every gesture. The flourish flaking off each figure, like the work of a low-rent Midas. Illusions of opulence to keep the poor at bay. Imagine the artist, hammering down leaf after leaf, knowing the statuary merely stands in for the threat of violence. But oh, does it ever shine like … Continue reading Empire of The Golden Lion

The People of The Valley

  There were days when life came like water in a swollen river. Breaking her banks and flooding out the valley. Cold and unrelenting in her abundance, reminding us that we are never ready or prepared for all that life can bring. Then, there were the desert days. Long months, and years of nothing in … Continue reading The People of The Valley

“It’s Gonna Be a Hot summer.”

  Watching it all crash down in beautiful waves of radiation. See the fashion trends, bruises covered, and skin sloughing, laugh at the rainbow nights, and the blaze in the atmosphere. This season’s apparel will be hazmat suits left over from the last apocalypse. This time it’s the real thing. No masks, but everyone covers … Continue reading “It’s Gonna Be a Hot summer.”

Night Arrival

   Cities burn like embers from the sky. Brilliant fireflies, lit upon the Earth, like the riverbank on a warm summer night. Kisses that linger longer than the journey, tug me home on wounded angel's wings. Sweet gravity prepares the ground for my arrival. Blissful tarmac code scrawled out to draw me from the sky. … Continue reading Night Arrival

Yellow Cab

  Suffer a brief comfort. Don’t let the mind engage, just render wide detachment. This is the pedestrian corridor, where random thoughts flow through. Best not to impede them. The larger goal, the greater task still exists. This is just the brief moment while we wait for the light to turn green. There’s no need … Continue reading Yellow Cab

Return to Dreamworld

  No difference anymore. We used to find a strong delineation between day and night. But now, what used to stalk us in the dark, follows us into the light. We gained the power to live in our dreams, but nightmares seeped in through the seams. We wanted it all, and beggars ask only to … Continue reading Return to Dreamworld

Mental Health Monday – 03.20.21

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness Keep going. These days a lot is said about "Resilience", and "Persistence", and "Discipline", but these are just words. We can say them all we want. We can post them in hopeful and inspirational quotes on social media. We can watch videos and listen to podcasts by soldiers who lived through war, people who … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 03.20.21

Gut Check

  This is where you stand amongst your angels and your demons. Learned to speak their languages, righteousness and sin, the accurate and the aimless. Cut off ties that bind and thoughts that linger. In the darkness of cold morning, seeking solace amongst the suffering, for only in the aftermath could anyone know deliverance. “Are … Continue reading Gut Check

Singing to Myself

. Singing to myself. Trying to drown out the ever-present sound of Heaven coming down. That high transistor whine of some electrical device. This world used to be quiet. Now, it hums like its alive. The ringing in my ears. The voices in my head. Good thing I know the lyrics, or by now I’d … Continue reading Singing to Myself

Breaking Even

Put it down tonight. You want trouble? Well, you’re gonna find it. Everything will be alright if you can put aside all the heart behind it. That chip on your shoulder tell me all I’ll ever need to know about you. You’re the one who felt the lash, and then couldn’t wait for your turn … Continue reading Breaking Even

Wind and Stone

  What is the nature of our struggle? Words of the air, or images in stone? We raise our eyes in times of trouble, Hoping that someone is watching us below. Hearts so heavy we cannot bear them. Seeking for the buoyancy of hope. Never quite avoiding the edge of this world. Seeking true North … Continue reading Wind and Stone

Off Limits

  Unfolding before you the scene. the future, and the moment. Mind racing to grab hold of the next thing. Static like a ladder rung, or crumbling like a cliff face. Going up or going down, movement is inevitable. Feel the sensation of rising, of falling. Straight elation. doom and peril. There is no existence … Continue reading Off Limits

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”

Mental Health Monday – 03.13.23

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness Here's a tough one. Do you understand your own motivations? I mean, like deeply and honestly, understand what it is that drives your behavior? Few do. If it were easy, then the science of Psychology wouldn't have been necessary and this generation's culture of social media Influencers would never have been a thing. The … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 03.13.23