ReBlog wednesday – “What It Is”

What it Is – Hokus Grey Get ready to abandon ship. Which ship? That one you’ve spent a lifetime building. Those little habits that you call “You”. Those ideas that you’ve held your whole life. Your home. Your identity. Your business. Your job. Your relationship. Your friends. What do I mean? We fall in love … Continue reading ReBlog wednesday – “What It Is”

Mental Health Monday – 05.29.23

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness It doesn't have to be pretty. In fact, most of the time, it's not. Growth is painful. Trauma, wounds, disease, distemper - these are messy. Chaotic. We are works in progress. We're newborns, still covered in amniotic fluid. We're masterpieces that are still just smears of paint, half-formed sketches, and nonsense words. We might … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 05.29.23

Reblog Wednesday – “Room on Fire”

A Room on Fire – Hokus Grey Crabs in a bucket. Rats in a maze. We encounter struggles in our lives, uncertain times, hardships, sickness, death, war, and we do one of two things; we either band together and endure, or we break down into ineffective individual units and we multiply the problem with infighting. … Continue reading Reblog Wednesday – “Room on Fire”

RE-Blog Wednesday – “The Winter Wars”

The Winter Wars – Hokus Grey Winter is upon us. The holidays are past. We now are left with the aftermath of our festivities. The visits from friends and relatives, the indulgences of food, and booze, and consumeristic hedonism that tends to flow almost as readily as the Christmas Cheer. An end to carols and … Continue reading RE-Blog Wednesday – “The Winter Wars”

ReBlog Wednesday – “Uranium”

We change. What we were is subsumed by our present being and the thing we are is not the thing we will become. We are transitory creatures, evolving, dying, and being born again, day after day throughout our lives. We can grow to become strong and benevolent, or we can wither and writhe under the … Continue reading ReBlog Wednesday – “Uranium”

A Human Centipede

I watched you crawl into dark spaces, lithe and contorted, like some many-legged insect. Absolving yourself of all your little disgraces, those little white lies that became an infinite void.   I saw you feed on pain and devastation. I saw what  a diet of shame and guilt could do. You, who I once believed … Continue reading A Human Centipede

The Perfect Winter Night

Light travels differently at -40°. Cleaner, clearer, exposed in stark relief, standing with no comfort. Everything extraneous is obvious. The wasted and the derelict freeze quickly and are gone. The wounded and the sorrowful find shelter and the streets are bare.   Every sound is unlwelcome, except for the song sung by the failing. All … Continue reading The Perfect Winter Night

Dawn Apostle

These are the lean times. The in between times. The belly full, but sometimes the mind screams and I'm nose to the grindstone, eyes on my own work, feet on the way to a milestone, soul on a slow burn.   It was my turn and I took it without question. My mind made up … Continue reading Dawn Apostle


Did you ask the sky about the coming winter? The leaves on the trees seem to believe that turning early is the way to go. Even the birds know. They've made their travel plans. They're getting out of here, man; you can believe it.   How is it going to be? In that long night, … Continue reading Hoarfrost

Prison Skin

Thought you were ready to run? Thought you were ready to go? All fucked up on the answers of all that you had to know. Now that you have the keys; you've killed a jailer or two. Can you work the lock from the inside? Are you sure you want to? The world out there … Continue reading Prison Skin

Big Red Balloon

  Don’t say a thing. Don’t make a sound. Don’t even breathe. Don’t do anything. Wait just a moment, in a few seconds, you’re whole world’s going to change. I promise, things will never be the same, when I take away all that you have been. Just put your faith in me.   Give me … Continue reading Big Red Balloon

The Lie

Maybe I’ve been lying all along, but who expected me to tell the truth? Would the Father of Lies be surprised? I doubt he’d even turn a head or two.   The night is all the truth I’ve ever known. I’ve asked the sky for rain to help me grow. I have been denied, spent … Continue reading The Lie

A Beautiful Cage

You won’t admit that you have closed your eyes, when the world outside showed that it didn’t care and you got scared. Learned you had been believing in a lie, but you’re too brave to hide, so you built a grand design. Painted with the world you want to see on the inside and now … Continue reading A Beautiful Cage

The Will of The Storm

On the horizon, the storm gathers and waits for some poor soul to wander far from home. Then it rolls in, slow and silent, between us and the Sun and cools our skin with winds from high up.   Rumbles come, low and breaking. Lit by light snapping, cracking the sky and blistering the air … Continue reading The Will of The Storm