Someone Else’s Memories

Images flash in my head. A passing scene, no explanation. An empty room, a restaurant, a broken car, burning California.   The might-have-beens, the never-was. Expectations tepid and contaminated. Eyes shut now were open then. The memory always Midas standards.   A mountain top, a valley floor made crystalline in winter. Never made an eye, […]

Somnambulist

I’m so tired of dreaming. A second life just as demanding as the first. I just want to lay my head down without having to participate.   So sick of this; whatever it is. Parallel universe, or just synapses firing wildly in the night. Sewing crazy tapestries. I never was the type who wanted any […]

Day Space

We never learned how to follow the stars. We were born in the day, afraid of the dark. Taught one way, denied the other. One point of view blind to another.   Never thought to question this infatuation with hiding in plain sight. This constant agrivation, there are no more forevers when the horizon line […]

Panic Upon Waking

Loud, crazy scramble. Black symbols on a deep, green background. Pan over, wide focus; it’s a dress pattern. Morbid fascinations, like birds and skeletons and trying to build reality using dream geometry. Long lines that never intersect, senselessly impossible angles, flying buttresses ‘that won’t come down; they just fly away. Winged predator features. Raptor beaks, […]

No-Good-Bye

I’m right where I need to be, between the devil and the deep blue sea, between the sky above me and the Earth below; I don’t know what I don’t know.   I can’t care enough to lie, and I can’t count the times I’ve died a little inside when you walk by.   There […]

The Law of Dreaming

You seldom come this low, down below. Where visions show and travelers embrace the smoke. These halls of all that is, has been and ever will be; you lose yourself in me, however temporarily.   I hold a mirror to you, when it breaks it shows a shower of unfamiliar faces, each with a fleeting […]

The Uprising

They’re gonna kick you when you’re down, they’ll try to put you in the ground. ‘Cause you’ve been thinking way too loud and making us all proud; I hope that you can see it now.   We put our faith and hope in you, all that we asked was for the truth, of all our lives […]