Ashes and Oil

  We wake in barren fields that once grew the fullness of our dreams. Under a divided sky, that yields no rain, nor sunlight, we struggle with mere existence. Reality has faltered. As if someone has altered the contract written since the days of Creation.   Our fingers sink down into the barren soil. Roots […]

The Knot

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Spam Folder Content

  Crack the mantle of the earth and drag all the continents back together into one. The ultimate forced unity. I look out over chasms of space and time, vast immeasurable gulfs, and seek to understand you, but I cannot.   This world has riven mother from daughter, father from son, lover from lover. Split […]

Mental Health Monday – 05.23.22

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness There are no medals for toughness. I tell my team all the time, “No one is going to build a statue in your honor if you die at work. If you want glory in death, then be a soldier, or a police officer,  or a firefighter. No one is paying you to put your […]

Orphan

  The piece we can’t make fit, because the puzzle is alive and moving. Trying to pluck out a single particle in a supernova.   Falling in and out of love, passion cuts the skin and then scar tissue remains, a thin veil of disinterest.   Come in this world so small, so weak and […]

Entombed in Culture

  Digging down to the roots, trying to expose the very center of you. It’s been so long since you’re seen the Sun, buried in your own condition. Choosing to be is such a difficult endeavor. Choosing to be who you are, whatever that is, is damn near impossible.   Born and placed in a […]

Bitter Harvest

  Forgot for a moment how this world breeds such fine resentment. Cultivate a soil of hate and drop in seeds tainted by the deeds of the inward turned to grow the bitter herb.   Hail to the hard harvest. There is no celebration. Every day is every day. No rules to feed the fools, […]

Green Leaves

  Green leaves just coming in, starting to change the color of the landscape. These days, they’re coming in late, limiting the days we’ll have to enjoy them. Not much seems to last. Things just pass away. Seasons change, like the turning of a page and we don’t look our age. We look younger, and […]

Zero Sum

  Save your last words for the ratio. Participate in your own cancellation. Wave after wave of dopamine hits the brain, and you’re vaporized; nothing left behind.   Shallow as a mirror. Depth reflected, too. Conscience, as easily lost as innocence to a skilled gamer.   Rotting on the bone. Blood flow not enough to […]

Riding with Death

  We ride out into darkness. Behind us, the soft glow of our only star begins to lend some definition to the horizon. Forward is pitch black. We used to think that it was the unknown, but we know better, now.   Forward lies Death. A grim reality, but one we are well acquainted with. […]

Blue Dawn

  What truths come through in this new soft light? What words will come, before we see the Sun? What fates will seal, what days will yield to us in times to come?   What love awaits? What game abates, the solemn shift of the sky? What hatred breaks? We do await the coming of […]

Tropic

  This is the surprise inside. Your fabricated alibi. This is the request you wrote. The words that stuck in your throat. The things you just wanted to say at the last high class soiree. Things you would and things you won’t. Things that you would do, but don’t. These are the subconscious thoughts that […]

The Hitchhiker

  Meet me at your end, where I will be at mine. Slowly draw me in. Enfold me inside. I will not deny, or weigh you down in flight. I am a gentle hand holding on to a knife. If you let me down, if you fly too low, if you start to cry, I […]

Dissonance

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05.14.22

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No Fixed Address

  This is of no consequence, like right of left don’t make sense. One is done, the other wrong, immaterial as time goes on.   Never felt restricted until I inflicted their ideas upon myself. Came up barely breathing. Cannot shake this feeling of drowning in a well. The thing that sustains, closes up above […]

Mental Health Monday – 05.09.22

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness The first step – Waking up and starting the day. When we’re in a low spot in our lives it feels like the whole world says “Why bother?”. It’s like the gravitational force of our bed is a thousand times normal. Our eyes won’t open, won’t focus, and we’re actively seeking some reason to […]

Mental Health Monday 05.02.22

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness A Desert Bloom. In the deserts of Chile, after a rare rain, flowers can be seen sprouting from the deep cracks of the hard, parched ground. These type of events are analogous to all of our Iives. We may go a season or two without the nourishment our hearts and souls needs to flourish. […]

Earth and Atmosphere

  Turning the idea of you over in my head. Not sure if I believe in you, or if I made you up, instead. Nothing else like you here, but I see you everywhere. How did you make me from the earth and atmosphere?   You speak as if you are the only thing that […]