Mental Health Monday – 02.05.23

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness Another Monday. Yeah. I know. You looked at your phone this morning, and the negativity was there, waiting for your eyes to find it so it could get inside your head. Work awaits. The office politics. The clients who don't take the advice they're paying you for, and the coworkers who bring even more … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 02.05.23

Double Slit Experiment

  Seeing the world through broken fence boards, getting only pieces of the picture. Trying to build structure in this world through imagination and conjecture. Feeling the touch of mountain air through layers of synthetic fabrics. Might have been there, but experienced none of the true benefits. Cut off, insulated from our lives. Feeling out … Continue reading Double Slit Experiment

Little White Hare

   Little white hare, sitting in the brush. Perfectly aware life is never just. Nibble on the shoots, and run when you must. You look just like the snow came alive in a rush. Little white hare, you take in the air. Ears hear everything, here and everywhere. They say that you can run from … Continue reading Little White Hare

02.04.23

   It doesn’t matter anymore. Potential is a smashed glass on a tile floor. A vaulted ceiling haunted by the dead expectations of a cheap hawker, pickpocket of dreams, a real grim reaper. That smart-assed morning laughs its heart out. Watches a liar pour another cup of coffee and pretend like today’s the day some … Continue reading 02.04.23

Saviors

   Follow the crowd outside. Hear them scream for their portion. Watch every single hammer fall, as inertia meets the swelling ocean. A volcano about to blow, half the size of Yellowstone. A holocaust of light and sound. Apostates pass the torch around. A hidden hand of wanton sin brings another plague upon us. A … Continue reading Saviors

Throwing Rocks

   Throwing rocks out into the water. Watching them splash down and the ripples radiate out. We were silent, barely even there. Just trying to get away without feeling. Times like these are hard. You, and your father’s funeral. He never wanted a big affair, but so many people came. You were young and I … Continue reading Throwing Rocks

Mental Health Monday – 01.30.23

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness Home with the flu today. Nothing exotic, just an old-fashioned influenza virus. Feeling run down and generally like shit, but a unique opportunity presents itself; the chance to slow down. While my immune system gets a workout, and I do my best to get rest, vitamins, and plenty of fluids, I won't stop moving … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 01.30.23

Trapped in Neverland

  Same old day after day. Happy thoughts and pixie dust. Existence in this fishbowl world complete. Take to the sky each morning. Fight, fly, and crow. Slip amongst the ships by night, and take a few throats. Love. An untouchable thing. An entire life trapped in stasis. A construct of a dream that in … Continue reading Trapped in Neverland

You and everything Else

  Dead lights glow in the morning fog. The Sun yet set to wake, but I am unable to sleep in your presence. Coffee brews, and the mind struggles to slip a loop on what today might bring. Out there is infinity. In here, you are eternity. I struggle between two opposing polarities, each drawing … Continue reading You and everything Else

Locked-up Box

  Close the curtains. Close the door. Lock the windows and unplug the phone. Breathe the last breath of an empty space. Smile a prayer and then be gone. Locked-up box of life’s remains will stay waiting for a while. The wind will blow and rain will fall. The ghosts of time will stay here … Continue reading Locked-up Box

Change for Coffee

  Sounds of a busy café morning. Came this way just to escape. A table in the corner. Coffee, and something light for breakfast. Eyes down on your phone, but they take in everything. Watching the room, to see if anyone is watching you. So painstakingly prepared, the perfect picture of beauty. Disheveled, like you … Continue reading Change for Coffee

Connections

  Can`t explain the plait that wove me into you. Never together, at least, not in this world. I obsess over your subtle imperfections, like a sculptor pining for his chisels. Fate is a tempting dream, one that does not seek any of our permissions. It’s funny, the way the lines get drawn. Connections made, … Continue reading Connections

Mental Health Monday – 01.23.23

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness Who's ready? Me neither. Who's gonna do it anyway? Me too. The only thing we have is our resilience. There is a famous quote attributed to John Wayne, "Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway." That's what we're doing today. We're being courageous. We're going to get up and do the … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 01.23.23

Broken Boy Songs

   Coming inside from a cold, hard day out there again. We live it through a window, a screen or a story told. You step back in and we don’t even know how long you’ve been gone. You’re dirty and tired, singing your broken boy song. They all gather around to hear what you have … Continue reading Broken Boy Songs

The North Slope

  Dawn comes and the silver light of our companion Moon abandons us for the blaze of her cousin, Sun. We had bathed in starlight only sweet hours ago, now torn to pieces by the glare from an empty sky. We try to hide amongst the mirrored walls of city landscapes. We tunnel deep under … Continue reading The North Slope