The Beauty of Restraints

Kept in check by the alarms and symbols. straps and wires encoded sub-sub-systems. Chains and hooks once served to keep us quiet now we are ghosts and they are our music. Hang on tightly to the ties that bind you. The pitch and roll is coming it will smash you and if you are lucky […]

Cold Blooded

I have never been more exposed and vulnerable. Standing here arms open wide, ready to accept you decision. I appeal to what I hope is your kind and merciful nature, but I’m not surprised when you draw your knife.   No amount of persuasion would ever be enough to disarm you. I begin creating distance; […]

I Told You So

  I wanted to speak to you; just a few words, to tell you you were right all those years ago when you said I’d found a way to ignore all the people that cared, so that I could chase my own desires and that one day it would cost me all the most precious […]

Spaceman

What more do I have to offer you? What more could I give? What more do you want? What other piece of myself have I not shared? What words, what thoughts, what acts have I not devoted to you? What blood, what sweat, what seed have I not given to you? What flesh would satiate […]

Muse

A trap was set with the very best of intent to catch us now. How could we forget? They never saw us coming from the west. We took the long way around; no one expected this…   …give me a second… …I lost my train of thought, but not my mind; at least, not entirely. […]

Litany of the Morning

Every morning we meet. Just me and the pen, and the paper, and the words, and the dark, and the hope, and the love, and the eventual disappointment.   Okay, there isn’t always “disappointment”. But there isn’t always “hope”, either. There is, however, always “love”, even if dimly registered. It is there; always.   Why […]

The Falling Dream

Oh no, here comes that feeling; it’s like I’m falling or remembering something like long forgotten sadness, or gravity.   My descent slows by pulses, rushing of blood to my senses panic setting in, and then it’s gone, and then it’s back again.   I’m riding the swells of memory, or emotions, or someone’s just […]

The Bridge

There is a bridge at the end of the world and none who cross return. Tales are told of the other side, but none who tell them know for sure.   There is a part of each of us that stays after we’re gone, a piece of dust, the universe allows to linger on.   […]

Daily Word Jumble

King of the long draw, the explanation gone. Self denier, a clinical neglect.   Shake them old bones, see what the future brings. Never give up, always give in to the medicine.   Hang on for now, the weather’s gonna change, far reaching and long gone, the interface.   An addict is an addict, no […]

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 […]

Smile

I cannot give myself anymore, there’s nothing left inside. Just a ghost I was before, now I realize that I have died. I’ve lost my disguise, now I cannot hide like I did when I was the only thing you would need.   I was below and above and the answer to your dreams, yet […]

Death of a Way of Unliving

And so it begins, as one of me dies another takes its place. As torn limbs and loves      grow stronger amidst my own demise. I wandered through the ruins,    trying to descry what I had been. Here and there   a shaded memory  survives. I know if I disturb them        they’ll dissolve. […]

Craziness

Bleak outlook. So sweet of you to notice. How about a new woman? No, too expensive. Might as well walk, it’s only -40°c perfect walking weather. Want some vibes? Only $5.99 a dozen, in all colors. Sorry, we’re out of flowers. Come back next week when the fire’s out, I’m sure there’ll be lots of […]

Temporary Insanity is Temporary

And these things too shall pass. The empty pit inside, loneliness and fear, when darkness finds us without comfort, soon the dawn draws near. When vexed by situations of our own creation, we can rest in meditation ‘till the way forward is clear. All that’s required of us is to persevere. And all suffering shall […]