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 … Continue reading The Beauty of Restraints

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; … Continue reading Cold Blooded

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 … Continue reading Litany of the Morning

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 … Continue reading The Falling Dream

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.   … Continue reading The Bridge

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 … Continue reading Daily Word Jumble

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

Drinking With My Dark Past…. And Loving It!

I gather all my specters from the deep waters and sing songs to long gone wisps of memory that once held me in chains. We drink deeply of melancholic elixirs, imbibing of the dear lost ones; while predicting with drunken certainty things still to happen. I have some very rambunctious skeletons. They have never stayed … Continue reading Drinking With My Dark Past…. And Loving It!

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. … Continue reading Death of a Way of Unliving

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 … Continue reading Temporary Insanity is Temporary