A Cloud Grows

  She withered during the pandemic years, locked in a cell of her own devising. A songbird, left to warble in a dim and empty room.   She suffered for her vices, and suffered more for her virtues, for never was a gift, like life, more troublesome, than when it might as well not exist. […]

The Lost Art

  Traded in our magic for something that disappeared so long ago. A treasure for a trammel, a mystery for “I don’t know.” Curiosity excised, like an irrelevant relic of our past. Now, the dark is come and we are looking for answers at last.   Too late for some, we watched their spark dim […]

Breaker

  I just want to break like a wave and run upon your shores, soaking into you, then back into the endless sea.   Building up energy, rolling back into myself, releasing completely, until there is nothing left, and I am gone like the tide for a while.   Carrying a weight is not a […]

Dirty Work

  This Grey and dreary dawn calls out to me, like the specter of some long dead lover. The chill upon the air, damp with winter snow, seeps into my bones.   I shiver for a moment before drawing a breath in deeply, taking the cold air in, making it part of me.   The […]

Orion

Every day of my life, so far, I have risen. The day calls my name, drags me from my slumber. No hope, no regret, just an empty sorrow; and rage, enough to stoke the fires once again.   I climb up, into the cool, morning air. Before the world wakes, I am stalking, running, like […]

Calling for Help

I thought I heard you cry. Your voice echoed in the distance. I thought you were in pain. I thought you needed rescue, and my brain was so insistent. I got up from my place, sallow black and deep in comfort. Blinking through narcotic haze, turning down my television that I might hear you cry […]

Euphoria of The Melancholic

Those who do not fight make a mockery of victory. Those who conceal their true nature stalk amongst the flock to take the young. Beholding such bright crimson, the dull commuter seeks a truant guard. A vain dissuader, where from the truest form of vengeance comes.   Found in vast halls with the chanting multiples, […]

10.20.19

Snap together, quick connect, jacked in and hitched up. To every wave, and waver. Not on the precipice, not on the edge, but shake; at first trembling, then building to violent convulsions, as you attempt to contain the raw energy of which you are now a conduit. Then something breaks; and there’s silence. Or maybe […]

06.29.19

There are worse things in this life than second chances. No such thing as failure, long as the heart is beating and the blood is flowing. Feel it in you; Potential. It verges on the infinite, but is held back only by that little voice inside you whispering “Quit.”   Do you ever feel the […]

In Atrophy

This is grinding me down and away. Tiny little pieces, falling through the cracks and disappearing. Once, I was whole. A Human being; now I’m becoming.   This is burning me, eating me away, consuming all my limbs and extra little pieces. I am ashes, now. One good breeze and I’ll be blown away. I […]

Stay

She tells me through tears that it’s gonna be okay. It’s all coming down, where does she find the strength? I’m over here losing my goddamned mind. She’s over there taking it all in stride.   I guess, she was the right one. I guess, I’ll never know it, now. Couldn’t leave well enough alone. […]

Heritage

We once fought for these green, rolling hills that wind their way, idly to the shore. Where the waves break, and all of our fears with them.   We spilled blood upon this treasured ground. Fired our guns, bared our swords and charged. Many men would shed all that they were to save another inch […]

An Honest Man

He learns how to swing a fist, learns how to lose, and get back up again. He learns how to kiss, loses even more, and keeps on loving.   Learns how to stand and fall. Learns how to drive and crash. Learns how to gain and watch it all go away, quicker than it came. […]

effortless

moving between these extremes never imagined life in a dream breaking the day parting the fog racing the waves effortless   thought to make a way in this way lost in the fray humbled again how to explain complex designs to a simple mind effortless   putting away things of my soul lost all control […]

Out of Darkness

A dark corner, face dismayed. I never saw you look that way before.   I use light words, reach out, attempt.   I cannot recall what it takes to draw you out.   I am no better equipped to save you than you are to save yourself.   I know darkness, yes, but my darkness […]

Building a Garden Shed

I have a board and a nail and I’m going to build something good. I need another board and a whole bunch of nails and the knowledge to work; to shape, to plan, to see.   Is this thing that I am building there in the future? Does it stand tall, strong, and proud? Does […]

Be An Early Riser

Sometimes is better than no times, but not as good as always. You will not remember that which you don’t value. Try to wake up, forcing your eyes open. Get up and be worthy of every enemy.   We forget that the touch of our hands is a deadly thing. We forget our atomic minds, […]