Breaking Confederation

  Learning to step lightly in this confederation. All the trappings of a threat are there. The gun in your mouth, the needle in your arm tell me you’re ready to dissolve this living arrangement.   It’s all about control. It has always only been about control. That’s right; every emotional plea, every social cause, […]

Good Morning

  Good morning. I hope today finds you okay. Though that I had really lost you yesterday. Time it fades, makes the memories pass away, except when we hold on like they’re our everything.   Listen, I don’t know what to say to fix the things I broke, or bring you back to me. Maybe […]

My Own Words

   These words, are my body; they stand in my place. When I am gone, they will remain to do work in the world.    These thoughts, are my mind, my consciousness, my curiosity, and my will. They will continue to eke out the mysteries of this world when I have moved on beyond the […]

Black Water Lake

  Stay out of other water. Don’t break its perfect surface. All of those angels come down here to drink of its still waters.   You don’t have it in you, not what you claim. Power; in any significance. Exhort as you may, I see you face fashioned of pure belligerence.   Reaching away, as […]

Death Aesthetic

  Taking it all in; that ten-thousand-foot view. It’s amazing how beautiful a storm is from a distance. The giant swell of billowing thunderheads. The twisting maelstrom of dark purples and sickly greens. The lightning and peals of far off thunder that stir something primal in our souls.   Something akin to awe. Something not […]

Less Than Perfect

   Your eyes say it’s gonna be okay, but your right hand holds destruction, and your left hand reaches backwards, hanging on to ghosts and other dead things.    I would ask you “Why?”, but the reason is etched plain upon your face, like those Greek statues you admired for their symmetry. You called them, […]

Mental Health Monday – 07.04.22

#mentalhealthawareness#mentalhealthmonday Grief and strength. We’re all going to lose. A person.A job.A home.A pet.A relationship we cherish. I remember coming to a very poignant, but morbid conclusion around forty years old; “If you’re live a long amd healthy life, you’ll be around long enough to watch everything you love die.” A tough thought to have, […]

Son of The Holy Mountain

  Cold water king. Blood of the Holy Mountain, crystal clear, except for when it rages, smashing falls through the canyons. This is the place you made, the only inheritance you had. Fatherhood for you consisted of a sunrise and a sunset and no boundary in between. So strange now, that I have found myself […]

Kill The Lights

  Kill the romance, in the cold of night when the fog sets in, low over the ground. Bury our sin. Conceal our irrelevance. The ones the world creates only to discard.   Kill suburbia. Life in chloroform. Impotent, sedated and compromised. Never lift a finger, but to point it at the screen and say, […]

The Last Lost Soul

   Abstain from the hero’s journey. Let salvation be realized, not through torment after torment, but through divine forgiveness. Sitting up in the clouds, an old soul on a holy mountain. Will you find yourself a fine judge of sin? Connoisseur of hedonisms, let the levee break to drown your sorrows. Cultivate an inner mediator […]

Diesel and Bar-B-Que

  Plot me a course somewhere far away. No anchor and no compass, just the stars to guide me. Wind in my sail, or single stage solid fuel rocketry. How I get there doesn’t matter to me.   It’s time to escape. Things are getting weird. Like living in an apartment and the walls are […]

English Manor Garden

  Watching the flowers bloom. It never even crossed my mind, that by the time their colors would come in, it would be too late for us.   I’m okay with watching things die. Emotions always take a back seat to utility, but watching things grow; man, that’s where it gets tough.   Pain and […]

Rain

  Leave all your time outside in the rain. Let the sky wash it clean again. So much old dirt gets piled on us over time, that we get buried deep, before we can even try to make life right, to fix the wrongs, to do what we should have been doing all along.   […]

Peace Country

  Peace River baptism, that slow, winding, brown water mother gives life, protects and defines this high place. Sometimes it seems we look down on the mountains. Then others, seem like a mountains heart. The windswept cold of these high, sub-arctic plains mimic the world. Hot as Texas in summer, cold as Siberia in winter. […]

Manufacture Date

  Passive and indolent. A bright hue, a closed circle. Meaning meaning nothing, but a conflict. Catch a fire inside you. No hope, no innocence, just rough contrarians and bile. Ask a question get a serpent. Touch a truth, infection becomes beauty. The fashionable pock marks. Skin, discarded, disposable. Temptation, more a pastime than a […]

The Door in The Darkness

  At the end. Stumbling upon a new beginning. Like being in a dark room and moving around, until we finally find a wall. Pre-defined edges, limitations, are a blessing in the absence of perspective. Perceptions shift and the imagination creates monsters in the abyss, while the rational mind explains away the real ones. Feel […]

Icarus Inbound

   Captive of probability. Stacking the odds against you. Each turn of the card binds your fate, ever certain. Each sunrise carves your name deeper into your tombstone, until no act of God, or nature can remove it.    Ride high on your shining chariot. Emblazon the sky with your egregious sins and know that […]

New Dreams

  Trying not to see yesterday in my eyes. Trying to keep room for new dreams in my mind. Every morning when I step outside, there is space and time for something new, something better.   I’m not the one I was. I left who I was above, when I flew on scarlet wings, and […]