The Breakout

  Hands speak. Eyes question. Mouth is a void, chilling in its absence. Ears open. Mind full. Evade the frog-march, no predilection. Thinking for yourself is not a thing. Programmed from the beginning. Have to dash your head, or dose your kind, if you really want to change your mind. Hear the notes, but lag … Continue reading The Breakout

Fun House

  Finding my face turning away. Trying to get straight my angles of escape. Light shifts and time makes things clearer than before, while others fade into the distance, not the same view anymore. Spent so much time avoiding the pain of reconciliation. I started to miss forward. Caught up in my hesitation. Past and … Continue reading Fun House

Creation Myth

   Wounded by expectations. No bitter words, just long travail. Simple sets of integrated systems, soon become our complicated tale. Never wind the springs that set the clock to gears turning. Time escapes every one of us. Alive, except for time, a piano wire strung across the finish line. Work of our bodies. Tasks of … Continue reading Creation Myth

Resurrection Machine

   Reconcile your absence with your impact. Words are such fragile tokens. Paper skin that peels away in seasons. Forage for nesting birds and kindling fires. We don’t even see the impact crater’s edge as the precipice of some long-ago apocalypse. Visit the bay shore, or look down on the valley floor, but we don’t … Continue reading Resurrection Machine

Summer Songs

  Presence comes and goes. Here today, tomorrow unknown. Waiting for the day the garden grows and we’re all back at home. Fade away the scars of circumstance. You put on some music and we’ll dance. Try to forget, try to forgive, or just live in this life we’re in. Take away thoughts of doing … Continue reading Summer Songs

ReBlog Wednesday – “A Tiny Hell”

A Tiny Hell – Hokus Grey “Tiny Hell” represents some of the more introspective work I have done. I think a certain thing happens to a person when they get into their “middle age” and that is that they are able to somewhat more dispassionately reflect back on their experiences in life and begin to … Continue reading ReBlog Wednesday – “A Tiny Hell”

February March

  Got to keep the fire fed. Can’t afford a break down. Winter comes around again, breathing that frozen breath. Stop here and we will die. Final as our last words. Got to keep the fire going, otherwise, we end up dead. One way or another, I’d like to open my eyes and see summer. … Continue reading February March

Spontaneous Acceleration

  Shouting like a hard warning. A blazing sign in the sky, just before things begin to accelerate, like the action of a catapult. Potential becomes kinetic, instantaneously. No time to plan. No time to prepare. Just the blood rushing to your head, and your heart falling fast enough to make you think it’s going … Continue reading Spontaneous Acceleration

Waking From a Dream

  Waking from a dream. Sit straight up, consumed by darkness. Even in the night, the mind fights to fit the pieces. Why is it so strange to be here in this body? Moments ago, alive. All the sensation without the physical. Are we right here? Or is this another sensory simulation we will wake … Continue reading Waking From a Dream


  Why do you still look down on the ground that consumed your melancholy? You were wide awake last night, searching for some new energy. Lift your face to the sky. Try to remember the stars. There is so much that you have gained and lost in this world, trying to account for it all … Continue reading Dissembler

The Apprentice

   Searching the sky for You, finding only amorphous clouds. No pareidolia today, no secret patterns in the program found. Looks like it’s just me today. Gonna have to make it on my own. So far from were I’ve been and still so long to go. Remember when You taught me magic? How to see … Continue reading The Apprentice


  Why have you brought to me possibly such symmetry? Oppose my experience in poverty with prosperity. Feed my hunger, break my fast. End my penance, bleeding for my past. How dare you shift my vision up, out, and away? How could you bandage my wounds and take away the pain? I hear you say, … Continue reading Duo

Snakes and Ladders

  Bled my way into deals with the devil. Shed my skin didn’t recognize my face. All this is so insane, it seems ordinary. Wish I’d never done what I’ve done to escape. Played a game rung by rung. Catch a glimpse of it. Climb up on the shoulders of my friends and try to … Continue reading Snakes and Ladders

Road magic

  Seeking part of me in this. Never what I thought I was. Clashing with my ego. Abandoning reason for love. Two paths, leading to the same grave. A biathlon I will ride. One thing becoming another, as I walk through this life. Follow the dreams. it all seems impossible, but the possible doesn’t seem … Continue reading Road magic

High Horses

  What’s the matter? Are you not finding what you wanted here? You were so certain that life your yours to bear. Years of disappointment and now you just don’t care. Do you even dream anymore? Or is life just a nightmare? Sit back with your silent eyes and speak small words that are easy … Continue reading High Horses