The Escape Artist

  We created all of this. We thought our needs had called for it. Convinced ourselves to eat the lie and drink the tears of suicides. The look in our hollow eyes, like stickmen stuck in better times. We thought we won, but then we died, with voices raised up to the sky.   I […]

The Christmas Program

The Christmas benediction was the same as last year and I’m sure I bought you all these gifts before. The lady in the store, stutters like a glitch in a machine when I ask her where she was in 2015.   I’m certain now, that this is just a cycle, repeating itself on a loop. […]

The Chaos Engine

One drop of water causes ripples that will radiate out gaining energy, releasing potential, building exponentially and a tsunami erases the shoreline.   A butterfly beats its wings stirring a breeze, stirring emotion. Fall, the leaves of the trees blow into the streets, abandoned and broken. Lost, the tempests they rage, our ship is at […]

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 […]

Laughing at the Fate of the World

There are not always prayers for the pain of the loss of another one’s love, for the day is upon us and we must be patient for there’s blades in the promise that we will be safe.   Isn’t it great?   There are words that can hold the gun just as well as hands […]

The Clean End

We used to play in the gutter; now we use it to flush shit down. We used to care for each other; don’t go playing innocent  now.   We watched our cares circle the bowl and we were relieved they were off of our shoulders.   Out of our minds, out of our heads, out […]