Clean Water

  Come on down to the water, gotta get you clean. Wash all of that blood and shit off of you, you’re gonna be free. Cold and crystal clear, running swiftly to the sea. We’re gonna make you new before you mingle with eternity.   It’s got to be something about the way the world […]

Everyday Illusions

  There is no answer, just the sound of rain, which stays cold enough to freeze on the ground. no sunrise today, just grey skies and I’m okay with it. Feeling every bit my age. keep an eye out, as fear tries to circle back around again. Bought hope that was supposed to ward it […]

Party of the Aeons

  Show me an unlikely spirit, one that gazes up high and takes the stars down, one by one, fashioning a necklace, and once bejeweled, dances in the darkness.   Give me a strange day, let morning become evening, slowly rising from the West to sit above us in the dead of night.   Give […]

Community Post

  We don’t put new wine into old bottles, or new skin over old bones. We don’ sanctify our weakness by propping it up with a throne.   Through all the thorns, and scars, and scourges in our way, we define ourselves not by what comes, what may.   We gather together to rejoice and […]

Planning Phase

  Turning my face towards the morning Sun, trying to convince myself that today will be a good one, and that it’s okay to let go of who I’ve been.   That old man doesn’t need me anymore. Look around at all the things I’ve got to move. There’s no words that can do the […]

Pilgrim

  Passing on my way, the way posts, old and crumbling. Memories, of memories, fallen down, like walls of some ancient palace.   Temptation calls from every crossroads, begging a few more minutes of my life for the dead. So easy to be wanting, but not to set a focus.   No talisman could ward […]

Incautious

  What had tied us down and held us in captivity, rotten away in time. Iron chains, turned to gossamer thread. We could move again. limbs weak from years of stillness, but hearts full of life, eyes bright and wide open. We had wandered into a spider’s web.   It seems so inevitable, in hindsight. […]

Buttons

  Buttons that held our hearts closed. Things we didn’t need disrobed, discarded, somewhere along the road.   Naked with you under these stars and galaxies. You thought you were not enough to satisfy my curiosity.   The fact is, I stopped wondering with you. Thought I had all the answers, such a naive point […]

Triage

  Veins harden. Arteries clog. Concretions become varicose, webbed across the skin, like a long abandoned spider’s cemetery. Cold at its heart, avenues that once pumped life, now narrow, as the detritus of a convalescent life comes to pile up along the edges.   The heart strains to beat. No longer does the downtown core […]

04.17.22

  The road reveals itself before us, mile after mile of unending blacktop, as if this old truck that rolled off the assembly line in 1998 never stopped moving at all. We’re just passengers. Me, in the driver’s seat, and you, with your sunglasses on and hair blowing around haphazardly, we’re just along for the […]

Wrangler

  I can’t force the words to mean what I want them to. Subtly resisting my attempts to coerce them. I can’t make them weep. I can’t make them cry. I can’t make them bleed, but I can try.   This is not a good way to get healthy. Many before me have lost their […]

Therapy

  What’s killing us, Babe? What got us all torn up and going crazy? Is it the passing of loved ones and time? Or is it something we can’t define?   What is it, Babe? Is it the wars, or politics, or something not so obvious, like this never ending winter?   I think it […]

Matter and Energy

  So alien and hollow, this place can be. All this matter and energy doesn’t really matter anyway. Is it all just filling space? Ideas come and go, like the days, and people; all the good ones pass away.   The best of us are taken to a fault, while the worst ideas become cults. […]

Changeling

  There exists a being in your chameleon skin, changing in the minute. No chasing you, disappear into whatever place you are. Suffragist of this ever changing, ever shaping world.   Taking the scalpel from the doctor’s hand. Trepanning and performing your own lobotomy. Isn’t’ it easy? Hiding from yourself, hiding from the world. Behind […]

Finding You

  Seeking your face amongst this crush of bodies, this anonymous war. Seeing you would be the only thing that could erase the pain and chase away the ghosts.   All these sad and somber faces, lit by the light of their screens and I think that each one looks like Death, their faces sickly. […]

Searchlights

  We stumbled down old, sacred pathways. Each seeking to unfold the dream that had hidden itself from our consciousness. You, so young, yet so prepared. Ready to endure, for you were all damage.   I was listless, no intrepid one, just languishing, dying in my prime. I had been content to be an empty […]

First Day

  Splitting through a peaceful moment, a high pitched scream, loud enough to make the dead moan for quiet.   Splitting though the air, the sky, the mind. Another one awakens to a life on the other side.   First day in a new reality.   Didn’t believe what they were told. Didn’t believe what […]

The End of The Game

  Playing the game at the pace of our lives. Playing to win doesn’t absolve us of our crimes, but it does take everything we ever had and ever wanted in return for a world made of lies.   Constant as sin, break of the day, the warnings were there, we looked away. We put […]