Thursday, September 11, 2014

A Bloody Conscience

there's blood on my conscience
not on my hands
still I gaze at them in disbelief

reliving grey fur blurred
under a break neck wheel
the thud of a wish not granted

stomach turned inside out
lurching towards speech
catching on the lump in my throat
before swallowing it back down

looking in the rear view mirror
at paws pointing the wrong way
I die a little inside

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Pulse Of Darkness

where the pulse of darkness
drums a splintered beat
between awareness and torment
the breaker of rules
makes me feel everything
and nothing

while I stand here reeling
on the edge of emptiness
as black as the coal
my grandfather mined
the canary's song
long silenced
by shadows of fear's playground

and gazing into the abyss
a fissure of self
the moon's image holds me
as I wipe away tears
with the truth of its light

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Evening's Edge

dragonflies dart by waters edge
the glistening of blue green hues
mirroring their iridescence
as though relative

while light shines on lifeless limbs
the sun showing no distinction
between the living and the dead
drawn only by the vast expanse
of continuous horizons

gliding through the evening depths
easing into letting go
of breath, of body, of mind
expanding ripples contort
everything of human form

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Paying It Forward

I am participating in a 'pay it forward'  initiative through Facebook, the basic premise being that the first five people to respond to my message there will receive a surprise from me at some point during the year.  It could be anything from a book, something homemade, a letter, a postcard, poetry, absolutely anything.  I figured why limit it to Facebook so I'm offering my blogging buddies the chance to receive a surprise too.  All I ask is that you do one random act of kindness for someone, that's it.
So if you would like to receive a random surprise from me during the next 12 months simply be one of the first five people to comment below with an email address where you can be contacted.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Woven Tale Press Feature

The Woven Tale Press

I am excited to announce that several of my images and poems are featured in the September edition of The Woven Tale Press, a monthly e-magazine.

Their mission is to highlight blog posts buried in archives; paintings and photographs worthy of greater focus than a singular page; the innovative, the funny and the offbeat.  
It's free to peruse and only a click of this link away.  Have fun exploring the writing, artwork and images of its many featured artists.

Monday, September 1, 2014


I openly hold your warm caress
mourning the loss of all that's fading
lips locked in a kiss that can't convey
the inward ache of all that's missing

under light turned dark there's no solace
cries of loneliness echo your name
retreating to shadows of feeling
a blind reference missing its frame

each thought more pointed than truthfulness
that flies in the face of abstraction
tomorrow whispers impermanence
of life, of love, of interaction

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