dead ahead – reblog

The language of small talk kills me when it has to walk with death. What do your parents do? Well. My parents were professors. My dad was a professor, but he retired, and then died. My mom was a professor, but she retired. My parents were professors, but it is no longer the same kind […]

Memories in Withdrawal

When they placed him in my arms, he weighed nothing at all I didn’t even know how to hold him The moment I looked into his face, I felt something burst and bloom in my heart Something I had never felt before and never have since Even today I feel the tug of his existence […]

Havoc and Consequences

My veins have turned metallic There’s a coppery taste in my mouth I’m dizzy and I’m sure I’m gonna vomit Splinters in my hand Easily slips through my fingertips Picking at scabs Weeping pus from oozing eyelids The squeaking of the gurney’s wheels Echos between my eardrums Frigid ice upon my chest Then ‘clear!’ and […]

Denied A Simpler Fate

dipping her toe first in the deep pool of black on black ink, she shed her robe stood momentarily shivering in the cool forest air, bright moonlight dappled across pale, pale skin and long tan curls before closing her tear-filled eyes spreading her arms wide, she fell forward and released her last grasp in this […]

How It Feels – Collaboration

When The Stories In Between asked if I’d like to murder him, you’d think I’d be put-off, perhaps surprised, but instead, in my twisted mind, I was immediately picturing stabbing him over and over. hhhmmmm… Is this something I should share with you? Maybe not. But I just did anyway. Listen. He’s one of the […]

Ellipsis (Spiraling Omissions)

taking over… taking control… black nails biting skulls… separating… …uniting completing without being whole mind your tongue… don’t hold back… …release and absorb backlash… whiplash… mouth agape… neck sore… …third eye open let go and rise… light flows in… shadows stretch… cower… lids stretched wide… lips sewn in a silent scream… …all just a dream […]

Last Letter

I wish wish that I was stronger was stronger to hold on hold on to love, to life I’m waiting waiting to close my eyes close my eyes and never wake to never wake again I’m tired tired of fighting the dark fighting for the Light the Light to keep me from harm I’m ready […]

Lord Rellik

I hope you enjoy this response to Braeden Michael‘s poem of the same name. I’ve posted the original link to the poem below as well as the poem itself. Resting his oily chin upon his fist, Lord Rellik contemplated his next move. Eyes shifting from one side of the room to the other, always aware […]