Monthly Archives: August 2015

In The Middle of the Ocean

Today I write from the middle of the ocean. My time on land was far too short, but when the seas call, I cannot help but answer. I am uncertain as to what my future posts will look like, in … Continue reading

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Toxic Reflecting Pools

Drown me, In the quiet of your unbelief. In filthy waters infecting. Cleanse me, Of everything you found disgusting. Hold me under Wash me clean. Until the sin in me stops breathing. I am so sorry For my sinful breath. … Continue reading

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The Confessional – May He Die As He Lived

When my father dies, I won’t go to his funeral. I believe he should die as he had lived; Alone.

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Inner Fire

We are holding the inward life of ourselves; A reflection of light Burning bright against our dark. By its fires, We wait for a better dawn.

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Fortress Runaways

His love Wrote black and blue poems Across my skin. Made everything I did A sin. Convinced me to believe That I was dirty. So I ran. It took years to finally realize When I ran away I left a … Continue reading

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Role Playing Games Saved My Life

When I was in high school, my parents expressly forbade me from playing Dungeons and Dragons. This gateway drug into witchcraft, the occult, and ultimately, servitude to Satan, was to have no place in my life. These were the same … Continue reading

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Poem of the Month – “To the Boys Who May One Day Date My Daughter” by Jesse Parent

Welcome to Poem of the Month!  An end(ish) of the month highlight of one poem I came across during the month that left a powerful impression on me. This month I’m highlighting Jesse Parent‘s “To the Boys Who May One Day Date … Continue reading

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Fitful Slumber

Wrestle me, Sleep. Lay flatlines to this waking. Overwhelm me In your unconscious delerium. Fit me into the folds of your vision whispers. Show me the metaphor of myself. Chase away the wakefulness, And I will make love to you … Continue reading

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Eyes on Target – Gender Free Labels

By now you have already heard about the controversy involving Target and its announcement to remove gender-based labeling from their toy department and kids’ bedding area. The internet, in typical fashion, rose up to voice their opinions regarding the change. Some were … Continue reading

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(Not) Giving In – A Friday Phrases Inspired Creation

She says, I’m tired. I can’t be here. I can’t live in this Constant knife to wrist Battle of the worst kinds of restless. And I want out. He says, You are the ground beneath me. Without you, I’m scared … Continue reading

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Because We Are Members of the Human Race

“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and … Continue reading

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Framing Fridays Submission

I have found that submitting my work for publication is an overwhelming experience filled with doubt, fear, and anxiety. It’s me carefully crafting work I believe in and releasing it into the wilds for others to judge. I am left … Continue reading

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Artist Spotlight: Matt Davis

Lovecraftian crafter of the terrifyingly beautiful and strange, author of the gripping soon-to-be released Red Sky Blues, and powerful employer of evocative symbolism and metaphor, Rock and Hill Studio‘s Matt Davis is known for potent cover art and gracefully wicked imagery. Matt’s work is a haunting collection of mirrors … Continue reading

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The War of the Spider!

It was like any other late night call of nature. You wake up, your bladder demands satisfaction, but instead of leaping out of bed you wait a few moments hoping the urge will pass (without incident) because the bathroom is like three … Continue reading

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Speaking with Forest Fires

I bear the guilt of my fear. For not making sense to you. I had hoped You spoke In the language of smoke signals and body armor. Believing Setting myself on fire would be a brightly raised banner, Written on … Continue reading

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