Tag Archives: Poetry

The Quiet and The Void

It’s been a little while since I last wrote, I know. I’ve been settling in the quiet of the creative space in my mind and concentrating on my project Hanford Ground Zero. It is a place dedicated solely to creative … Continue reading

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Unholy Water

It burns amber, Like embers, Cascading fire, Warming his body, But leaves unclean his soul. This holy water, Never makes him clean. Leaves him less than whole. Has shattered Every relationship He’s ever had. It leaves him Breathless Broken And … Continue reading

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A Funeral for Two

The dead beckon him. It’s the only reason he’s returned To walk the haunted grounds of his youth; To tread upon desecrated earth Where beneath the soil something evil stirs He’s come to bury his father, Along with the burning … Continue reading

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Go and Love

Strangers. Orphans. Widows. Prisoners. Refugees. Neighbors. Behold the face of God. Go therefore and love.

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Of Killer and Carnage

She stretches out a hand Looking to feel forever In the gentle brush of fingertips Against decaying skin. She finds beauty in carnage, In ruined corpses. In violent displays. In dividing the body against itself. Ever hungry, Ever feeding, But … Continue reading

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Lingering Ghost

The window, Fragile, Thin pane of glass, Mist curtained, And trembling, Stands between her And the ghost Who nightly rises From a shallow grave, A pit Cut into her heart. Pity, A soft sadness that weighs her soul. She knows … Continue reading

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Snowflake

You can smell it in the breeze. Screams. Blood. Fire. The aroma of despair, The scent of greed, The odor of selfish desire. Uneducated masses, Inbred and Sitting on their asses, Wallowing in filth, Whose answers Always involve a gun. … Continue reading

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An Ode to Matt and Nathan

My parents warned me about you. You were devils Seductively knocking, Leaving ancient tomes at my door. They’d rather I Swallow pills and die Then learn what you gave me; An escape, A gateway, Brothers, You taught me to open … Continue reading

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Slave to the Machine

Wrench from me These Twisted machines. Creating, Crafting, On open skin Telling symbols Of hidden sin. Writhing Wretched Shameful things Metal skin Wire veined Coercion and control of Morals Values Soul. Hardwiring Until I am fit. A product Manipulated Reduced … Continue reading

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Monsters and Fathers

He speaks like an exploding dictionary, Picking out the meanest words, Arranging them In the worst order. Prides himself on dumb. Smart Is for “college boys.” And “he ain’t no college boy.” I can still hear him Echoing through my mind … Continue reading

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The Point of Honesty

“When I learned to love myself, to accept all the broken parts, the ghosts of my past could no longer bind me; could no longer hold me in so much stagnant water. I was at last free.” -Basil Fish It … Continue reading

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God Have Mercy

Slow poison. Sick and drowning in myself. Each cut closer to closure. Closer to home. I am Unraveling myself. Pulling out heartstrings and tendons. Ripping out The better parts of myself. Always, An excuse for leaping without looking. I am … Continue reading

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Covering Mirrors

We are sick to death. To death, And breathless. Holding in our hearts. Guarded, Like a lion and her prey. Unable To let each other in. We stretch miles From inches of indifference. Blind  ourselves And sear our conscience With … Continue reading

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Go Back to Sleep

We gather In the promise of later. In cut off conversations, We rest in the Noise and static of machines; Imagined stories Distracted dreams. But it is not rest. Rest wouldn’t leave us so restless. Wouldn’t force us To pump our veins … Continue reading

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Selling God in a Gimp Mask

When we were children The only time he used the word “holy” Was when it was to be followed by the word “shit.” He has Jesus now. The kind of Jesus that has him on street corners Reminding people there’s … Continue reading

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