Tag Archives: Prose

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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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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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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This Time Feels Different

A new day.  Same job, different location; three states away. I’ve been doing this for over 12 years, but somehow this time feels different.  It’s like standing on a razor thin highwire  stretching out for an eternity. Below you are … Continue reading

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Burned Letters

I wrote you a letter, then I threw it away. It was mostly to me;  it let me know I’m going to be okay. I’m not walking on water, but I’m treading it fine. I gave up my chains when … Continue reading

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The Act of Making Love with the Dead

When I was in high school I wrote a four-page hand-written poem about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It was written as an epic battle between God and Satan over the souls of men. Very Joseph Campbell collides … Continue reading

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Dearest Wife

Dearest Wife, You speak in touch. A love language capturing; drawing me closer, breaking me down, melting my cold. It is healing – freeing me of the bondage by which I have been long ensnared. But too, it carries the … Continue reading

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What You Taught, But What I’ve Learned

Forgiveness is something sought; asked for. You told me it was something I had to give regardless of whether or not the offender wanted it, or believed they even needed it. It set up a system in which perpetrators could … Continue reading

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Smoke and Fire

She talks to God through men who take her prayers and toss them from hand to hand examining them for tones and octaves of dissent. She knows this, and perfectly picks her words to prove her loyalty; to prove her … Continue reading

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The Year of Mercy and Forgivness

Dear Friends, A new year is upon us. Hallowed and blessed is this opportunity for us to learn to love ourselves and daily kick the shit out of our demons. You are wonderful. Beautiful. Brave. Stay strong; know with certainty … Continue reading

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This Ugly Broken Misfit Skin

This skin is an uncomfortably ill fitted soul covering. Worn down from years of battle scars, ink marks, and stretching itself beyond its means. A lesser concern to the yearning burning within to obtain the knowledge one’s self. Etched with … Continue reading

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Dear Pastor

Dear Pastor, Here we are again. For me it is different. For you it is exactly the same. God. You spoke his name on weathered lips from pulpits where you would best shine; at a pen filled with pigs willing … Continue reading

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The Strange Fiction of Friday Phrases

She fell broken from its grasp. Her life extinguished like a candle's light against a sudden breeze. The Beast was fed, yet unsatisfied. #FP — ZedZeddicus (@Zedzeddicus) September 11, 2015 This week’s participation in the Friday Phrases (#FP) event found … Continue reading

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5 Minute Non-Stop – The Godless God People

Don’t tell me about God’s people when pointing to the many reflections and copies of yourself. Don’t tell me about God’s people when pointing to a romanticized Israel – ignoring the fact that she is pagan, atheist, and racist. Don’t … Continue reading

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Hard Lessons

Three months and four days ago, I submitted my first poem for publication. The average response time, according to PoetryFoundation.org‘s submission page, is four months. In the past three months and four days, I have learned so much more about … Continue reading

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