Subsistence

I know what it is to subsist under the weight of darkness. I know about the exponential effort to drag yourself through the day, limb by leaded limb. I know about that magnetic force that paralyzes you, into the chair in front of your computer screen: a planned paramnesia, as your only antidote for this... Continue Reading →

Peace

Speeding down the coast, I was gritting my teeth, Deepened by the hollowness of worry. With a swoosh my car veered right, And with it, the flopping alarm, of a flat tire. I pulled into a dirt parking lot, beside the sea, called and waited to be rescued. The sun was just drooping below the... Continue Reading →

Home

I am taken by awe, as you fill my emptiness, with warmth. Your love radiates, against my back, easing the tension, in my veins, and my brain. I melt in your embrace: in this safe heaven, I call home.

Race, Power and the Flu

I have been battling the flu and with it I have had time to confront my own feelings of inadequacy in terms of the appalling violence that has been occurring in the US. My tendency when sick, to my stomach or heart, is to retreat into paralysis, and besides a few Facebook posts, spend my... Continue Reading →

Sensing Twilight

Charred-black silhouetted pine trees against the blue-grey dusk. The sound of rhythmic velcro as my flip flops┬ákiss the damp dirt road. Cool air brushes past my arms, and the first flickering stars emerge from behind the dark cloak of clouds, that still retains the moon, prolonging her enterance into the magnificent night sky. The lazy... Continue Reading →

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