Monthly Archives: March 2017

Coming Home: A Prelude

A single bare bulb burned dimly overhead. The emanating illumination from the bulb could only be called light in the most technical of considerations. It amplified shadows and somehow made the darkness more visible. The bulb sang its own dirge … Continue reading

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Uncrossed Lover

She sets flowers on his grave. It’s where she left him. Where she wants him to be. But his ghost won’t remain. Candlelight and spirit boxes. Where static cuts through cold night air, Exploring fissures in the veil. Giving voice … Continue reading

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The Becoming

Unraveling every part, Unwinding and undone. Counting time On the slowing of a heartbeat; Where forever Is found between the rhythm. Lifetimes replayed In a moment, In a twinkling, Both fleeting and unending. Memories obscured in haze Only half remembered. … Continue reading

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

I’m taking a brief break from creative writing to observe the feast day of one of my favorite saints, St Patrick. His is a tale of bravery and compassion. He escaped slavery in his youth, only to return to the … 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. Hard wiring Until I am fit. A product Manipulated … Continue reading

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Holy Water

It burns amber, Like ember, Cascading fire, Warming his body, Leaving his soul unclean. 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 Homeless. Home … Continue reading

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Of Noose and Halo

Every night, Under pale moon light, Beneath twinkling stars, I beg the gods to take your memory from me. But each day I see your face. In every looking glass, In every reflective surface, I see you. Mocking. That halo … Continue reading

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