awaiting the punishment

I feel no heatI see no lightI hold no loveI sing no songI believe no truthI desire no tomorrowThere is bitterness withinI butter my bread with itevery time I take a breathThere is sickness deepinside my marrowBreak my neck and ingest itMy heart is always collapsedSo drink the blood and be filledWith everything I’ve tried […]

Needles and The Need For You

Last weekend, I put out a call for writing collaborations to pass the time during what’s been a fairly wet and somewhat dreary time of year. I haven’t done too many collabs (although that’s something I really wanted to change). Fortunately, I know a few good writers not only here but through my Instagram page. […]

Misery Loves Me

You don’t want the light in No You’d rather be miserable Getting attention from everyone around The support stemming from desperation Is almost worth being desperate And penniless piles of weak smiles Forced laughter On top of a melancholy life Are washed away for only moments at a time The encouragement and support Hardly outweigh […]

Wanting, Waiting, Wilting

Radioactive This bond we share Burning drives Yet close and bare Our skin, heated and alive Melting the gap between space and time Always seething, I can’t get enough Humans have companionship, but we have love Brighter than the sun, colder than Titan The moon only shows us one side Because we scarred the other […]

We’re Playing Dress Up and Democracy Is Our Chains

Take me from this church, I don’t belong to life Humans shattering bones with blood And taking life with a million knives Ingrained in our society the absence of rights Despite aged documents we claim to live by Ingrained in our food, flowing in our water Chemicals and poisons that shove us farther Into the […]

Death Calls From Not Long Ago

Raw lines slip from the corner of thawed eyes shattered in slowness of overwhelming disgrace streaming from my face goes the purity I once called breath now I am inhabited by gorges and craters that leave me speechless vast emptiness unexplained unfulfilled except for when paper is placed before me and I have a certain […]

For Texas and Louisiana (Live Another Day)

Warm winds blow Over dusty lands Grasses shrink underneath bare rocks And trees link arms Sun is afraid to shine Upon what is to come They want no part Waters rise high above us Oblivious towards what is coming We humans, so fictiously cunning Berating mother earth In danger of becoming Nothing Once the waves […]

Sung The Blues, Swallowed Them Too

stunning seconds of solitude come from broken breaths heartbeats come less space between your ears widens deepens falling off the radar you are because nobody wanted to see the misery professionals couldn’t explain the pain just give him two of those three of these a shot of that he will stop foaming eventually so I […]