Truth About Writing

Never mind, I don’t know what to say Sometimes I write all day Or other days, I hardly scratch out two words Go ahead, write poetry! Oh my, you’re so good! Keep writing! But nobody ever tells you how it saps you And deprives of sleep No one mentions the ghosts that awaken And condemn … Continue reading Truth About Writing

Death Plays a Quivering Chord

During the 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 … Continue reading Death Plays a Quivering Chord

Let’s Collaborate!

Just wanted to say how excited I was to be interviewed by Ericka Arthur last week as part of her #WriterCrushWednesday feature. Taking the time to answer her questions was quite the pleasure. You can read the full interview here: https://authenticiteespeaks.com/2018/05/16/meet-poet-devereaux-frazier-an-aspergians-chemical-romance/ Back in February, I teamed up with the Brianna, daughter of the fabulous Michelle … Continue reading Let’s Collaborate!

Neither Writing Nor Rioting

Stop I’m talking to you Yes, the one who hasn’t said a word Who hasn’t raised his hand Hardly given the teacher a glance No, he’s not here. Not ever. He’s writing to a girl he hopes to meet From Ohio. Wisconsin. Or Massachusetts. Dreaming of a wonderful life together. Frolicking in the snow, and … Continue reading Neither Writing Nor Rioting

Consummation of Words

People want writers To write about love As if it were trivial Sexy, seducing stanzas That make the reader wet with anticipation Or sultry psalms that paint two lovers In the epitome of embrace As if love can be put on And taken off Like a coat or tie If you can only have love … Continue reading Consummation of Words

Words Collapse Boundaries Of Mind

Pour it out On the streets, into their homes Into the oceans, into their clothes Wash their brains, rinse the craniums These words are me And I am made of them Through pain and panic, they’ve built walls To the outside world that doesn’t accept me Through loss and longing, they’ve built roads To the … Continue reading Words Collapse Boundaries Of Mind

The Things I’m Not, We All Are

First things first I’m not a writer There’s nothing special about my profession Everyone writes everyday Even when they’re not thinking about it Communicating information is centuries old What makes me so bold To share it with the world Is the power and passion that flows Inside these veins, borne of a brain Taught to … Continue reading The Things I’m Not, We All Are

Some Good, Some Bad, Mostly In Between

Hello WordPress. Coming to you in my (very awesome) Fall Out Boy Bomber Jacket (I'm not walking around with this on, it was just for this pic), I've been more or less tired as of late. Mentally more than physically.. the days have really started to become blurs. Maybe it's just the season, just the cold, … Continue reading Some Good, Some Bad, Mostly In Between