Archive for December, 2013

The Mind-Killer

Posted: December 30, 2013 in Poetry
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Bring your weapons

Kick me where the sun

Shines and where it doesn’t

Abuse me with sticks and stones

Or wound me with harms

Harsher than those aforementioned words

Bend me in ways the wind cannot blow

Crash over me with the weight of a wave from the River Styx

Take me into the light and blow the candles out

Turn me into the horizon



Bring your weapons

I’ll bring my lips

And a mouth full of eight letters


This Year

Posted: December 30, 2013 in Poetry
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I found love

To be

A boomerang

An onion

Peeling slowly

Down to its core


I found eyes

The color of soil


Crystal balls


I found peace

In the chameleon

In the smallest crab

Changing its shell again


I found more downs

Than ups         more

Floods than fires

More falls than





This next year

I’ll forget all about this year

Save for the finding of






Posted: December 28, 2013 in Poetry
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In the emperor’s new clothes

We conquer


You                              the land

Me                                the sea


In unison

We wilt


Like Rome


We are rebuilt in a day




Posted: December 22, 2013 in Poetry, Writing
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We were never



We levitated beyond

Those crumbling promises of stone

Like magicians            dancing under the cherry moon

To the howls of some beasts trapped inside a fairy tale


No stars fell into our eyes

No arrows or teeth pierced our skin

No clocks were stopped


We climbed into

An hourglass

To find our hearts

Before misplacing them

Amongst a dune

Sediments composed of

Walls, lines, masks, shrouds

Objects that could never be blown into glass


And yet we blew each other onto

The sands of matrimony

Distancing ourselves from the brewed nebulas of time

So as to swim through the primordial concoctions of intent


Whatever ocean wishes to feast upon our shores

Better not be of this Earth.

This I Believe

Posted: December 14, 2013 in Poetry
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I believe in

Picture frames

As shelter for memories


I believe in


To hate and war


I believe in

Deafness to

Dumb words


I believe in

Weighing intelligence

Not gravity


I believed in


Until divinity


I believed

In Zeus

Until heresy


I believed in


Until literacy


I believed in


Until trinity


I believed in


Until his butchery


I believed in


Until it became holey


I believed in


Until you showed me

Your City

Posted: December 11, 2013 in Poetry
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Day and night

Like a Roman fire

In a temple.


Virgin hands

Never could

Keep such flames ablaze

Even with a pyramid of wood.


Will that passionate warmth

Evaporate the oncoming waves

Into a plethora of moist hisses

Or will your city flood

Like Atlantis?


This traveler

Explores but

Is no navigator

If your walls drown

If your fire cools

I, too, will extinguish.


Posted: December 9, 2013 in Poetry
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I  wait for:

Gravity to weigh down

Your heart

Age to scribble

Its signature on your face

Sun to


Your skin.


I wait  for:

You to forget

How to stand

Again and again

Loitering with me

Around a fall.


I am waiting for:

Time to ferment


I can always

Find more reasons to hang around.