Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Art of Crafting

Average frustrated boy
take the knife to yourself
whittle a new man.

Thursday, October 25, 2012


I can't stand to see you
enjoy being happy, 
gulping down those 
warm ephemeral forkfuls,
something rotten inside pulls

reminded of constant loss
phantom limb syndrome finds
me missing my heart and I'm
missing the mark hard 
playing a chartreuse cavalier
elbow deep in want,
skin bleeding sighs,
so often forgetting the grass 
is always greener 
in other people's lives

Under this weight, 
I am a tree gnarled and bent,
avoided of late and best seen
only in small increments.

The Reluctant Acrobat

Light a fire and stay
can't be a burning hurdler
through treacherous hoops.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Doctor

Menacing phone booth
unrepentant kidnapper
combats loneliness.


Tiny chinese hands
fast like ants over a log
branch of skill soothes all.


Why am I stuck here?
Her sorcery compels still,
even locked online.

just like all lies though
her pretty shell hides the rot
of the scared and scarred

Thursday, October 11, 2012


It strikes, the fleeting
weirdness of unconsciousness,
gone like Etch-A-Sketch.


Snake under a rock
fluid child of October
seek at your own risk.

Sunday, October 7, 2012


A minor trophy
in a collection of flesh,
eyes glow green at them

why do we love that
which we detest, a foul quest
to praise negligence.

Saturday, October 6, 2012


I've been a blown fuse,
can I fix the circuitry
lest the currents shock me?

I am restless now,
overloaded adaptor
a taut jolted captive.