Abyss

A body filled withAmber waterExplodes in golden burstsOf endless movement. The blood of dead leaves,Their decay oozingFrom cavernous shadowsIn the black depths.It seeps into skin and And lives, grows,Under a surface of flesh.   Sculptures of meat and boneFlirt with the creature’s dark edges.They are as powerful as Flower petalsSwept onto the surfaceBy an uncaring [...]

The Death of a Whale

Decay stirring In its dense, inexplicable insides,As it settles gently On the ocean floor.With the crabs; with the algaeWith the fish; with the ash.In the coldSilence. The burden of the depthsSilence the weightOf death. On the day of the surrender The waves were peaceful.Reflecting the bleeding morning sun;Their tears caressing the array ofTiny pebbles on [...]

Words

A soft fluttering of delicate wingstentatively emerge from the infinity of the paper.Like those of a moth, quiveringinto the domain of the deck lampand dissolving, again,into the darkness.Always the insufferable default. No one recognizes the momentwhen a fly gives up on life:its last twitch deafened by the silenceof the its cage. Spoken word organizes the [...]

Coffee in a Black Hole

What I never understood was the old wallpaper, Probably saturated with coffee, and moisture, and mold; bulging and peeling at the edges. That ornate Victorian print has no right hanging here: The utter injustice of it all; Every metal chair from a different flea market; shards of eggshells go unnoticed in the lavender scones; The [...]

To an Empty Room

it has become all bones by now:a map of venous inkbloated into ribbons,the emptiness of each letterbleached, and for what reasonbut to return to its brethrenboth dissolving into the pavement almost gone.yet somehow always there where does it go? the smell of death and water:a reminder of youthwhen autumn was still a surprise, and the [...]

Little Moments

She didn’t tell me that the lights would go off, that All will come to an end. I didn’t know That the music will sound bitter one morning,That the leaves will fall from all the trees,And that the smiles will usually beUnhappy. She didn’t tell me.I found my old friend again:A chill from the inside, [...]

The Unknown

My life exists in two realities My soul is pulled from side to side Torn apart My brain is lost, confused The incessant chatter of voices in my head One is listing chemical equations, Analyzing the Cold War, conjugating French Verbs Sharp edges and flourescent lights Organized letters and Mindless humming The comforting and constant [...]

Consumerism is Weird: A Poem

Imagine a fish eating a cucumber: A monotony of an existence It probably won’t even understand Or be able to appreciate That five percent that isn’t water: Its brain is too small to know what life is. Imagine spending your whole life Suspended within a cage of glass And not having the mental capacity to [...]

Purpose and Photographs

The camera captures only a caricature of my cursed condition: Forced facades framed and frozen forever, Secrets and stories shrouded by senseless smiles, And empty, expressionless eyes eternally engineered into existence. Perhaps these prints provide only a porcelain type of permanence. Like delicate and dainty dolls, they demand my dearest deliberation Or else they will [...]