Tagged with Writing


No one’s really watching The clock hand moves mutely Cameras are stationed inside miniature crystal balls with black glass hiding the interior I pretend they don’t exist These are UFOs and I am the government This building alone brings about the realization that there are more books than people alive in the world In here, … Continue reading


a dangling carrot choked from the rope at its torso swings sideways like baseball bats just beyond my reach; arms outstretched strain muscles in my face i’m so tense i could pop hot air fumes from my lips even my spit is warmth


There was a thought there, at the very edge of my mind that clawed at my subconscious. You’re not supposed to be here, it kept saying. I shooed the voice away and braved the stage: an auditorium filled with hundreds of people, the curtain I bloom from and the microphone standing in the center of … Continue reading


Damn I can’t start a poem with a curse Damn no one will read this and think This is poetry! Damn I mean words are alive and living Things grow and morph Damn some of us are thumbing through The past like this is life, no, That was life, now has never arrived Sooner, don’t … Continue reading

Errorless: The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

The Art of Fielding is a continuously rewarding novel that never relents.  Chad Harbach just lets the story be the hero and because of this I couldn’t stop reading until there were no more pages left to turn.  Even after 500+ pages I still wanted more. Very early in my reading experience, I realized this … Continue reading

Fly Fingers

My phone muted Is no computer It’s just a ruler A call-calculator Counting my dials Recording the miles My finger pecks Have or haven’t pressed yet My hand’s a jet Flying for digits Thumb and pinky: wings My wrist’s the engine There’s no propellers Or landing gear Repeat the cycle Repeat the cycle Lunch receipt … Continue reading


Just last week we lost An employee who quit, With no two-week’s notice And no future job lined up He’d been employed here For a year and four months, No one heard him pack All of his belongings, I didn’t know he was gone Until the following morning When I was told, I mourned For … Continue reading


Mondays are like the content in the toilet You know what they say when you catch a butterfly Stars align on the darkest natural canvas Even the brightest paint looks dull from far away Measuring distance can’t be as precise as two cups Plastic flipped gives the wind a sip You can get kids to … Continue reading

Eye Popcorn

I lay Legs dangling from my nest; head Perched atop more pillows Than maybe I’m worth Posters secure an escape For my eyes – or maybe I mean my mind One flash of Michael Jordan Skying against the permission Of aerial laws, palms my west wall Even Knicks opponents watch His triumph into another galaxy … Continue reading

Elegy for Penny

Can we just pretend Good dogs go to heaven Or their heaven where heaven Is a dog park with pet cocktails Which taste like peanut butter juice? She’s in a place where chocolate Isn’t a poison that will annihilate Her insides, (we should’ve marketed Diaper-Bottoms when we had the chance) Sometimes I write things that … Continue reading


Pink bubble gum ballooned away from Mike’s mouth. He watched it fill while imagining it was a crystal ball. There were no images to see and nothing that would give him an idea of what his future told. Without blinking he continued to look as it grew. Recognizing that it was near explosion, he squeezed … Continue reading

The Undressing Room

There is no escaping The aroma that blankets the face Clothing is the only mask One’s body can cling to Women prepare to perform With an immobile partner Motionless as the sun that rests On the opposite side of the globe A name is announced; the speakers go Breathless until repetitive audio arrangements Burp away … Continue reading


I whispered a silent wish then blew out the candles, There were nearly too many to count, One was missing; Shadowed souls ascended From the deadened remains of wax arson, While chubby, yellow-winged mammals clapped Just outside of the window; They didn’t sing, speak or interrupt They were just – there – Projections, Holograms, Angels? … Continue reading


“You’re not done til’ you die,” Abraham said to himself. His eyes focused on themselves in the mirror. Sudden movements destroyed the stillness of the moment. He was trying to outpace the reaction of his reflection. Having failed, he joined the other chairs around the kitchen table. His notebook landed in front of him atop … Continue reading

Martian Music

Honey coated rays sting our exposed flesh As we rest underneath the halo Orb that blinds the eyes of the earth; Her enjoyable audio clutter Plays Spanish instruments in my ears English hops her way Neither of us understands what the other has to say We form a smile parade We tune in only to … Continue reading

Shift Characteristics

I’ve got to put absolutely everything into my craft Create my own punch, spike it develop my own buzz What if I had no future, can I rewrite what’s written If I escape this mental prison will my fruits produce wisdom Erasing away the worthless I’m caged in the imperfect drive to be perfect Heavy … Continue reading

Steak Dinner

You made me weep inside That day the steak molested the tile “I’ll eat it” you said I said “…” Isolated by silent thoughts; Have we always been this selfish? Have you always been so alone? Did you know we would’ve thrown a tantrum; Gone hungry, if we would have had to eat the meal … Continue reading

Life’s Greatest Distraction

An inverted sky commode Vomits a spear toward earth Striking a split second decay of darkness That peels away sightlessness Nature is more alive than I am I am the broken string on a cheap violin Melodies are woven despite my state of fracture And somehow I can be pieced together by the love of … Continue reading

The Day I tried too Hard

Welcome to everyday When I feel I’ve lost my ability (If there ever was any) to be creative When I don’t doubt if I’m doomed I question if I can fool an audience Into belief I am a magician Watch me pepper you with deceit: My word waffle is climbing off of the ceiling Peeling … Continue reading