the longest night

i hear the night rustling in trees and beyond hard beauty blue face of a lunar haze i feel my shape torn to a past gone and drawn to a fire of longer days a circle a square or the shape of my face a day or a night or a thousand tears simple touch…

Next Rest Stop 886 Miles

Why is she going so fast? breakfast all day car wash enter food barn reduced speed ahead see why millions trust us home and auto clothing and shoes ready to sell your car we’ll buy it pregnant and alone you have options revival passionate outreach labor finders patient crossing mental illness is not just a…

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Silent Pictures

  Posthumous silence, no clocks keeping pace Sepia stain masquerading your face Time standing still on twelve moons never seen, tugging my sleeve, so curious and clean Frozen in frames on your living room floor, these blue flannel daydreams I slept in and more- The future lay scattered with jackets and jeans, beer cans and…

Failing on Purpose

What if you yanked your finger from the Hole?  The One the Man you can’t remember now told you once,  with his eyes, must remain filled at the cost of Your life.  Would the Others notice the torrent spilling out onto Your scorched landscape?  Can’t they see Your earth is thirsty?  They – the Ones…

closet space

  feet slide to the floor while it rises to meet the day reptilian brain stalking prehistoric prey   while you lay sleeping, dreaming and slinking something came creeping, invading your thinking   reminiscent, reticent, then quiet… then… nothing powdery box of noxious offerings mixed with your morning coffee   a dour thread unwinds the…