Resume

I take a pair of scissors and I trim around the edgesTill a visible perimeter remainsThe more I seem to cut away the easier it getsAnd soon enough I'm past the nerves and into veins It's hard to get it started, all the cutting that's requiredTo remove all of the faces and the noiseAnd some, … Continue reading Resume

Pain

There's a tear in her eyeAnd she's saying goodbyeUsing words that I can't even hear So I've nothing to sayBecause nothing's okayAnd I know that she won't reappear And the tears that I shedAre converted to ledThen to verses that fail to explain The connection we heldBefore everything failedAs the ocean of promise went dry … Continue reading Pain

Snow

The scattering light doesn't travel as far and the windows are wearing their ageThe edge of tomorrow is sitting alone in a cold and ephemeral cageAnd here I go trying to smile againAnd pretend there's a storyOf fortune and gloryThat needs to be placed onto paper with penBut I can't even fill up a page … Continue reading Snow

Iterations

It's 1988 and I don't remember much more about the date and time than that but I know that the world has gone from a torrent of wild emotion to one that is anything but. When I wake, I'm greeted by concerned faces and expectations that I don't understand. My head hurts and, even though … Continue reading Iterations

Say

I guess the way I worded all my words, just spelled "deserted" And I'm really not surprised you couldn't stay When truth was at its lowest and the snow was at its slowest There were angels on the ground that couldn't pray I couldn't hear you calling through the fall of this enthralling Little moment … Continue reading Say

Sell

I take the smallest fragment of a sparkAnd then I set it by a lensA backdrop made of green so I can filter out the darkI magnify it till it seems as if a sun that won't descend Positioning the light before it fadesI simply take a photographThen alter it in ways to make it … Continue reading Sell

Obsolescent

All that I remember is the fuse before it litThe vivid colorationWith a sound like an ovationAnd a silhouette of circles at the bottom of a pit...swallowing the shards of its creation Everything before is just a blur and little moreA slow reverberationOr a glimpse of a locationAnd a hollowing sensation slipping slowly through my … Continue reading Obsolescent

Dismissed

Diluting my spirit with spirits dilutedI wonder, how much of me's left?When words elocuted are barely a memoryBorne of the wreckage that left me bereft With wandering syllables slowly salutingA banner I made out of dreadAnd wearing a uniform made of out of treacheryLeaking affinity, just to pretend that I bled Dissolving the meaning with … Continue reading Dismissed

Culprit

I take those imperfections and I tuck them all awayI file them succinctly under letters labeled Z through AI put in little pictures, annotations to relayThe reason that they're there as if to measure some dimension of decay And organizing every bit of failure that I findI tell myself it's like a map to places … Continue reading Culprit