Oh bastion of virtue, portico of romantics, Muse Make me pure again Mortal that I am, re-birth me in your golden light A child of the Furies My broken feet are bleeding, tired of dragging against time Driven through the mire My shell of being, I am weary of seeing, feeling Still born in still-life […]Read more "Of Poetry and Misery"
Emergence 2.0 A Novel – In 55 Words a Day Day 315, November 11th, 2017 Chapter One: Genetic Many things united the people of the Empire; language, cult, custom. Fear and hope were among the most powerful forces establishing both mutuality and commonality throughout the worlds. Nevertheless, the children of […]Read more "Emergence, In Fifty-five Words – Section Seven, War; Part Forty-four, Loyalties, Collected Chapters"
Awake and alone I am too poor to receive This revelation Awake and alone The miracle passes me I could not touch it I feel the bludgeon The cold, and despairing blows Numbing my senses Hollow humanity Our terrible husbandry Mechana of grief Our desire to rule Captivate and dominate To […]Read more "Miracle"
Emergence 2.0 A Novel – In 55 Words a Day Day 239, August 27th, 2017 Chapter One: The Ancient Life The ancient life was not easy. The ancient people struggled just as their children did now, throughout the empire. There was conflict and war. There was strife and […]Read more "Emergence, In Fifty-five Words – Section Five, 92835670100561474; Part Thirty-three, Remembrance, Collected Chapters"
An articulation of sorrow An expression in pain, I cannot Shut my eyes for the memories Memories of love, possession She promised me everything I wanted Every breathe she took, was stolen from me My fingers brushed her lips in the morning As silence fell like a shroud for the dead The words […]Read more "Grief"
Ego I am confounded Deceived and ignorant Lying to the world I am a blind man Sightless old Polyphemus My head in the clouds Adrift in the mist Watch sunlight diffusing Lighting my day dreams I hide from myself The subject of scrutiny A joke of the fates Fountains of […]Read more "Ego"
Morning 1. Humans trespassing Confused in the moonless night Cold in the morning 2. A narrow window Sunrise in the morning, blush Lost, and looking back 3. Soft color of morning Red and orange and dusty pink Blush on the mountain 4. Spring in the desert Morning dew lingers, a feast […]Read more "Forty Days in the Desert (Haiku Series in Forty Parts)"