Hounds – May 2022

Redemption lies beneath the sunsetTied to a dog’s tailUnable to reachUnable to floatShoebox of tricksDraining the colour out of my eyes and faceShuffled cards under my thumbTable colder than a look in the mirrorOne small wishTo have hounds instead of numbersAnother opportunity to lose more than I’d bet Pills and inverse pillsA battle between emptyContinue reading “Hounds – May 2022”

Autumn-burnt eyes – March 2022

Fire of fruit From the local pharmacy Lid tight like a bow I am ready Blue-blooded nights meet Sun-kissed lips A masterful dive into the world below One last memory for the ignorant side of me Current stream digs too deep Into the crease of my mind With hills parched like sun-dried salmon Please stopContinue reading “Autumn-burnt eyes – March 2022”

Last embers – March 2022

Heart diving into heavy clay Forever bound and lost in this kettle of earth Poison, sweet as apple pie, spreading through my head Like wildflowers in a field Reach into my mind like a jar of candy And bleach it clean Eyes drifting into a new place An unwinding dream Filming stars in my defeatedContinue reading “Last embers – March 2022”

Majordomo – February 2022

I’ve become a preconfigured dream Sitting rent-free Waiting for a good day Instead I am suspended in a cloud of memories Slowly folding like fleece The fog is coming Copper-bottomed flowers suffocate In the heat of an endless summer Steadily churning into The all-knowing peppermint peel of my spirit This face doesn’t belong to meContinue reading “Majordomo – February 2022”

End of my Imagination – February 2022

Swimming against the current of the clouds Into oblivion The weight of a river upon my shoulders A river of tears Let it crush me until I crack The devil collects little bugs to put into The mossy ruins inside my head, Bearing no ressemblance to this growing world Send me into the stratosphere andContinue reading “End of my Imagination – February 2022”

Desert Fossil – January 2022

God plays pretend Waiting for my final days The Devil sits by, idle, Watching trains go by Nestle in the strangest corners of my brain My eyes lit up like lightbulbs Cars move around me, They know my strength Cigar fumes contour my body, Warming my heart I am a stolen masterpiece, With no valueContinue reading “Desert Fossil – January 2022”

Valley of the Deer – January 2022

I lie, spirit dissolved, in a narrow and forensic tomb love lost from a book Lord, take me before I die a second time a railway of steel lines my body with starlight and firewater a paper pulp highway in my veins a slow, racing pulse the fisherman’s hook plucks my heart overflowing with 38,000Continue reading “Valley of the Deer – January 2022”

The Thrill is Gone – December 2021

last colours of December marked our descent into darkness cured from the cold, seeing beyond the immediate realm “the thrill is gone” venting through his cracked up mind he told me these words interspersed with forbidden knowledge “unify the devil! and solve the puzzle within my tears” an old leather smile gripped his face eyesContinue reading “The Thrill is Gone – December 2021”

Dinner by the Bulwark – December 2021

it had been a long time since I’d seen anyone I had just finished my latest meeting I sat by the bulwark at the dinner table several small fires began to form in my head I feel myself start to glow a yellow-white hue like Poseidon’s jewel, the invariable liferaft in this abyss I’ve alwaysContinue reading “Dinner by the Bulwark – December 2021”

King of the Castle – December 2021

mourners gather in Joshuatown the prodigal man empties his pockets swimming in my own virility, I was too confused to laugh I needed someone’s permission red face, blue face, green face which face was I going to be today morning harbingers at Death’s last border greet me I wipe my teardrops off the tombstone thisContinue reading “King of the Castle – December 2021”