This Impressive Instant

These windows let in light Sparkling sunshine through glass Sparking prisms on the floor They shiver in their frames Water streaked by morning dew Forming striated patterns Waiting for afternoon daylight To welcome in the shadows Painting corners of the room With shades and tones in turn This thick, bottle brushed glass Unwieldy from the … Continue reading This Impressive Instant

Exposed

These beams are exposed Far up in the atmosphere Weathered by the weather Stretching up to heaven Like these arms of mine Empty of consequence Beseeching the clouds For a kind of understanding Lost in the silence Belonging to these shadows This substantial love Naked as a newborn child Learning how to exist In a … Continue reading Exposed

Emergent

The shadows cross Hatch and cross hatch Illuminating fear And the absence of love Caught in the dark Without a flashlight These nights are long Streets teeming With imagination Purposefully vague Like innocence Waiting for the dawn When daffodils bloom Under the brutal sun And shadows loom In the crossing rays Of a stinging apathy … Continue reading Emergent

The Modern Machine

They slave hand over hand Pushing and pulling to survive In the oppressive heat And demanding consequence Falling to get up again This repetitive struggle Against the sadistic clock Fighting to come out ahead But failing at the bell When each one returns soiled Like soot stains on a shirt This badge of relevance Giving … Continue reading The Modern Machine

Saving Daylight

The sun disappears too soon Fading beyond the frayed horizon But the stars don’t want to play Locked into a self-imposed jail Hiding beneath this dark canopy Of undeveloped sky While the moon sits high Looking down on a humanity It can’t help imitating In its competitive stance In this unrepentant dance Between fractured souls … Continue reading Saving Daylight

Wake From Dreaming

“There are some who dream, some who realize those dreams, and some who never wake from dreaming.” ~Theodicus The very first poem I ever wrote was about dreams, how they were the subconscious’ way of identifying the inefficiencies in ourselves and giving us notice. Of course, we don’t always remember our dreams so sometimes it … Continue reading Wake From Dreaming