None

Taking cerebration, 
bottling waters to create winery, 
configuring truths into 
powerful, truncated 
richness, with precise
celebration. 

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None

Lacking substance, 
a grace note, 
giving play 
to a traumatized 
instrument, 
and recognizing 
pity in the performance. 

Song Lyrics

None

I find myself abandoned. 
I just can stand this, 
when you’re met with the test, 
unholy rest, and godlessness 
as my crest. 
How am I derived? 
The same two cents 
I threw to thrive 
sent me to poverty, 
forming payments, 
from the thoughts I’ve denied. 
I lied to protect the mood, 
detected what was killing you, 
down the drinks to effect the smooth, 
giving too much was my crowning jewel. 
Now, they’ve mined the blood diamonds, 
good riddance of a polished fool, 
as they watched the reds 
send me to the sea marooned. 

Housewarming

None

Furnace barren 
of wood and coal. 
Front steps full
of Autumn lust. 
Windows hold
their mouths open, 
letting air escape through 
slivered mouths. 
Antique roof crumples under 
impossible endurance. 
“Just one more year.” 
Water seeps into the
floors from a much
ambitious storm, 
first filling the lake
then making its way
to grandpa’s doorstep.
Knock, Knock.
No answer.
Hasn’t been since 1995. 
Age left pockets
full of dust, 
widowed frame of a home, 
full of knowledge, 
knowing it’s almost time to go. 

Smokestacks

None

Smokestacks like circus 
cannon, sends me traveling, 
packed away, in 
flightless elevation; 
inhaling all the toxins, 
spreading them 
across cityscape; 
making figures 
with my limbs, 
casting creatures 
in the imaginations 
of so many  
window watchers.