Distilled Dreams [Prose Poem]

Echoes of things forgotten in childhood cast from a mountain are microscopic stones thrown against winter winds. Life flourishing at the bottom. Consciousness freezing at the summit. Iron holds us at the wrists and ’round the waists. Sinking but unable to struggle! Like the nightmare I had on the hard basement apartment floor after mom […]

Capturing Parallels

Pretending nothing happened? Telling lies for we must not tell the truth? Every time you accidentally mention my name, brush me off your shoulder, edge a little closer on a floral couch… When I rested my head on your shoulder on the train I wished you were mine again. Even if you were disguised behind […]

Color-in-Dreams

Pomegranate thoughts drip from my mouth to the ears of a provolone-ly moon-faced man with gaping wisdom-tooth-sized-cavities with roots deep in impracticalities. Like: the inevitable nature of  sleep and dreams, my pillow sours. A flushed cheek turns cool wondering at the thing, the monster lurking near the drinking glass… a tinge of a dream that […]

The Golden Afternoon

The sun blinds me through a window with no blinds as I lean over to examine this pale blue afternoon. A cat yet again sits on a plastic storage bin amid recently emptied boxes. 7:53 but a bee buzzes still near a tree, near my window. Three large pictures broken-up with: white window-latches, burgundy curtains, […]

The Orange Sun Rolls Around Connotation Land

I say this, but to you it means that or worse, nothing. A tree obscures a power-line, fried potatoes tower over trembling pieces of yellow corn. Tassels grab clouds that rip. Contents pour, orange juice scum lingers on the lips of a tall glass. Stringy pulp tastes a bit like the dream I had after […]

Gossamer [book review]

Lois Lowry Gossamer 144 pages Hougton Mifflin, 2006 Story: Dream makers help people by creating dreams made out of fragments of their lives. One little boy named John and his mother need good dreams because of their difficult lives. The giving of dreams is called the bestowal and the story takes us through this nightly […]

Static

the window glows a blizzard blows the t.v. snow obstructs my view you lay beside me a cat indents my pillow i hear strange storms thunderous snow expecting 13 inches in the morning a cold snow globe we are shaken & covered with sparkling confetti death is beautiful winter is a parade of freezing white […]

Ode to Nature

[too lazy to read? i got ya covered] Ode to Nature I walk alone on uneven ground and feel where it has been softly beaten and used by dreamers stumbling in their waking sleep. Life is surreal at the moment, this moment is a standstill because all at once, and maybe for the first time […]