Dream Boys

edited version of Mid-Nite Conquests Other-worldly dreams keep me at peace pressing lips, familiar amalgamations possess piercing and forgettable eyes. It seems as though appearances are constantly changing, a million copies of his face. Some of these strangers resemble neighborhood boys playing with bright plastic toys.

Iraq War Forum: Five Year Anniversary in Iraq

I attended the Vets for Freedom Iraq war forum in order to learn from the firsthand experiences of those who have served in the military. I feel it is important since being a soldier is a completely different experience from my own. I’ll admit to being a little bit of a dreamer. I hold signs […]

December

In the deadest dream of winter does all descend in slow motion? Snowflakes suspended in midair, wood creaks as frost clings to branches. Life hangs but from a spidery thread. Drops of water freeze to gems plummeting toward solid ground. A tiny leaf trembles; still connected by a slender stem, it snaps in two– the […]

Never-Ever-Mind

I look around and love my world, I hate my life sometimes, no it’s not the same thing, not even close. I love the world around me, even the endless construction and trash I walk by on an ordinary day. I love the grey sky, I love the shitting dog… because everything else, everything living […]

Hospital

[sitting in a hospital bed with a ragged pink bunny, talking out loud] Ever since I was little I slept with a stuffed rabbit. I have had Jellybean for as long as I can remember, he was a gift from my godparents. I had a zoo of stuffed creatures situated strategically around my small bed, […]

Before & After

Before When we were young, we knew who we wanted to be. We were told how to be and what to say. You felt punished for being different. I reveled in our strangeness… Then the years of bliss were over, we were cast out in the freezing water to reemerge on distant shores. We were […]