Tunnel Vision

There are times in my life when things get especially hard, when the weight of the world crushes down on my shoulders, back and chest. When it gets hard to swallow and the tears threaten to break forth. When the world outside is cold and unforgiving. Now, feels like one of those times. It’s a…

No Time At All

It’s been a while, I know. But then again, a while is subjective, isn’t it? The same goes for a minute. Although it’s really just 60 seconds Out of an infinite number of seconds We say it when we feel like it’s been much longer. But a minute is finite Just like the days, months…

Escape Into the World

Now feels like as good a time as any To escape into the world To explore the far reaches That are anywhere but here Where the required learning Requires much unlearning And instead, instead Find a place that’s already been found But has yet to be found by you And you And you And you…

Day of Birth

On this day Twenty-seven years ago I was brought into this world I assume I had a thoughtful picture Of what my life would be like at 27 When I was 15 or 20 or even 25 I’m glad I can’t recall what that picture was Because now I can make this year anything I…

Today…

Today. Today is the 1st. Today is the first day of the new year. Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Make 2018 remember you. I plan on making it remember me.

This Too Shall Pass

Sometimes my brain feels like fire Sometimes my brain turns to mush Sometimes I feel like I’m drowning Sometimes I feel like I’m hushed Sometimes my mind turns to overdrive Sometimes my mind, I can’t trust Sometimes I feel like not talking Sometimes I feel like a bust But other times I feel like I’m…

Love in the Time of Hannibal

*** when in doubt, aka writer’s block, write what you know. And what I know is Hannibal*** Of all the television that I’ve watched in my day, not a single show has stuck with me the way NBC’s Hannibal (2013) has. For those unfamiliar, Hannibal, based on the characters by Thomas Harris, tells the story…

2016 Film Rankings

“Every night I cut out my heart. But in the morning it was full again.” – The English Patient   In February of 1996, The English Patient, a story of a fateful love affair told in flashbacks, won Best Picture. 20 years later, in February of 2016, Moonlight, a chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and adulthood…

I Can See It…

When my eyes are closed, I can see it. The orange lights shining on the horizon The thunderous mountains just beginning to emerge The wind whipping through my hair As my feet pound the pavement Step after ever present step When my eyes are closed, I can see it. The feel of fingers in hair Eyelashes fluttering…

The Light of Day

We bury ourselves in the light of day Slowly shifting deeper than six feet under When the falling night comes our way The only sound of encroaching thunder We bury ourselves nice and neat And wait for the rain to render our defeat