Sunday, March 29, 2015

inherit the storm

did you have to leave him?

why did you mess
with his memory?

don't you know
you're a hard act to follow

don't you know
what you did to me?

he stares
and says he trust
he wants
and says he needs
he talks
and says he's open

but there's a cloud overhead
even in skies of blue

torturing him
and me

or drift away
or disappear
or desert us

even our own misery
is better than the fallout
that you left for he
and me


Saturday, March 28, 2015


cold comfort
deep in the night

hard truths
dawning with 
the day

what you hope
is in your heart

but the reality
in your mind
can't be ignored

to let go
of your 

lower the bar
to your 

to learn to settle
for the

it's what's meant to be
to live beyond
the fairy tale


Friday, March 27, 2015

book of dreams

read to me
from the book of dreams

tell me
what my vision means

and if the definition
seem sweet

i will rush to meet
my fate

when the moonbeams 
shine again


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

15 word: doctors

are good, but scare me

to be well
means to face
my foolish fears


what's poised
between thought and pen
begins a flowing search
for what's within .....

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


waited all day
for the sound of you

lost you
in a race to the moon

wanted all day
to connect with you

missed you
on the road to a dream

connect the dots
back to my heart

if you find me
you'll see

how sketchy i was
to begin with


Monday, March 23, 2015

passed over

passing over
the dreams i had

of us

looking over
the ideas i planned

of we

walking away
from the visions
strolling away
from decision

of new

hoping for
the old
to show through

what happened
to the saga of
me and you?


sketch of her

a thunderstorm of looks
from her eyes

a waterfall of gestures
from her hands

Thursday, March 19, 2015

15 word: imma

if you don't stahp
taking all the covers
imma gonna
tickle you 'til you're blue!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

calm down

there's an
that's always
a bit out of step

a girlishness
that's always
a bit too loud

i can't predict
the times
when you'll colour
outside the lines

why can't you stop
running with glee?

calm down,
little one

and learn to be
like me


Sunday, March 15, 2015

the shadow of him in her eyes

can't look back
at what we were

i still don't understand it

can't think of you
and where we stood

i still can't face it

was i the bad one
the whole time?

did i not give you
every chance to be mine?

could your heart
ever truly turn

from the thought
of her
to the reality
of me?

how could i have
shown you
all i had

and still not see

that you never looked
at me

as any more
than a distraction

of the pain
you left behind


audio version:

Saturday, March 14, 2015

emo's lament

i wish
i was heartless

i wish
i didn't feel so much

i wish
the tears
didn't come
so readily

i wish
the pain
didn't surface
so suddenly

i wish i could find
a way to say


and know it didn't mean


Friday, March 13, 2015


it's been overcast all day....

it's the kind of a day where you want to be at a coffee shop, at a table near the window.... looking out at the world between streaks of moisture ... writing love letters in longhand ... thinking long distance thoughts...

drops of creativity mirroring city life

Thursday, March 12, 2015


What's going on?
i really don't want to talk about it.
It's ok.  Your face tells all.
great.  i've been walking around with this expression all day.
Your poor co-workers.
How can I help?
you can't. no one can.  it's all me.
Will Doritos help?
small snicker
no. even the gods of nacho and cheese can't pull me out of this.  just .... sit.  and watch me sigh a lot.  and....
hold my hand?
thanks.....when moods are deep, and full of woe... a hand to grasp is all i know.....
You're not getting all Harry Potter on me, are you?
louder snicker
no....not this week......

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

homage to conversation


uncomfortable pause

"What are you doing here?"
"well, i was in the neighbourhood, and......"
"Oh. Um...why are you wearing my favourite sweater?"
"well, it was raining, and stuff, so i ...."
"I see. Um... how did you get in?"

uncomfortable pause

"Did you pick my pocket again?"
"it's your fault. you wear them baggy old man jeans."
"Ah. So.... want some of this KFC?"
"i thought you'd never ask........"

dedicated to eric albin


i saw you clearly
through the foggy glass
i took your image to heart
and ran

as far as i could run

now what you are
is what i sketch
in the dark misery
of my loneliness

falling away to sea

stay you
and guide me
to me


Monday, March 9, 2015

dance away

how quickly
you danced
away from me

how soon
you found
someone new

how much
i cried
night after night

wishing it weren't true

what happened to me and you?

15: bashful

oh bashful boy

with eyes
that plead
for understanding

sit next to me

and trust

15 word: little time

i have

so little

to say what i want
you to know

listen fast

Saturday, March 7, 2015




all over again

were you always
this tall?

were you always
so giggly?

how different
you seem
up close

and out of dreams


Tuesday, March 3, 2015


a song
we knew
passed through my head

burying me with dread

you dedicated it to me
long ago
said it made you think
of us

how i used to trust
in the way we could be

how i used to lean
on your shoulder
so desperately trying
to transfer the deep thoughts
in my head

to your heart

what didn't start
could never be

but i didn't see then
too caught up
in the soundtrack of us

to hear the reality
of me


audio version here:

Monday, March 2, 2015


read dangerous books
read adventurous books
read old books
read new books
read e-books
read book books

just read