May 23, 2013

american black

every conflict
a scar
marks the occasion
the distinction of the event
reveals a piece of its life
a painful line
carves beneath skin
blood escapes through slits
soaks cotton until the warmth blend the two
in the years to come
a scar takes on its own personality
creates its own myth
modified slightly
with each retelling of the story.

May 22, 2013

elephant gun

the mischief man
runs towards shiny objects
the road to riches
precious gems
gold emeralds.
a queen stops in his path
and in the absence of logic
he becomes a man
travels the globe.
the queen handles business.
at points
their paths intersect
seconds at a time
then back to diverging roads.
maybe one day
two will become one
leaving enough time for both to enjoy.

May 21, 2013


without smiles
acts of kindness
trying to keep ice veins.

May 20, 2013

old shepherds

do more with looks than words
tonal savants
understand ripples and breezes
flow like a palm
bend to the desires of now.
old shepherds
coarsely teach the new
believe in tough love
know that the future rests on their shoulders
so with a light laugh
strong arm
they lead the way.

May 19, 2013

dark night, bright city

it starts the same
ends the same
thirst for interaction
connect to another
wishing that the ecstasy of the night
overflows into the day
cascades into happily ever after
but the nights and days are the same soundtrack
looped over alcoholic beverages
minimal light
leads everyone into false hope
a false
reality sits at a reserved table
watching the pieces fall
with no one to collect.

May 2, 2013

Men Being Men

A glimpse into the lives of four fathers and their boys.