Thursday, June 9, 2016

Kite Strings

vice grip
heavy breathing  
jack rabbit heart
staying closer than close
tangled limbs
tangled fingers
tangled like kite string
are you high?
we must be high 
staying put 
stay put
put together
pulled apart
we're putting this together 
the feeling is mutual
rapid fire
quick secession 
all the good bits 
higher than a kite 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Knit Living

flash flood, dive right in
flounder - skim the surface
float about, row row row my boat
a different kind of ease
a frenzied intuition pulling...
at the threads, keepin' close
the knitting to a different outfit
an overcast of different proportions
something suddenly missing
now found in a flash flood
reality you hear me?
light arrival,
easy going.
living living this, so present.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Promises of a Cool-Sided Pillow

The kind of sleep that 
doesn't quite grab you
Hovering just above the
ticking of the clock 
Swimming amongst a
sound that is surely 
sure to be alarmed 
Just outside yourself
with one foot behind
Reality becoming dreams
and then quickly tumbling
into nightmares with trick
doors that don't bring you
back to the surface 
You're in such a good place
right in the warm spot with 
the promise of a cool-sided pillow
Maybe breakfast in bed…
Wide awake and wild eyed
Half remembering yet half asleep 

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Chiclet Chit Chat

Charming trouble. 
Fishing for a loophole.  
Fire foxtrot, you dancing?
Constellation connections,
cosmic dots are festering. 
Chiclet chit chat,
the smallest bits of flavor. 
All throne, no game;
would you like to have seat?
Bedazzled embezzlement,
shuffling the information. 
Using up all the space, 
fun filing all the goodie bags
from parties we haven't RSVP'd to. 
Invitations lost in the mail,
friend request pending…

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

You're Looking Mighty Feline

curiosity killed the cat 
you're lookin' mighty feline
rushing towards something
you're not even sure 
you're interested in...
if you could string 
together a sentence that
ends in a question mark
providing you information
then maybe, then maybe
you're running through the
scenarios in your head
the possibilities endless 
made up and ultimately far from any realities
did the same cat that got your tongue
suffer a death brought on by an inquiry?

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Care Breeds

and the care breeds within 
a terrible little mechanism
it inhales in a space inside
never frequented by choice
nestled closely to the reservoir 
of combined uneasiness
living in the same spot
yet never crossing the line
a cocktail of dislike and unpleasantness
laced with the desire to fight
the mind rapid fires all the facts
clinging to the favorable ones
the unfavorable attaching themselves
a powerful force demanding a reaction
both fight and flight
doing both causes serve disheartening
the unacceptable thing to do 
is to accept the unacceptable
things happening to you

Monday, April 4, 2016

Activate Your Self Activism

Flounder in their personality

Let their manners continue their dance 
On the edge of obliteration 

Quit the volley of banter that cools their soul 
eases their mind and leaves you right on edge
 — what's the point
That feeling in the gut is true 
Listen to your body
While your heart and mind argue

You will know if it is good for you 
to stay or better for you to go
Stop with the self harm
Activate your self activism
Body language, ain't just a sign for two

Monday, March 28, 2016

Palpable Identities

i can hear your smile at a frequency
in tuned with my pulse
flicking the headlights on and out

a percussion washes away any happenstance 
confirms a link made of palpable identities

a surge of contact
an instant connection
tethered by double knotted shoelaces
but still causing a trip
a stumble
dragging my feet over these thoughts of you

Sunday, March 20, 2016

No Mercy To Give

be that kind of weather the demands em to toughen up
charity for your clarity, an oasis of fierceness
feisty trouble, will throw punches
towel dry the strategy
remain unfiltered - bring a constant strain of terror
different brand, different effect, louder decibel
showing no mercy for there is no mercy in me to give
if you're watching
you'll see
hurricane massacre daydream
cable TV live stream
brought to you not by whomever you thought i'd be

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Plantation of Sociables

it was enchanting being so unaware
of everything, so loud and so bright,
happening in our immediate atmosphere,
yet being so plugged into what was
happening to someone else.
they becoming your personal celebrity,
you the adoring fan. cherishing their hobbies
as if you truly cared about collecting
trinkets and naming them after dead presidents. there was a colossal weight lifted on and off your shoulders while consuming their interactions with the world. a swift plantation of social endeavours. a Like for a Like, a share for a share. the virtual game of spin the bottle but instead of kissing you were reeling in the glow of your mobile phone, tucked safely in your own bed - alone and unkissable. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Reasoning For The Seasoning

Educated guess, still shots in the dark —
no matter how much
intellect you got on light
Feeling the ideas, the idea of a feeling
A heave of information
mixes with the notion of fact
the possibilities of creativity
all blooming in reality
An influx of fiction
tucked into all of our pockets;
researching in the clouds…
a mobile location for plotting
Reasoning for the seasoning of the times
Shake and bake, what's your best guess?

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Top Button Cool

he keeps his cool under his collar
strategically nestled right near his pulse
a steady stream of verbal 
confidences are kept under wraps
his eyes retrain the imminent
frenzy of his presence 
a game of tug-o-war unfolds
suddenly you're involved
without a single touch
willing that top button to come undone
unravel all that cool, show me what you got

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Juicy Fruit Condolences

Pepsi cola day dream, 
a pop culture massacre
dipping sauce opportunity 
juicy fruit condolences 
sugar high multiply 
the chances of your cavities 
television mind melt
Internet hurricane
an avalanche of typos
justified italicizes
quotation mark expressions
cyber bouquet
all the best wishes a keyboard can sprout
becoming the source
the outlet
the editor
the translator of your cliff notes

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Nightlife Preserver

liquor smile pulling the strings

exuberant exchanges by the glassful

liquid courage, no fear of drowning

preserver of the nightlife 

cocktail napkins as a sign of surrender

cases of empties, last call, lights out

put up your dukes

drinking your struggles or your passions?

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Cite Your Guts

Phrases on the threshold of an audience, 
buoying between friends and foes. 
A gentle glide into subtle honesty, 
no backhanded compliments, 
nothing complimentary today. 
Punctuated silences broken 
by the churning of brains. 
Mulling over the statements, 
honing in on what needs clarification. 
An essay stacked with truths and no citations, 
can you cite the heart 
or better yet the guts 
or even so a conscience? 
Etched into the current state of living 
with a new backbone, unveiling a relic of possibilities. 

Friday, March 4, 2016

Uncontrollably Strapped

eager mind, washing quickly
i think you get it
not very good with actions
so many things being said
want to try and confirm
do you know where the placement is
right on the edge
get there
involved and evolving
turning away
an assortment of words
no toppings, no spread
a buffet of 'don't knows'
strapped or controlled?

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Absentminded Takeout

is our novelty wearing off yet
break the transmission 
take all you want
easy living when you're just escaping
takeout containers for your most precious possessions
conveniently absentminded 
of your own investigation
rummage around
see what you come up with
anything worth it
anything wanted
nick the surface
draw a little heat
recoil from the attention
flee, flee, flee

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Pints of Realization

An atmosphere resides north of your brow, where thoughts percolate and drip-drop into constellations. You connect the dots over time, take a mental snapshot of its location. Searching for an answer you travel south of your sharp clavicle and listen to the morse code beating from your chest. The sync is perfection. You feel murky south of the beat in the depths of unmarked territory. Misdiagnosed as the stomach, not quite certain where the X falls on the map but here is where the butterflies live. And as they flutter and fizz, the atmosphere takes notice. Adapts to your circuitry and makes a decision that lines up in your throat, protected by your teeth.
Pour with discretion. 

Settling Self Scores

a constant demand of settling scores,
adding and subtracting the little things
the human ambition of empathy and
the consequences of throwing stones
is so much greater than our eyes implore,
but to be oneself - excelling to a point of
truth, what a beautiful notion..
to be yourself on the cusp of everyone
trying to be someone else, a light
creeps through the cracks, we've
all got em, life is bound to knock
you around a bit,
the strength acquired is mighty,
but how are you going to react?
for the reaction to action is
begging you to be the best version of
yourself, whoever that is, invitation sent,
you've got to embrace that person you've always been.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Hovering Over The Unfriend Button

the weight of your deprecation rests heavy 
inside a small cavity never before explored.
you have become a dangerous jaw breaker
colourful and inviting, sugary sweet...
yet time consuming and actually quite painful.
picking the petals, searching for an answer...
a revolving door of banter that never seems
to actually matter, words rushing out of mouths
and passing through the canal but never
hitting the important spots 
none of the actualities being absorbed.
there is a distinctive disinterest cultivating 
amongst a jury of peers that are hovering
over the Unfriend button.