For the Folk in The Cheap Seats

If I always looked to see if my hands were shaking first If I always took a full deep breath through the nose exhaling through the mouth first If I always considered the collateral damage of my actions first then I wouldn’t have ever learned a fucking thing in this life or had a damn…

Amor Fati

At 6, I was left with some relatives while my mom was in prison, and my father’s sister who was 11 used to hit me all of the time because she didn’t want to baby-sit me. Feel that. Someone tweeted to me the comment your blog is cool. Feel that. And yet somehow I still…

Bruce Lee

A broken down Greyhound Stuck in Birmingham Chopsticks for Bobbi pins Nothing but hand me downs Babysitting at 10 Running through the hood In nothing but Underoo’s Mom liked being used Given away, nowhere to stay Molestation attempts fueled by booze God doesn’t see any of this Torture isn’t news Excelling at academics No praise,…

Drowning Fishes

I can’t write about me from your point of view I have no idea why you do what you do This means I’ve never ever really known you How come you can’t just say, “Yeah, we’re through?” It’s not your fault you want to keep the door open I’m obviously the one who should get…

Orville and Wilbur

I met the dude who liked apologizing and the one who only ever lied and I met the one who thought he was a pimp and the one who secretly tried I met the cute one with the fetishes and the ugly one who told jokes I met the one who threw around a ‘lil…

Hallowed

He fucks with my soul on purpose and it’s terribly beautiful, like a forgotten handmade lace couch arm sized doily from a bygone era tea stained, singed and smoked black on the edges crumbling and frail abandoned in a spiderweb covered box out of sight still covered in sugar and I let him fuck with…

Literally Gay

Nary a worry, Nary a care Happy go lucky, lighter than air Feeling fine in this skin of mine Sun will always shine if I’m there A hop skip jump and I’m on my way The only day I’m living is today Nary a problem, Nary a woe Life can barely contain my soul Feeling…

Young Dionysus’ Momma

Try not to panic. Stay calm. All of the best decisions are made while calm. Even if things don’t go according to plan, when you make a calm decision, either way you will learn/grow from it. Typically, what has worked for me, is when I have a big decision to make about something, I make…

Lady Mallowan

So I have no illusions that you will actually read this… although you might if I post to my blog since that is your “go to” for news on what I am thinking about and doing with my life but in all honesty, it doesn’t matter one way or the other. The point of me…

At just over 8000 steps…

I close my eyes only to keep myself going and suddenly I’m on a beach that I don’t recognize but it’s perfect. Only about 68 degrees Fahrenheit because I don’t know any better. The ocean is to the left of me and I can feel the east coming. The sun is shining on me and…