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Trust Me

Posted: December 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

It’s a short hop from it’s not you it’s me
to I think we should see other people
I need more space
space which you do not occupy

please don’t be offended
again it’s not you it’s me
I’m… I don’t know… it’s complicated
I’ve got stuff going on

things are a little weird right now
I need time to work things out
I just… anyway it’s not you it’s me
you’re great I don’t deserve you really

you’re better off without me
you need a chance
to find somebody who’s right for you
I’m not right for you

I’m not right for anyone
or maybe I’m right for everyone
maybe that’s the problem
that’s my nature

I guess you can’t change who you are
Right?
I’m doing you a favor really
I care about you too much to go on this way

I respect you I do
I just hope we can still be friends
trust me
it’ll be more fun this way.

 

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Front Page News

Posted: December 16, 2017 in Uncategorized

this is karma this is blowback
the crescent sun rises burns the horizon
illuminating a chaos of our creation
black smoke spiraling into a legion of jinn
eager to grant unspoken wishes
The Empire of Mind manifest
reaping what we’ve sewn

the eternal bumper crop of war
seeds germinated in case-hardened hearts
planted in desert sands
how can this grow?
it seems almost effortless
the rain fell the rest just happened
unintended consequences of unguarded desire

happens seemingly at the push of a button
it’s too easy to avoid feels too good to stop
the impulse is to assert our selves
our motives must count for something
our intent lost in the disconnect
without clarity there is confusion
we make it manageable and accept the losses

Patient Zero

Posted: December 14, 2017 in Uncategorized

Misunderstood vampire begging for a stake through the heart
trying to make nice make light of the moment spare everyone’s feelings
and still they come at you with pikes and torches.

A mob shows no mercy grows one by one via a vector direct from you
it is a plague and you are patient zero you are a viral revulsion
infected and infecting the instant you look one other dead in the eye.

You should have been true and direct
the kindness you exhibited was really your need to be liked and accepted
it seemed like a good way to avoid being burned at the stake.

The Denouement

Posted: December 13, 2017 in Uncategorized

I used to reassure myself directly in relation
to the number of friends I believed I had.

I thought of them as wealth
a hedge against loneliness security from solitude.

I counted my relationships as accomplishments
rewards earned for good effort put forth.

By my deeds of friendship shall they know me
such careful constructs cannot endure.

There are no control mechanisms
I wrote a script they improvised.

A wise director knows when to cede control
the play unfolds with or without him.

The epic I envisioned ends with too few characters on stage
I applaud myself for realizing the denouement before the curtain falls.

confusion continues

Posted: December 12, 2017 in Uncategorized

untethered commencement great bodies in motion
reversal of orbit reversal of fortune
are we not all fortune’s fools
only those who heed the calendar too intently
best look beyond the numbers
the grids that confine and present them
follow the forces beneath the physics

undercurrents of time
primal patterns traced with starlight
charting the constellations we become mystics
memory speaks to our children’s children
who recall not our names but our deeds
echoes of which are heard today
yet the confusion continues

Embrace Winter

Posted: December 9, 2017 in Uncategorized

There is a cold wind out of the Northwest
I embrace winter before it embraces me
Manufacturing plausible scenarios from less poetic reality

Abandonment of ritual
The gift of frugality
A disbelief in coincidence

I forgive your sins for they are my own
Moreover it makes me less prone to panic attacks

Keep It To Yourself

Posted: December 7, 2017 in Uncategorized

Keep it to yourself it’s heroic not to let on
Bear up under the mantle of protection your pose affords you
You know a strong silent death waits

But death awaits us all
And you take with you everything you’ve hidden along the way
And you are the only mystery remaining