Bearing Witness in AZ

I bear witness to a different culture, like living in another country, where skin color and sexuality define a person, of willful ignorance and hurtful actions. I bear witness and am subjected to, a redneck calling a man a “flaming homosexual” right before she climbs into her lifted F-350 and burns a gallon of fuel …

Entropy

Time moves as I move and as you move and as the cold moves to the warm as form moves to fill the void of order over chaos but fails because the law of order falls outside of me and I cannot be less than unless another me is greater than I am I am …

Playing Darts

A friend once threw a dart at me with enough conviction for the tip to pass through my cheap blue jeans and embed itself an inch into my leg he was spun out on meth, it was day 3 of 5, he hadn’t looked where the dart was going I admire his resolve, his follow …

China doll

She moves like I imagine angels in heaven move, like water, seeming to ignore the laws of nature. China doll face, soulless mess, a body you can almost taste with a simple touch, lost in the darkness of her own twisted mind. She moves through life the way she moves across the room, drawing eyes …

Smoke and mirrors

You want your Bible, I want my sanity. God is your pill, your drug to make the sky blue and the heavens bright, at the cost of your clarity, your peace of mind, my piece of mind sees the smoke and the mirrors. Logic fails God, reason fails religion and those failures are your convictions, …

She sits…

She sits drinks her drink sees the table beneath her empty glass remembers the day when her glass was never empty She sits wishes for another chance at the youth she wasted chasing attention down dark alleys mornings spent trying to piece together the night She sits feeling something something different and new she cannot …