Introspection

I Used To Be Human

Well, I’m half the man I used to be(This I feel as the dawn)(It fades to gray)Well, I’m half the man I used to beHalf the man I used to be~Nirvana Today, 17 May 2020, would have been the rare convergence of my Mother’s birthday with Mother’s Day. It would have been a day of […]

The Art is Seething

The Art is Seething

Perhaps my art would percolate to the surface if I could paint with any sense of visual acuity. But I’ve stood at the blank canvas for so long the paint has dried on the palette into crusty cakes as useless to the brush as I am to mankind…

Emotional Dysfunction

Emotional Dysfunction

Controlling or managing our emotions is actually a severe form of disconnection, or a way of avoiding what is really going on. ~Audree Tara Sahota I have a severely dysfunctional relationship with my emotions. For years, I tried to reason them away as the enemy of rational thinking, the epitome of humanness. I emulated the […]

Life Lightning

Life Lightning

Humans tend to see only frozen moments, not the flow of things. ~Kathleen O’Neal Gear When Darwin’s momentous theory could not be validated by his postulated long series of incremental modification transforming one species into another, the eminent scholar Stephen J. Gould, posited a theory where change occurred in an evolutionary flash followed by a […]

Watching The Campfire

Watching The Campfire

Of all the human emotions, loneliness ranked third only to hatred and love as the most powerful. ~Betty Webb Looking over the carnage of my life, I realize I’ve almost always been plagued by feelings of inadequacy driving me to isolationism felt in my soul as loneliness. Not because I was not loved, rather because […]

My Dense Fog

My Dense Fog

The best contemporary art…portrays an object’s inner life, not confining itself to the objects outward shape. ~Betty Webb These creations of mine I loosely call art manifesting as my photos, thousands and thousands, my two score old acrylics, the planned (pipe dream?) watercolors sitting idle in a stack of out of sight, out of mind […]

Rat’s Eyes

Rat’s Eyes

A filthy rat looked at me as if it wanted to seduce me. ~Carlos Fuentes I see more rats in Chicago than I did while living in India. There, they were mostly, if not all, crushed pancake flat by vehicles taking on a two dimensional, almost photo like existence were it not for the flies […]

A Creative Environment

A Creative Environment

Everything in the desert originates from the same Point somewhere on the periphery ~R. Russell McGuire For the past month, I’ve seated myself outside my office in the pre-sunrise hours and meditated in the silence before humanity flowed into the city from the outlying neighborhoods and suburbs carried in by glass and steel caterpillars. Lately, […]

Hell’s Cage

Hell’s Cage

Tools with which to pick the lock on the cage of self. ~Philip Connors I hide from myself yet know not that I am hiding. I seek contentment in the external not realizing happiness is hidden within the cage I locked to hide myself from myself during the seasons I simultaneously ran from and toward […]

Illusory Wisdom

Illusory Wisdom

In the same region that the owl is called death, it is also called wisdom, not that the two are exclusive of each other. ~Craig Childs The older I get, the wiser I become…I think I am becoming. Is this a sign of growing wisdom opening insight into new realities or an inability to see […]

My Examined Life

My Examined Life

The unexamined life is not worth living. ~Socrates Are there others in the world like me, for whom, writing is an act of survival? AAA is a mechanism for those weak in the knees for alcohol to stay sober. Writing is similar to me in that my daily practice staves off my personal demons. It […]

Unhappy Rains

Unhappy Rains

Rains are waiting beyond the window, rains that are always sad. Was there ever a time when rains were happy? ~Shariar Mandanipour I can never recall a time when I was happy to see rain. Never ever. Not even one time. I’ve been battling rains all Summer those so this season seems worse than most. […]

Last Chance Lick

Last Chance Lick

To feel lonely is a failure to see All the gifts that surround you Open your eyes The world waits your embrace. ~Teresa Gallion There was a time when I was conscious of being alone and of my loneliness. I lived a terrible fright, avoided the light for fear it would illuminate my imperfections exposing […]

Parallel Presences

Parallel Presences

I hear someone who follows me, sobbing to me With a sad voice rotted by time. ~Pablo Neruda Whenever my mind travels, and it travels frequently, I sense a parallel presence sashaying in time with my mental opusculums. It is an agitation awakening dormant sepia shadows, a pickle invading a cabbage patch, a persona non […]

Rebellious Rebel

Rebellious Rebel

I am interested in anything about revolt, disorder, chaos, especially activity that seems to have no meaning. ~Jim Morrison Why is it some are born with a spirit of rebellion kicking and screaming from the cradle to the grave, sometimes early grave, while others are of compliance rarely making a rebellious wrinkle in the smooth […]

My Own Personal Hell

My Own Personal Hell

I think you still love me, but we can’t escape the fact that I’m not enough for you. ~Haruki Murakami Beginning with my entrance into the phase of the horny teenager, I’ve spent my life seeking a relationship in which I feel loved enough to be myself without fear of rejection, of not being enough […]

Averageish

Averageish

I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying. ~Oscar Wilde I like to think I am clever, a witty person imbued with above normal intelligence but then I remember I graduated university with just over a B average and there were many with higher GPAs than […]

Revelation Revealed in Punctuated Equilibrium

Revelation Revealed in Punctuated Equilibrium

Revelation comes when needed not when requested. ~Mr. Wednesday Maybe it is senescence at work gifting me wisdom. Maybe it is finally pulling my head out of ass that allows me to stumble over perspicacity. More likely, senescence wisdom let me know my head was up my ass and awareness of the stench forced me […]

72 Virgin Guns

72 Virgin Guns

I don’t understand the male obsession with scoring a virgin. Unless it is the fragile male ego afraid he won’t ‘measure up’ to past lovers so seeks a person who has no reference to laugh in his face. I think that’s why Islam entices martyrs with hte promise of 72 virgins. The need for virgins […]

Born a Misfit

Born a Misfit

You’re a misfit, afraid of yourself, so you run away and hideYou’ve been a misfit all your lifeWhy don’t you join the crowdAnd come inside So take a good look aroundThe misfits are everywhere Now you’re lost in the crowdYet, still, go our own way Every dog has his day~Kinks Everyone is born a misfit, […]

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