Long Cold Shadows

Long Cold Shadows

Being deeply loved by someone gives strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage. ~Lao Tzu At what point does the courage derived from being “In Love” cross the bridge and become an obsession, the needs of the self slaying the person desired?

No Bleeding Heart

No Bleeding Heart

I write to you and my tears are the ink. ~Jaume Cabré I was riding my bicycle on LSD, that’s the Lake Shore Drive trail, not the mind-expanding chemical though I do wonder at the mind-enhancing experience of riding LSD on LSD. Although, my mind does seem to elevate to higher planes during long rides […]

Value of a Kiss

Value of a Kiss

I, no longer young, Know what a kiss is worth. ~Mary Oliver What is a kiss worth? Ten bucks paid to a junkie prostitute with rotting teeth jonesing for a fix more accustomed to sucking and fucking than the intimacy of lip-smacking? Sixty thousand dollars when wrapped around the illusion of love perpetrated by a […]

A Flower Thrown Into The Air Does Not Stay There

A Flower Thrown Into The Air Does Not Stay There

America was conquered, but not discovered, the men who arrived with a religion to impose and dreams of gold never really knew where they were, and that this discovery is still taking place. ~Eduardo Galeano The above quote made little sense to me until I saw the concept in terms of a relationship with a […]

Superficial Human Connections

Superficial Human Connections

I can’t wrap my mind around people caring that much about me. ~America Ferrera I don’t feel lovable. It has been that way for as long as I can remember. I would prefer to think it is because others lack the fortitude to love a person as complicated as the twisted canyons one must navigate […]

A Hungry Heart

A Hungry Heart

She looked pained in her sleep. Was the pain inflicted by a bad dream or fear, upon waking, the nightmare would begin? ~David Olson Her lungs heave and hollow in long, rhythmical waves, cresting, falling in equal measure but different rates. The tide rises and falls at the behest of the moon seeking to kiss […]

Rubbing Raw Nerves

Rubbing Raw Nerves

How much strength does it take to climb atop the world and not give a damn? ~Remi Kanazi I have been climbing the mountain for 58 years and still the summit is beyond my ability to grasp intellectually, emotionally, physically, spiritually. Or, it may be that I have blindly crested the summit and am in […]

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