Permanent

Silence amplified A light goes out across the state The last it'll ever see Breathing in cigarette smoke Still cleaner than the air No tears, no sorrow, nothing The emptiness of one's own truth Surrounded by lies Strung out city lights black out the sky No point in looking north No point at all One … Continue reading Permanent

Salt and Smoke

Look into the eyes of god Windows to the bold You are a wildfire As good as gold Belonging to the flowers Sparked by your own modesty I have so few dreams And you, far too many A punch in the gut A kick in the teeth What do you do When you think of … Continue reading Salt and Smoke

Apnea

From sky to earth, my defenses crumble Broken bricks hiding their hollowness An ode to man's mortal failing Is it just me or when did I become a man Youthful, long night drives Time used to feel fine like sand Whispering through trees Dancing, slipping through my hands Your hair got caught in the branches … Continue reading Apnea

Badlands

A valley of heartache. A simple yet unyielding low point. I have the power to move mountains but I stand still. Basking in the beautiful, dead wasteland. Watching flowers turn to ash in controlled burns. Taking whatever hard teaching I'm supposed to learn. Maybe learning that what I'm doing is wrong. Finding that I'm the … Continue reading Badlands