I watch the shadows dance,
As real as pretend can be.
The ties that bind hold me steady,
The illusion of security, of stability. Continue reading Misplaced Missive #74 – Plato’s Cave
When you can’t sleep
For fear of dreaming,
And can’t act
For fear and thinking. Continue reading Misplaced Missive #52 – Wall Flower
You Can Do Better
You can do better.
he’s what you deserve…
What you’re earned
Driven by fear
And not ambition. Continue reading Moonlit Musing: Judgement Calls
I’ve come to a crossroad.
3 paths before me,
My future unsure.
3 new ways to head towards
But do I have the courage
To move forward? Continue reading Misplaced Missive #46: 4
As tears leak down embarrassed cheeks,
sliding smoothly southward,
I think of all that rolls downhill with this decision –
down goes my faith, once again…
First god, and now man,
how does one find the energy to stand
in a world that stands against you? Continue reading Election Day Revelations
“This isn’t what we do. It’s not about hatred or about death or about any of the trivial reasons the biased media is painting it around. Don’t let them twist the mission.”
“Them? This isn’t about some vague all powerful ‘them’, this is about me. About us and what we’re trying to accomplish here. We’re supposed to be sending a message to a group of people too comfortable and arrogant to read it. There’s only one choice left.” She punches downward to accentuate her point with the cracking of fist-on-desk violence. Or maybe just to stop herself from hitting me. Continue reading Free Verse – Challenge Call Response – JG
Waves caress with sighs,
infinite breaths of life unseen.
Another universe waits below,
undetected by meager tools. Continue reading Free Verse – Emergence – SD
So I’m pretty sure I mentioned last week that I’m working on a short story to submit to an online litmag contest this month. Right? Yes, here!
Five on the Fifth‘s submission deadline for their short fiction contest is looming rather large on August 31. I currently have about 1,500 words of a first draft, with a pretty clear idea of how I will set up the final act and conclude the story. I think my submission will end up finishing around 2,500 words, but I’ve been known to miscalculate projected word counts in the past. Continue reading Short Story Update – The Deadline is Coming!
The world feels like it’s turning,
or is this just how it always is?
Billions of voices yearning
for however being empowered feels. Continue reading Rock Song – Saving Ze World – SD
Make America great again.
Reverse and rewind, turn back time,
To once upon a rose colored nostalgia.
Make America – regress –
Take us back too many steps,
Led by manipulated conviction, fearful of complex fact,
No deep thoughts; all kneejerk act. Continue reading Color Schemes – Where Are We Now?