My heart. Shut down for maintenance.
They never scolded me for taking apart the electronics. Every last screw, I’d remove them all. What wonders my young eyes would take in as I studied each of the circuit boards I undressed, With such intricate connections that I knew as life’s breath. Even I, a child, understood the complexity of what made such... Continue Reading →
Walking the Black Cat by Charles Simic 1996. 96 pages. Genre: Poetry Final Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary: Hamlet's ghost wandering the halls of a Vegas motel, a street corner ventriloquist using passersby as dummies, and Jesus panhandling in a weed-infested Eden are just a few of the startling conceits Simic unleashes in... Continue Reading →
Choice of the Cat by E. E. Knight 2004. 344 pages. Series: The Vampire Earth, Book 2 Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Speculative, Dystopian My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Summary: The alien Reapers have ruled Earth for forty-five years. David Valentine is a member of the human resistance, who is now being trained... Continue Reading →
I was not so selfish in this life. I let you go and you found your fated happiness soon after our sun had set. But next time-- for my own sake-- I must be. Should our paths cross again in our next lifetime, I shall win your heart and keep it.
I once found a token in the sand. Engraved on it was “Passion”. “Passion…” I whispered as longing caressed me. and my head felt on a high as I held it in my hand. For I knew there was an arcade game, that took Passion tokens just ahead. I knew a single token was good... Continue Reading →
Most days, I'm good. I can get by and only think of you once— maybe twice— as a passing thought. Then there are days like today. When the breeze picks up and the rain draws near. When the leaves have all fallen and colder weather is here. I need a jacket— No— a blanket and... Continue Reading →
Even friendships cross the finish line.