A Wail of Grief

Oh, brother in my dreams! Why do you haunt me? Oh, brother of mine! Why does your pain hurt me so? Oh, brother! My brother! Why did your river run dry? My tears are too many, yet they cannot refill your river's flow! Oh, brother! Dearest brother! Brother of mine!

Happy Little Lies

Happy endings are the greatest lies ever told. There is no love that does not end in grief. Love, like every other emotion, is passing. Every memory and emotion is doomed to fade away. Time and death are the ultimate truth — more powerful than any emotion we can ever hope to feel. Love envies... Continue Reading →

For Travis

In but a fleeting moment, I caught a breath of the freshest air– a glimpse of a vibrant creation. Tragic its light was so brutally extinguished. With my own eyes, I saw it. Alas, this broken soul could not touch its warmth. These restraints held too strong. * From my poetry book Restless Reflections

Book Review: Pale Highway

Pale Highway by Nicholas Conley 2015.  400 pages.  Genre: Science Fiction Final Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary: Gabriel Schist is spending his remaining years at Bright New Day, a nursing home. He once won the Nobel Prize for inventing a vaccine for AIDS. But now, he has Alzheimer’s, and his mind is slowly... Continue Reading →

Field of Despair

As the light began to fade, she found herself standing in a tall grassy field with shadows looming over the horizon. The gentle breeze played with her hair as she listened to the sound of the cicadas drown out her thoughts. She wasn’t sure why she was there. She wasn’t even sure how she had... Continue Reading →

We Never Get Snow Down Here

I watch with the morbid curiosity that comes with being twelve as they carry your body out of your apartment. The blanket is sliding off your corpse as they struggle to get you down the stairs. What happened to body bags? You helped me make cupcakes once. Cupcakes for my school bake-off sale. Now you're... Continue Reading →

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