Flowers for Billy and Rose

Screaming echoed throughout the ward as a visitor was buzzed in. “Come in. He’s ready,” said the nurse, her demeanor disinterested and unaffected by the chaotic shrieking all around her. The woman followed the nurse into the dormitory where a young man was sitting on the bed, face buried in his hands. He looked up, […]

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The Quiet One

The quiet one stares, at nothing in particular. The loud one sings, with verbosity and goodness, but the timing is unclear, and the fans of love, dance lightly to a devil’s beat. So the quiet one speaks, barely above a whisper, “What is the song?” But it may or may not be there. If it’s […]

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The truth about Sarah

The truth about Sarah is that she didn’t know what pill to take when they told her that she had anxiety, so she took the green ones instead of the blue. The blue pills would’ve made her slow, but the green ones made her fast. They were so strong that she ended up jumping out […]

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Demons like me

Demons like me sip beer Whilst the dancing beauty flirts, her midnight eyes gazing seductively, through glasses made of iron. Drinking the amber makes me stupid, But I already was when I touched her hips, that denied me my basic right, turned my privilege of want, into a fantasy of delusion, Sorting through memories, I […]

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Strangers

Strangers tell me stories, Visualizing death. Strangers who know, What it means to be afraid And to care, But to forget it all, In the midst of hails of bullets. Strangers tell me lies, The lie is not subjective. And then say it was a game, It means nothing. Strangers with familiar faces, sing this […]

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If you could see me now

If you could see me now, My glistening failures, My prominent despair. If you could see me now, through this tiny hole, through this lens of gold. If you could see me now, With my vibrant tears, with my bleak hopes. If you could see me now, Would you say “well done”? Would you say […]

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Self-deceit (poem)

When I make love to the universal clause, I sometimes forget myself. When I lose heart and ground to sadness, I discover that nothing remains the same. When I deliver a sermon of righteous indignation, I realize I only have myself to blame. When I try to forget what I said last night, I remember […]

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Forgiveness

Listening to Heroin, While sipping on Kool Aid, In the darkest rooms, While my mother waits for my father, and my father waits for his son. His son, His seed, It drains my conscience, But I gave up thinking, When I decided on the knee jerk reaction. I want it back, That warm feeling, I […]

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Thinking on her dreams (Poem)

My faults, reflected within her, mirror my discomfort. As I gaze at deep lakes, pools of bliss and goodness, nothing but lies. What more can I offer? What more is there to me? I ask myself. On those windy evenings, When she is right here, but so distant. I dreamed this tale would end, But […]

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Hollywood Blues

Hollywood Boulevard stretched out in front of me like a rubber band, and it was empty on a Sunday morning. The only people on the street now were the destitute. They looked at me with sunken eyes, asking me for change or a cigarette. I had both, but gave neither and walked away with my […]

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