Elysium gone

Blue Fringe Arts 2018

Published in the 2018 Blue Fringe Arts Short Story and Poetry Anthology. I wrote this during a during a difficult time in my life -- one of my lowest moments -- and I discovered that even the safe places in my head had been undermined. Elysium gone Within my Elysium, a promise of contentment, an expectation of happiness.             … Continue reading Elysium gone

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Wilting, withering

Blue Fringe Arts 2018

Published in the 2018 Blue Fringe Arts Short Story and Poetry Anthology. Wilting, withering Withering, withering Wilting, withering A need to forget everything. Or so I plead And, to say no more If only To find relief From agony within, Without Then the end Within sights But determined To give up, no To renew And find passion once … Continue reading Wilting, withering

Sometimes I forget how to feel

Blue Fringe Arts 2017

Published in the 2017 Blue Fringe Arts 25th Anniversary Short Story and Poetry Anthology. Sometimes I forget how to feel Sometimes I forget how to feel. And a hand lingers in front of my face as I envision every muscle movement. Fingers dancing and curling in slowly as they will against my thoughts. And as I picture my … Continue reading Sometimes I forget how to feel

The kiss, a caress, of happiness for a while

Blue Fringe Arts 2017

Published in the 2017 Blue Fringe Arts 25th Anniversary Short Story and Poetry Anthology. The kiss, a caress, of happiness for a while Sometimes, when at first light a euphoria seizes and it pleases, if only it would last until the night. For I remember the smile and therein a moment's bliss then the kiss, a caress, of … Continue reading The kiss, a caress, of happiness for a while

An Ode to Bipolar

Blue Fringe Arts 2016

Published in the 2016 Blue Fringe Arts Short Story and Poetry Anthology: Speak Out An Ode to Bipolar Into sadness, a sometimes forgotten spell. Feverish, fetish, devouring all. Yet when deprived, a fondness; so yearning and lachrymose. Of tears, weeping the flower of being. And necromancy, an embrace; a plea for answers, but soft and … Continue reading An Ode to Bipolar

The Devil’s Anvil

Blue Fringe Arts 2015

Published in the 2015 Blue Fringe Arts Short Story and Poetry Anthology. The Devil's Anvil When winter’s night dances but forlorn and forgotten memories prey. Of darkness, bitter and madness, stained. The mind bereft of laughter and happiness pulled into that Void. Waning, yet caressing thoughts that one desires and loathes the Same. The disease … Continue reading The Devil’s Anvil

Beautiful, beautiful!

Blue Fringe Arts 2015

Published in the 2015 Blue Fringe Arts Short Story and Poetry Anthology. Beautiful, beautiful! Beautiful, beautiful! earth so beautiful. To find everlasting peace. And insufferable life? Begone it all to see me smile at my funeral. But no end to torture, no. So I sink down below to Hell’s sweet icy embrace relishing forever rain, … Continue reading Beautiful, beautiful!