tear a hole in your chest
to let light come through
& then you will
shine like a phoenix
& live forever
Would you help me if I was in trouble?
Would you be tender?
Would you be like the good Samaritan in the bible?
Would you wipe the drool off my bruised mouth?
Would you carry me on the battlefield?
Would you feed me?
Would you listen to me talk of how I’ve wasted my life?Continue reading
I am the tramp who wanders American backroads
I am the immigrant who seeks asylum but is denied entry
I am the fool who cries at the drug rehab
I am the fortunate son who squanders wealth
I am the bus driver who drives the Greyhound off the cliff
I am the night-storm that terrorizes the Midwest
I am the space-dust that destroys satellitesContinue reading
when I’m most vulnerable
i seek the city
not looking for pity
or rations in dark sanctuaries
under dubious skiesContinue reading
in dreams, i tremble
before unseen forces
always at work behind
scenes & a screen
of smoke that masks their faces
but not beaming eyes
that stare from shadowed corners
of my brainContinue reading
locked inside, i forget myself
empires I’ve built have
crumbled like castles
made of sand
i can’t stand this forever
monotony & uncertainty
violent, crashing waves
appearing on screens
yet ever so still
symphonies of madness
with devil-eyed maestros
foaming from sad mouths