The eyes of hatred pierce my soul
Daggers to my side
Sliding ever so slightly into my lungs
I can’t breathe yet I can’t let you see me cry
Meet me in the dark
We have much to discuss
We’ll topple the patriarch
This society is so unjust
Meet me in the dark
I’ve been waiting so long
Is there still a spark?
Is your love for me gone?
Cloistered monks know secrets of silence.Continue reading
Ancient secrets buried, lost to time.Continue reading
spiritual growth – i used to be preoccupied with it
maybe i still am, fixated on flaws
all the ways i fall short of a standard
even saint francis couldn’t meet
on the streets, i’m incited by insights
from preachers who peddle notions
of salvation & give me holy books
i peruse by glow of lava lamps
in the comfort of compounds
where i keep my secrets
& share my miseries
I heard those seductive voices in darkness
not the ones you think
they weren’t from lipsticked-maidens
call girls nestled in hotel sheets
the voices were calls of
they called not from red-light districts
but corners of the online world
they promised secrets of
the way the world worked –
I said no thank you, sir
your secrets are safe with me
but I won’t agree
to be part & parcel
to your devious proposals.
He traversed the valley for days
seeking the ancient one who’d provide
nourishment to his ailing soul
words from a holy mouth that
would unlock secrets of his inner-being –
sloshing through thick mud, the traveler perceives him
through the fog –
the figure of the ancient man
glowing, golden in the valley of shadows.
What’s your reason for being?
In Japan, they have a word for this: ikigai
let’s ponder it, you + me – step into my office,
care for a cigar?
think about those times you wanted to end it all
before the Fall
of America – now, we live amidst the ruins
you must have a reason to keep movin’
what’s your secret?
It’s easy to believe in a conspiracy theory. It provides a simple solution to a complex question; makes you feel like you possess secret understanding.
But life is made of shades of gray – nothing in this shady world is ever entirely black or white. Traveling through uncertain terrain takes courage + an unwavering belief there’s truth to be found –
and it’s not always hidden behind layers of dishonesty.