Everyday

Everyday I am born. Everyday I see you born. Everyday I love you and everyday you go. That’s why I must let you know today that I have always loved you. I will grow our love and share this joy just as you have grown and share your joy. My love is with you always … Read more

Hold On To Your Pillar

Everyone has a pillar inside, something strong to hang on to. Hang on to it. Sometimes the wind bears down hard and sometimes it guides. If everything could be smooth—that would be a fine dream. Hold onto a pillar and that dream, where it is smooth and each step glides and each experience arrives as … Read more

You Are Never Nothing

Everything you do affects. By merely living you have affected. From planning your arrival, through post-natal, and your formative yeas, you will alter us all and continue to affect long after you depart and your body rests. Never think you are nothing or a waste. Your living has affected us. To each is given life … Read more

Sidewalk Philosopher – The Illusion

Sidewalk philosopher. Writer holds no opinion. Edited. -4 hours sleep. I’ll write it brief, it’s late, but don’t want to burden you with a bunch of rhetoric. And if the heart goes a pitter-patter or the head gets sore, I’ll know I’m breaching some prime directive and back off. First, consider this: you’re made of … Read more

Another Little Account

Prior post, Odd Little Account. Heads up, touching on fear below. Angst alert. Life. The hollow, peering out. I have this overwhelming need for control, to never lose one. I know many here understand this, all people touch it, and in the work you do. It’s so precious, the chance at experience for each of … Read more

Grandma’s Lilacs

  I. THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain. Winter kept us warm, covering Earth in forgetful snow, feeding A little life with dried tubers. –T. S. Eliot   I round the corner of my house … Read more

What To Do With Bad Thoughts – Poet’s Perspective

Gathering to tell stories. Everybody gets bad thoughts. Sometimes they come in flashbacks and sometimes they creep in. They are dark thoughts, and they amaze ourselves. They scare us. They fascinate us. They are gulleys and pitfalls as we look for light. There is nothing wrong with having bad thoughts. There is nothing you can … Read more

Walking In A Blinkered Wonderland

Okay, see if you get this… Shop and drop drones and liquor store left turns parking lot escapade entry exit colliding spend thrift consumption kings in tow baked basket stuffing plump face rumpled plodders and crowders wanting and wailing racking up retail hole plugging sale for whatever ails ya when darkest days come and bowl … Read more

500 Unread Messages

500 unread emails? I was practicing esp. Watch. I just made a light flicker, did you notice? Ah, maybe not, but a moth noticed it somewhere. Then it was for that moth. I’m not totally up on posting etiquette, but my fellow sprites jog me to jot some notes. Follow the bouncing baphoon… I wonder … Read more

Finding A Quiet Place

  We all have a need for solace, to get away from the routine of life, seek out spirit. For me, I tromp down to the sandy shore or stroll through a nearby park, wade through a stream on the side of the road. There’s this quiet little hidden waterhole tucked away at the state … Read more

Everyday Magic – A Night Along The River

Morning, beautiful and horrid. Unknown seeps and ebbs from appreciation. Arising to hope and promise misplaced, a fear lost in sleep, until shock with reality. I miss the night when day arrives and I miss the sunshine when night sweeps in, never long enough, but I understand the visit. If all was night, I wouldn’t … Read more

ReadThisPlease Edition #8 Released

  Read This Please Online Periodical Edition #8, themed Melancholic Habitus, and all about the turmoil of inspiration. Writers, poets, artists and musicians can relate. We understand the web of angst and rumination coiling in the frontal lobe. We dive in and sort through triggers, flashbacks and mental mazes, organizing fleeting glimpses into verse, or … Read more

If Every Life Is Precious

“All creatures great and small.” “Horton hears a Who!” “Cats and rats and alligators as sure as you’re born.” And victims of catastrophe. We were walking in a field, marching, swathing, not picking our way at all. The dogs leaped and bounded. In the trees that surround the meadow were a thousand birds of all … Read more

Window Thoughts on ReadThisPlease Ed. 8

March 15, 2011 ReadThisPlease Emagazine issues Edition #8, themed Melancholic Habitus, and all about the turmoil of inspiration. Writers, poets, artists and musicians can relate. We understand the thought spaghetti of angst and rumination coiling in the frontal lobe. We dive in and sort through these flashbacks and mazes, organizing fleeting glimpses into verse, or … Read more