Category: art



and they’re right,
the best place to hide a tree is in a forest;

we spent lifetimes behind walls
clusters of blocker frequencies
designed to diminish our potential

and here we are
atoms floating in god’s amnesia

architects of our own destruction



none of it is real, baby
even you –

we’re just playing pretend
till the very end

even when i’m
believing you –

it doesn’t even matter
none of it

like a sneeze
in eternity

oh, i saw you from the corner of my eye
crawling in between the moon’s
most private thoughts

tell me about aliens
and the unexplored dimensions
of your broken heart

“And lost in pleasure at her feet he sinks,
Touching with dazzled lips her starlight hand.”

John Keats, Endymion

“Sweet witch, you are my worried guide.”

Anne Sexton, The Division of Parts

“I told her once I wasn’t good at anything. She told me survival is a talent.”

Susanna Kaysen, Girl, Interrupted

“I overcame myself, the sufferer; I carried my own ashes to the mountains; I invented a brighter flame for myself.”

Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

us vs. the world

only trust one another
hell is others,

wear your favorite dress
take in the sunshine &
savor each breath

societal strings of conditioning
are like cobwebs in our psyche
and we’re stuck crawling the
between the gapes and spirals
in fear of the invisible spider
seething in the center

            they may have cut our
wings but we can always grow
them back and learn how to fly.

even if we have to be
a part, we can still stand

        at a distance.  

“It belongs to the imperfection of everything human that man can only attain his desire by passing through its opposite.”

Søren Kierkegaard, Journals

“An action that can coexist with the autonomy of the will is permitted; one that does not accord with it is forbidden.”

Immanuel Kant, Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals

“They lived and laughed and loved and left.”

James Joyce, Finnegans Wake