If your eyes are too tired for reading, let your ears do the work with these readings of poetry and fiction written by me and Julisa Wilson, read by Alexander Smith on this Creative Writing Outloud podcast.
How long can a man goOut of sync with his species?What has value for othersIs worthless to meAnd what has meaning for meFalls on deaf earsEven the strongest connections are becoming frayedI don’t recognize my heartMaybe the problem supersedes speciesMaybe I need to see beyond the kingdom of animals If I could be a treeContinue reading “Tree Jealousy”
Now that it’s over I want to let goMemories burn like a flame through the snowIt doesn’t feel like it was so long agoMemories torture as only they canBroken hearts rattle like rocks in a can It’s hard to imagine you’re even a manWhen that used to be all you could know Somebody said thatContinue reading “Now That It’s Over”
Dizzy and down, feeling that sickly centripetal pull, circling the draindon’t let my weight pull you downI would walk to your door, kneel down on your floor, and beg you to take pity on me if pity was the medicine I needI don’t need foodI don’t need water I don’t need airI don’t need words WhenContinue reading “I Savor The Pain You Cause Me – Circling The Drain”
It starts early and it never stopsIf anything, it gets more intense over timeThere’s no avoiding this curseThere’s no escaping this blessingI’ve resigned to feed the flame until my fuel is spentFor you, childI pretend to be more than I amI believe every lie I canI wouldn’t know you if we met todayBut I wouldContinue reading “I Savor The Pain You Cause Me – Sand”