A Path

deepening coldness

of darkest night, in solace; 

hot tea, warm cookies

pain acutely felt

living among the burdens

of loose ends untied

bound by silver screen

imagination grounded

minus soul, escaping

direction clearly

invisible to shadow

seeking in learning


unfolding in ratios

beyond the divine

within each being

cries the voice of inner light

yearning for release

displaying one’s love

unafraid of consequence

path to happiness

Ukiyo-e Art, Japanese Art, Woodcut Old 11





Diatribe of the Fallen Knight

Found this cleaning out an old storage container. Not sure when it was written but it clearly came from a dark place.

The final campaign began some time ago

The foe outside was fierce
but the one within was like fire.

Ruthless the fighting when it commenced,

more painful still the moments between.

For weeks much more than blood was shed,

casualties piled over hills and into the sky

as tears flowed ever and continue still.

But the final play once begun,

must soon draw to a close.

All lost for the one side,

Darkness thriving on the other.

Alone now is the last warriorpreparing within for the end.

“May this sword swiftly release

my life as it has many others.

May the spirit inside escape quickly,

but not with the speed of cowardice.”

The enemy approaches from every angle,

“May the world after bring peace to

this much endured soul.as I depart, leaving love behind,

wondering why it failed to conquer hate.”

The sun dips low as shadows wrap around the horizon,

In silence. He falls.

Flutter by, butterfly,

Teach me how to dream.

The things you’ve seen,

The trips you’ve been,

Upon your little wings.

What was it like on the ground,

Before your life went upside down?

Hung up from the leaves of trees

Til the day you emerged, free.

How much further can you go

Now that motion’s not so slow?

How much of the view has changed,

Now that structure’s rearranged?

Oh butterfly, as you flutter by,

So high up in the sky,

You’re on my mind

So please be kind,

As I learn to fly