Poem: Crash Pad Laundromat

In the middle of the night When not a soul is stirring I slip into the bright white lights And hear washing machines whirling Empty now, a space I spy And bend down to my task Notice in the corner of my eye Clandestine shadow masks A form of man who barely moves And smells … Continue reading

Poem: The Night is a Lonely Beast

The night is a lonely beast With snow that falls like flowers Wrapping city in cold quiet Falling like deathly showers Rap music on radio Textures under brush Paint it red and rusted Destroy it with my touch Empty is this room Dark is in my heart Light only creates shadow Black is now this … Continue reading

I Guess the Good Times are Over

Note: this was pre-scheduled for posting after being written last night. The past few weeks has been a depressing epilogue to the past few months of my life. After a summer of tattooing and campaigning, life since tattooing and the election have weighed heavy upon my heart, soul, and body. My eyes are failing, my … Continue reading

Poem: My City Ain’t Romantic

My city ain’t romantic It’s not Paris in the Spring Streets not filled with laughter And the joy it brings There is no painted sunset On golden sandy beach No wandering through Paradise It’s too far out of reach Instead, we walk on quiet trails And turn our faces to the sun Along shimmering water … Continue reading

Poem: I Dream in the Daytime

I dream in the daytime At night, I only sleep My heart is full of promise But hope is my own to keep Everywhere is a colour If only in my eyes Look up from the gutters See the stars hang in the skies Music makes me dance But in ways none will see A … Continue reading

Poem: Gothic State of Mind

Somewhere, we are languishing But not always together Hiding in our darkness In a room of rainy weather Smoke hangs heavy, lilting Candles dimly burn Music in the stillness This book’s pages do not turn Sweetness is so bitter Memories only remain Happiness not experienced But tender is this pain All this beauty lasts Only … Continue reading

Poem: Monsters and Magic

Sometimes I see magic In all the smallest things The chirping of the crickets The flapping of birds wings The lights upon the water The bridge that’s lit up bright The sun above Guerrilla Park And also the full moon at night The smile I see on your face The sparkle in your eyes The … Continue reading

Poem: In Like LionsĀ 

You came in like lions Acting gentle as a lamb Blue eyes that shine brightly  And make me not give a damn Quietly you entered Slowly like a storm And in my arms I found you Gentle, soft, and warm Now with each passing moment Does my mind drift to you Everything is changing now  … Continue reading

Poem: New Year’s Eve 2016

Tonight The revelries will ring in And things will end And begin again Tonight Close companions Will share cheer and joy Warmth and laughter Tonight Feelings will numb Words will come out dumb On a sticky dance floor Tonight Old fears are passing New hopes are beginning At the strike of a clock Tonight Some … Continue reading