The Stakes

Original Photo by Hu Chen @ https://unsplash.com/@huchenme They say what goes up must come down. I’ve reached the high-point now the downslope’s a fast descent. I’ve lost my footing. When life meets Everest, Annapurna, Kilimanjaro: the fall’s a problem. The flaws in us all are paper balls thrown recklessly toward tin cans. It’s that Rembrandt... Continue Reading →

Allegiance = Blind Loyalty

original photo by @oscartothekeysI'm supposed to be accustomed to trusting you; because: I love you. I mean I do because I want to; It's not a must that I do. But I don't know if this will last, because the hands of time bind us in this copious trance like state: a hopeless romance; they'd... Continue Reading →

Prison of the Mind

original image by Mitch Lensink @unsplash.com @lensinkmitchelIf convicted here's my written statement. I've taken time away from you and now my times been wasted. This cascade of faces rain down upon me like storm clouds chased and, So many traces of my spoken words, are lies; allegations. A supposed witnesses truth lack proof; fabrications. But... Continue Reading →

The Northern Lights

Ever wonder why the northern lights illuminate a night sky under April showers? She brought Summer under conditions of Winter. Transition, from cold days to heat waves: What Springs will sprout till it Falls from existence. Translation; your rain clouds and sun-rays sustain life even when the void seems empty. Your gift is a trancendence,... Continue Reading →

Hello/Goodbye

Hello I've been waiting for a long time from my domicile, confined to a mine full of land mines. Light as a feather the sweat of forever- after lingering on the ripples of my forehead. Tip toeing on the everlasting of tragedy. The magic is a mastery; a masterpiece The thought of seeing you through... Continue Reading →

Life: It’s Complicated Part 2

A Story by Derek Johnson ©https://unsplash.com/@joshuaearle (Photography by Joshua Earle) “Sometimes life gives you obstacles. Obstacles that may seem unfair or too extreme. But you are given choices. Break through the obstacles or let the obstacles break you.” - Anonymous- __ Intro As you have read previously, life might have an interesting way of literally... Continue Reading →

Cross my T’s and Dot my I’s

@ dearjohnson My mind wanders often. This concoction of a Molotov cocktail; one-part napalm is the thoughts pulsing, rippling through a bottle; unfalteted. Add one-part Pennzoil; lightly shaken not stirred mix emotions: left to roll and coast in. Cap it off lightly fumed with an alcohol-infused robust fabric that's the actions, and words run rampant;... Continue Reading →

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