Earth still unbothered, leaves brighten and clouds darken… the curse of the moon? D.J. WhisenantRead more "– haiiku # 118 –"
Hobble… now at half- throttle… with these busted shoes and tired moves ’til there’s nothing left. I’m gasping… damn near col- lasping… you try a fair pace in this race with a shortness of breath… yet ~ in the corner of my eye, I catch me a cheetah… it’s cutting corners left and right – […]Read more "– running wicked –"
I’ll take a train, take a train, take a train. I’m gonna take a train to anywhere. I’ll make a way, make a way, make a way. I’m gonna make a way chuggin’ I swear ’cause once again, this just ain’t livin’ for me. Once again, I feel derailed. If you have a ticket, please […]Read more "– train to anywhere –"
The drummer hits the count with the strongest rhythm, kick, snare, and hi-hat chillin’, all throughout my bones I feel it. The bass guitar… pulls me down and far into the groove – now I’m lost in my moves. One time for the ivories, ’88 born, 88 keys! Give it up for the horn section; hit it high for […]Read more "– soul song –"
I’ve seen my share of kingdoms… even met a royal or two. Ma- jestic was my thinkin’… blessed with the sense of my view… but within in these walls, I see uprising, and within in these walls, the torches burn brightly. Should I take cover be- fore I discover this fortress in a pile of dust? […]Read more "– this castle could crumble –"
De- prive myself… de- ny myself… I truly try… and try… and then try some more. I hide myself… just to find myself… while I die… and die… the same as before. ~ It’s not the necessities calling… just my torrid taste buds falling… for the same tricks, all the gimmicks – leave my wallet […]Read more "– glutton for punishment –"
Jimmy… Jimmy… strange, deranged, and skinny… someone tell me how he could do this to me! ~ Couldn’t say Amen that night… but I had to pay respect to my dear St. James. Tried to sing my psalms just right… while all other parishioners praised him the same. Couldn’t stay in church too long… so I went […]Read more "– the blessing of st. james –"