CURTAIN CALL.

DIRTY CANVAS. Posted by ONTHEROCKS Feb 2016 In my search for something raw and in my brave attempt to crack my own ribs in order to bleed from the heart, some may say I was trying too hard for the affection of my muse. But I ask this: why would you not give yourself every single chance…

The Trip & The Folly, The Pricks & The Jolly.

There is no telling when the clocks stop; the anger surges under the World that shifts forward and turns around in Hell. Heaven awaits as the gates open to her gaze; the one with the eclipsed eyes that speak of miracles in their understated ways. The trip and the folly, the tempered veins; the pricks…

Honey | Stigma Fighters Anthology, Vol. 3 |11•16

I couldn’t comprehend how Spring would bring new life when my heart was still buried in last September, decaying under the memories of you. But, Spring has come and gone and Autumn reigns again, bursting forth colorful displays that remind us all that there is beauty in the breakdown and life in letting go. Like…

As the Table Turns.

I assure you dear, I don’t need you. When and if I do, I will surely let you know, but do not hold your breath. To say I need you is like taking us back to a place where we initially jumped off the cliff and took that leap of faith into yet another brutal lesson, which was…

Not My Job.

It is not in my job description as a loving, kind, and compassionate human being to halt my progress so I can muster up what little empathy I have left for someone who berates me day in and day out. It is their job, however, to wake the fuck up, be a man, and walk…

Dream Catchers.

After a harrowing decade through abrupt awakening after awakening, being thrown in and out of the system, and quite literally skidding in sideways through hell and back, I’d like to report that I’m finally on the other end and doing very well these days. I have reached an equilibrium … a new personal potential and…

There is a Field.

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” Where the herons fly in solitude, Through serenity, And where the swallows lap the air. Where souls stand to conquer demons And the angels take up their wings, Where dissonance disappears And euphoria bellows and sings. Where the dream catchers…