some days it's too damned hard to come by, never knowing if I'm the hamster or the wheel; other days it's as simple as hearing the sound of a well-made lock click into place as the door closes on the world

Street Wise

lonely and cold, the streets she walked as a hopeful child face pressed to storefront windows, searching for a life she might one day make her own avoid eye contact they told her, read the signs, learn the smell, need to know who brings light and who brings hell same old asphalt beneath her teenage … Continue reading Street Wise


time, a powerful aphrodisiac, fanning the flames of desire to be known, loved, feared, revered; to leave one's mark on this temporal stage all too often we tag the world with the  mediocre graffiti known as image; leaving the masterpiece of essence to serve as food for worms


count it not brave that I fight to keep my soul free; neither count it courage that I stand taller in the face of oppression oh, but count it extraordinary that I surrender to love, and expose my heart on the path of friendship - for those are the true miracles new fruit from a … Continue reading Damascene

Big Love

I want a small life with a big love - a sanctuary from soothsayers, truth slayers, game players, a love not for rent to low bidders and bullshitters, a love that guards the heart from being torn apart, a love not mangled by fad, sad, or mad, a love that gauges, rages, and turns the … Continue reading Big Love