at first it was as i intended
strong, provocative and true
staring down the neck of the
dirty beast, unafraid
its unrelenting presence
drove me to the brink.
it wasn’t magic anymore
it was anguish.

you asked if i’d like to
dance, perhaps just a little
bit longer.
i dipped my head, shy or
i’d have to tell you then
that i couldn’t, that it was
time for me to go.

broken wings, clipped,
remain unfluttered.
curled up in the corner
licking what was left of the wound.
you can’t ask me to dance
i’ve made it to the second
i’m over the rough lust
that keeps lovers together, long
past their breaking point.

today i made peace with the
yearning desire, the beat-down egoic voice,
the ripples and the waves.
i’ve made peace with the fractured soul.

Note: if you see a word that doesn’t yet belong in the English dictionary, surprise! Occasionally I enjoy making up my own 😉


Falling, habitually


standing on the edge again
wondering if this time,
i’ll be afraid, too afraid
to jump.
so far to fall,
but i’ll never find peace
standing here.

i take a deep breath
and exhale, close my eyes
then like all the other times,
i leap.
as i fall, i wonder if this
time i will fall to the ground
crumpled in a heavy mass,
it is too late now for fear.

then as it has been,
every time before
the net appears, just in time
and catches my falling body midair
wrapping it up like a

suddenly i’m warm and cozy
on a distance shore, gazing
upon my new horizon,
fear forgotten, like it
never happened.

i wonder
if next time i’ll be
too afraid to jump,
too afraid of the fall.

oh well, here we go again…


Moving On Up

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Activating the active mind
Troubling memories to forget
Crumpled papers, sky high
In the corners left to waste.
Won’t you please stop
Reminding of all that’s gone past?

Move on, move up, move out

Eyes scrunched tightly
Avoiding bright day light
Pulled up to the top
Emotional blankets
Covering all but the reason.
Left with worries and crinkled
Markings from years gone by
Pressed in like morning sheets
On the face of the newly woke.

Still don’t know why I can’t
Let it all go
Still don’t know why your
Words are haunting me so
Still can’t get by
Without your words in my
Still won’t move on from
All the things that you said

Move on, move on, move on.

© Inner Eye Prints 2018


Peace or something like it…

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It was dark, crisp and ripe
This day that never ends.
Eternity and illumination
A dream that needs to be believed
For fear of this aching brittle future.
I won’t remember when it is all done
When it is all over
The only respite in my woke state.
Trembling at the thought of possibility
That tomorrow could change, that this
Could end, that peace lies within reach.

© Inner Eye Prints 2018



never blog
untethering my grasp
just allowing
this free falling motion
to evaporate all ideas
these notions
of greatness
that befall
even great men
linger too long
enveloped in this
all too satisfying
world of luxurious
bravely moving out
from under the thumb
til its all just
tiny dots in the distance
cloudy and rained upon
muddy and murky
untethering my grasp

just allowing…


© Inner Eye Prints



My darker side is metal, strength, deeply truthful in word and action, unafraid of living, of existing or making mistakes. My darker side isn’t evil or bad; it is powerful. So in a way my dark side is both light and good. It is my lighter side that requires more growth, for though it is good, it is still harmful to me.

“I guess we’re all two people. One daylight, and the one we keep in shadow.”
— Bruce Wayne/Batman


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