Rocks & Nuts Raising the Bar

"In my honest opinion, folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” "But I don't know what I want to be." “Well, it's not that important. Whatever you are, be a good one.” "It's just so hard these days with all the haters." “Do I not destroy my enemies … Continue reading Rocks & Nuts Raising the Bar

Nonet: Tempest

“Poetry is one of the ancient arts, and it begins as did all the fine arts, within the original wilderness of the earth.”Mary Oliver Tempest An ancient predator weaves magicformed in guttural utteringsThe tempest's wild originsto prey on man as preyfall victim when struckTo touch the earthin the nameof fineart Nonet:A nonet has nine lines. … Continue reading Nonet: Tempest

Piece of Work of Art

The law-abidingpenitent manIs but a whitecanvas sheetSpread acrossthe worldA beer stainedcigarette scarredPiece ofworkof artSelf perceivedAs pure as saltSusceptibleto corruptionEasily swayedby passionate pursuitsof lust and power I used a random word generator for all posts this week. See below.The tool spat out five at a time. You can find them in bold within the post. The … Continue reading Piece of Work of Art

Camouflaged in Charcoal

Camouflaged in charcoalUpper lip blackenedClenched jaw chiselledPunctured sockets whereDeath swirls and poolsBut does not penetrateA sheltered soulA rusted tin heartA ruby red leakA shell of a man resignedHollowed over timeSo far withinBeyond blameA haunted vesselNothing entersNothing escapes Weekly Theme: Photo Prompts