The Wrong Ally

The one you have allied with is trying to kill you. You may still think he is honest and true, but I have seen your picture posted all over town: “Wanted – dead or dead, preferably dead.” Dear one, how could you not see that he has replaced your safety razor with an axe? Sharp […]

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Don’t Let Them In

There is so much variety here, it could almost distract you, keep you glancing around at all the glittery nothing. Keep you choosing between the jewel encrusted hell, and the gold plated hell. Or maybe this time around the hell in which you renounce all those worldly pleasures and judge everyone who hasn’t, just in […]

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The Guided Tour

Is it time yet? Am I too early, or too late? Is there a moment in between the two, or is there no way to be perfect here? Do I know who or where I am in this vicious knife dance we laughably call existence, or have I lost all that as well? Which side […]

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Flashing

Lights are flashing as far as you can see. Blinking, moving, in a complicated dance, that almost seems to make sense. If you stare too long, you almost start to think you see the meaning in the chaos. But that will mislead you, because it is different for everyone who stares. Wars have resulted from […]

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Home

Some seek to write about this world perfectly. Realism. Some build elaborate beautiful unlikely worlds. Fantasy. (Dragons are a sure sign, though there are others.) But neither of these describe reality, and this world doesn’t either. This world was built when a peaceful garden was deemed too boring to contain us, and we wanted an […]

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Patience

Distractions are everywhere, here. How perfect coffee is made What happens when black holes die The search for the perfect shoes And every other preoccupation This life can manufacture. The point is, of course, distraction. The real gain is hidden behind Quietly waiting. Has your dissatisfaction Reached critical levels Yet? No? Never fear. God is […]

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Variations on a Theme

Your deepest pain is sending Letters The contents of which are Shockingly similar One to the next All variations on a theme, Really. They all Beg Plead And threaten. You’ve been recycling them Unopened. But now that I have Your attention, I will humbly admit To being in their employ. No, don’t shut the door. […]

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