Quell

Was there a spell ever cast Or a series of words to instill Within moments of mine Something wholly sublime Or is hell - to the last - All the truth that I'm destined to feel? What did the efforts provide When momentum was suddenly strained And the sun I beheld Gave the proof that [...]

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Adjudication

Life my execution, and I pray a sentence stayedAsking for review, and newly evidence be weighedSo unto a guilty verdict, jurors, ye be swayedIf I could say, in a but a word, of innocence, I'd say betrayedBreath the punishment and 'lo I ask it be deniedGiven to my peers to handle as they so decideSeeing [...]

100 Words – pt. 11

Previously: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10 There are questions that we inevitably ask ourselves. How far are we willing to go and for what? Are there lines we aren't willing to cross? Can we change? Put the barrel of a [...]

100 Words – pt. 10

Previously: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9 You've never had to dig a grave, have you? No...That was a rhetorical question. I know you haven't. For what it's worth, neither have I. Not the literal kind. But we've all dug them metaphorically. There's [...]

100 Words – pt. 9

Previously: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8 I'm aware of what you think because I found myself thinking it more times than you ever will. But I also don't know what you're thinking, just as much as you don't know what I was...or am. We [...]

100 Words – pt. 8

Previously: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7 In the city that I'd lived for as long as I could remember... No...let me back up. I didn't remember when I'd first arrived. I had a hard time remembering when I'd left. Where had I left from? Had I [...]

Rust

So words have failed us Weakness has propelled us Gone, the pale blush Now replaced with nail rust The urge, a frail lust Sadly, it assailed us Feeling as a shell crushed What has this availed us? Left with only trail dust No letters seem to spell "us" The latency still tells us That everything [...]