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My Companion

Is there any greater companion than a dog A true partner in crime, ears up and tongue hanging in the wind A better caretaker and babysitter I have yet to know They pass through finite lives knowing an unimpeachable joy we can only wonder and share Enjoying something as simple […]

Something

In the places we fear to go There’s a something, you should know They lie in wait, placing their bait Waiting to strike their blow   They don’t really have a name With their looks, none could blame They gnarl their teeth, spreading their reek And make you play their […]

Sorrow’s Prey

Chances are I’ll die today, don’t know if we can keep them away The town call rises in the sky, the northern front is do or die If I fight upon that field, I know I can never yield But if I choose to stand afar, the burning will forever […]

Call me Leo part 2

He reached the top of the stairs quickly with his trunk-sized legs and opened the rusty door with a yawn. Mid-morning slanted rays slap his yawn away as reptilian eyes adjust. “Hello Leo” Sissy says in a strained voice. “Felt like I’d forgotten you, hard as that is.” “Felt like I’d forgotten […]

The Boy and the Stick pt. 1

Part 1: The Wizard The Boy sat in a room, while his master attempted to put him to sleep through laborious speech. The Boy was neither tall nor short, heavy nor thin, hair a mix between brown and black, the perfect attempt by nature to create the average specimen of […]

Call me Leo part 1

Memory deserts him. He wake’s up in the morning, crawl’s around and tries to find his savior. Cries a little, but nothing wrong with that. Bottle hits his lips and the pain liquidates. He wonders “what happened last night?” Another stab at rememberance, another failure.  His memory feels like a warped sundial […]

American Stoic Part 1

The stupid man awakens in the bloody shower. “she left me” he remembers. Wedding today. Wedding off. The time is 6:03 a.m. Just enough time to cover his war wounds. Be at the gym by 0-six-thirty his boss said. Three methods tried and three methods failed. Miracle? Counteracted each other […]