Exploding Butterflies

I walk amongst the fallen and still falling. They pause for lifetimes in the air, just long enough for a tear to form. It does not drop, but instead hangs like a cliffhanger… for just another second still. From that drop of lifewater twirls reflections of reality and like a chandelier of chaos it dangles…

The Rain

I hear it coming in the form of thunder. The coming clouds tell me the rain approaches. It comes to Florida in the sound of skittles hitting the pavement and the falling of a child. It scatters across America as injustice’s banner is waved above our own. The rain pours like the pelting of protest…

Misplaced Smiles

Misplaced Smiles awarded to undeserving faces. Gather them like leaves and set them afire. I have spread them across all the races. The promise of future pyres. Friendships are made in promise, not gold. Their fortitude is thus suspect to question. I wonder if the Misplaced Smiles were sold. And thus we learn another lesson. -OM

Frozen Pane

I stare through a frozen pane. The intricate trails of ice create cascading colors that glance into my eye. I barely notice. The sense of frozen time draws me and stills my heart for a second. A second of thought to contemplate a lifetime. That is what takes place today as I stare through this…

A Cathedral of Fire

I flick my pen in the direction of the walls and the ceiling above. A Cathedral of Vocabulary is formed around me. Like the splattering of paint, words fly forth from my baton. I direct a Fantasia like chorus, full of meaning and hope. Mantras we recite and in those moments we are the moment.…

An Ounce of Finality

He pours an ounce of finality into a glass. The action lasts a lifetime and memories flow with each drop of liquid. The whiskey lays waiting with memories floating like ice cubes. The harsh touch of the alcohol forces away the inhibitions of the waiting beverage. Before a sip has been taken, secrets have been…