Monthly Archives: March 2015

Lights Out

Lights out at the top of the world. A power outage that plunges my small room into darkness. “A darkness that matches my mood.” That’s how I planned to end this poem, with the above, as a second verse. But … Continue reading

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27

You’re 27 and you’ve lived some. You had a great love, one that’s now shattered. Yet, even with nothing left but ashes, and old mistakes it was a hell of a five years. You saw your country drove the roads … Continue reading

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Concept Albums Have Packed Up Their Interludes and Fled Rock City

Rock bands don’t make concept albums anymore. I don’t know if it’s too hard to write eleven rock songs that follow a plot, or if concept albums don’t sell as well as normal records (or as well as records sell … Continue reading

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Bones in Alberta

If I was to uproot all the soil around Calgary I would find: All my old empty liquor bottles my snubbed out cigarettes receipts from ten thousand bad bar nights old love notes to loves long gone, and a couple … Continue reading

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Ashes

She is sweeping up the ashes of the bridges that I have burned down. I stand there and watch, then fall to my knees, and grab handfuls of cinders, and say: “Did I do all of this? Is this all … Continue reading

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Kind of Blue

She played me nine bars of Miles Davis’ “So What” over the phone. My whole body froze up as the switches for my blood flow were snapped to the off position. It was a sound from beyond, my old self … Continue reading

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