Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Just the words

The world is hard because you may wake up today but not tomorrow.

And yet no one will accept "fear of death and a futile existence" as a reasonable excuse to miss work.

Monday, May 11, 2015

From a pink sticky note on my wall

There are lots of ways of being miserable,
but there's only one way of being comfortable,
and that is to stop running 'round after happiness.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Bastards Tied Me Down

You may continue to call it a breakup.

I will continue to call it an exorcism.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015


You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world

but then you read.

It was books that taught me the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or had ever been alive.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Lemonade on a cool day

And I urge you to please notice when you are happy,
and exclaim or murmur or think at some point,
" If this isn't nice,
I don't know what is. "

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Even Though I Don't Miss You

The space in my life I've designated for you seems to be much too big, and you seem to have a low to medium-level of interest in being there.

Monday, April 27, 2015


Maybe it's condescending of me, and further damaging to you, to assume I had an impact on your wellbeing that warrants this kind of nighttime mania.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Meeting Martians

I replied in our good old English tongue merely to convince him that neither of us could understand the other; but I noticed that when I smiled slightly on concluding, he did likewise. This fact, and the similar occurrence during my first talk with Tars Tarkas convinced me that we had at least something in common; the ability to smile, therefore to laugh...

Sunday, April 05, 2015


Now, experts disagree.
Were we unhappy or sublime?
We’ll have to wait until the next time
an angel comes rapping at the door
to rejoice docently.

(I know there’s a way to do this.)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


It was like a time-bomb set into motion;
we knew that we were destined to explode.

& if I have to pull you out of the wreckage,
you know I'm never gonna let you go—