Category Archives: bleak

a life winking out

  Addendum, November 11, 2011. I am tempted to take down this post. It adds nothing to the debate and drives the blog into a wall. The bottom line for me comes down to the indefensible belief that the state … Continue reading

Posted in "Blindness", american gothic, bleak, character studies, death penalty, Felicia Prechtl, fucking texas, hallowed ground, karl chamberlain, mu'ina arthur, painting, poetry, quesrtionable rights of the state, Uncategorized | 23 Comments

a moody little piece of nonsense

Water is the sound of small boys throwing stones and chunks of iron and old bones into the ocean. Water is the sound of bones dissolving. Water is a black sound. Is there a blacker sound? “Who goes there?” asks … Continue reading

Posted in awakening, bleak, blues, love, myths, poetry, stories | 5 Comments

whereabouts revisited, end of story

So we smashed like acrobats, a mess of arms and legs and heads and backs, spinning through the flaming hoops to meet the leaping, happy cats and all those clowns in human suits, and all their senseless chatter. The main … Continue reading

Posted in art, awakening, bleak, callings, dark, denial, desolation, despair, faith, healing, hope, kids, love, lullabies, nightmare, poetry, recovery, stories, the art of recovery, wake up dude | 9 Comments