June 30, 2022

Jagged Edges




rorschach blob lookalike
smeared across sheet of yellowed paper

found in old no handles scratched up desk

with broken number 2 pencil

drawer missing - hunchbacked 

crinkled bottom drawer liner

hadn’t seen the light of day in eclipses

--nobody’s looked at or even tried to figure out

some things just don’t have an answer of what for 

some things don’t wanna be figured out 

saying leave me alone- just leave me alone 

in tired dispirited voices

broken bottle in the weeds, jagged edges-- nobody picks up

flattened cans and bottle caps

what’s the difference? ain’t no big thing

hang out at the bar on the corner

jukebox 80’s soundtrack

drinking guaranteed headache cheap beer

watching peach bowl a t l

post depressive after christmas blues season

there’s got to be a reason

what’s the point to all of this

some things just don’t have an answer of what for 


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June 29, 2022

Paranormal I

Spiritualism is a belief that communication with the spirits of the dead is possible through a medium, and we as living beings have the ability to contact them…

‘Walking Corpse Syndrome’ known by its scientific name of Cotard delusion is a rare condition in which the person who has it has the delusional belief that they are already dead. There are certain medical and mental illnesses that can lead to such a condition occurring…


Bilocation is the name for the paranormal belief and phenomena that a person CAN be in two places at once by using psychic means…some believe bilocation sometimes can occur for example when for a few brief moments, a person is ‘dead’ on an operating table and can actually be transported elsewhere during that time…how? no one knows…but it is said to have happened on rare instances to the bafflement of all involved.


Autoscopy is the feeling of being able to feel that one is separate from one’s body...similar to an out of body experience, which some people experience when they are near death or are dead briefly before coming back to life...but does this really happen? Many people say yes


Imagine at once being able to recall and describe events that you had no previous knowledge of...that would be fascinating wouldn’t it? Such an event is called retrocognition…this word implies knowledge of a past event which could not have been known about by any kind of normal ways...


Conjuring or summoning is normally thought of as an act of evoking a spirit or demon, or other supernatural force, normally to cast a spell on someone to extract some type of personal revenge, but it can also be done for lesser used reasons like for healing purposes or even in an attempt to foretell the future.


June 27, 2022

The Old Watering Hole




visit the old watering hole hole in the wall
one small window for man, parking lot full of rocks and weeds for mankind

the old stomping ground 

with the regulars at the bar who regularly get stomped on;

their irregular lives that bring them there everyday regularly 

hoping to find or lose something in their looking for a hug sips 

their at the end of their rope gulps 

their elbows on the bar slumpiness 

where a “how about one on the house” request

from a decidedly obnoxious non-regular 

might be met with a roundhouse and a one way trip outside

courtesy of joe the perennially pissed off bartender/owner

but it’s time to leave all this depression 

ride the bumpy poetry of a city bus

home now; an enclave of respite from the menacing mauraders

now for some splashes of paint on the canvas 

alongside some splashes of whiskey in a glass

while engaged in this endeavor 

I’ve come to the conclusion 

that scars don’t show maturity as some say

but they do give you a rogue-like flair