Gatsby

Worries About Mourning

I worry I will not be able to cry at my mother’s funeralOr my father’s for that matter I worry that as people stop by to give their condolencesThey will notice I don’t care much for their wordsLuckily sunglasses can help me hide I worry about the days afterThat things will go back to normal […]

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The Beast

Every cycle of the full moonThe beast withinIntense painShakes through my bodyHead poundingRage,sadness, confusionAn eruptionRivers of bloodThey call me uncleanThey call me cursedThey think they can shame meBecause they fear itMy powerMy strengthThe beast within

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Charade

The perfect familyThe children always smiling and politeHolding their parents handsWho in turn hold each other’s handsDressed in their bestAs they head to Sunday morning church servicesThey take their seatsHands together in prayerThey listen quietlyThen all of a suddenA mistake by the littlest oneCauses a loud bangA sudden yank by the fatherWith his eyes on […]

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They Come At Night

BewareTormenting soulsMemories of the pastDressed as beastHowling in the darkCausing havocSniffing out the stenchOf the guilty onesGnawing away at the mindTearing at the spirit Draining lifeDriving there victim into madnessLeaving nothing morethan an empty shell

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An Anxious Meeting

A loud sirenA pair of doleful eyes looks into the rear view mirrorRed and blue lightsPull over slowlyRoll down your windowTwo hands on the wheelGoosebumpsA shiverBe politeNo sudden movementsDo what they sayYou have nothing to worry aboutYou did nothing wrongDear God protect meA giant manFlashlight in handMarchesBe politeNo sudden movementsDo what he saysI have nothing […]

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5 P.M

The delight of the end of the work dayQuickly replaced by the dread of the journey homeThe streets are filledTraffic flowing like molassesDrivers blinded by haze of the afternoon sunLost in their worldWith lingering thoughts of work or what waits at homePerhaps loud music or the afternoon newsTwo cars smashed togetherCan’t help but catch their […]

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Chapter 2

Even with no sleep he always keeps his Sunday ritual of going to mass.  Checking the time he wonders if he wants to go to the early mass with the over 60 crowd or to the later mass that’s full of families.  Each has there pros and cons.  The early mass is emptier and sometimes […]

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The 5:35 to Nowhere

I make sure to get on five train cars from the back It’s far enough in that most people don’t walk that far Either too lazy to walk or rushing to get on Guaranteeing that I get a seat all too myself In the back corner away from the entrance Next to the window The […]

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Chapter 1

He sits at the table by himself holding a glass of soda. It’s mostly water at this point the ice having mostly melted. All the people he came with have long gone out to the dance floor. Despite his best efforts he cannot understand the point of it. Music so loud you can’t hear anything. […]

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An Evening Spring Storm

The air is thick A heavy silence A deep darkness The full moon is hidden behind blankets of clouds In the distance A small light From the second floor of a house Belonging to a man Who has drowned in his work Infinite nothingness Then Suddenly Off in the distance A flash A jagged line […]

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