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Painted Smile

Thought about it. Rethought about it. I’m happy. Genuinely happy. Thought about it. For the first time. Honestly happy. I’ve always been in a good mood. Always content. I’m now discontent with content. I thought I knew happiness. I didn’t know happiness. I knew...

A Boy, A Brush, and the Color Blue

I’m not much of a painter. But I painted you this. It’s a happy picture, see? Do you see the green grass, The blue sky, and big tree? Sitting in its shade, That’s you and me.   It’s a happy picture. As you can probably tell. From the smiles I painted, As we’re...

Death of a Lion

Thick The morning air was thick That first day with no courage   And heavy was the hand Yet heavier the heart That first day with no courage   Conversation was absent As no words were found That first day with no courage   With no point to prove...

Lionheart

He was strong With a mighty roar In summer sun And winter storm He carried us all.   They broke his back Tore his jaw We looked away What the lion saw Nobody was watching at all.   His heart cut out Twist of a knife We did not grieve For not our life We did...

My Name Is No One

No one seems to see What no one wants to see So look away Avert your gaze Your conscious is clear Best keep it that way No one will hear What no one will say So cover your ears Listen to music The quiet is deafening Best keep distracted No one will speak Of no one’s...

Nocturne

The horizon quiet             As the sun rubs his eyes             The hassle to hurry your hustle             Of busy today has ended. Everything has settled             Woodpeckers aren’t pecking             Hummingbirds aren’t humming             As the moon lay in...