Author Archives: explorethetempest

Peace

I find peace in wrapped hands and sweat in my eyes, in the knowing grimmace and bent back, hands on thighs, of my neighbor, for a split second of eye contact, a too hot room, leather bags popping mix tape … Continue reading

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More

More days just like today. More friends like the handful I keep close, and the score I keep a bit farther out. More time to spend in these pursuits that have earned my time. More returns, deserved or not. More … Continue reading

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Spiders

The day spiders came crawling out of my veins, a processional forming ranks that spelled words and phrases in a pulsing mass of instinct and venom and senses beyond sight. That day I decided to be born into the world, … Continue reading

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Damocles

Damocles, I welcome your seat and the pounding in your chest. I will not beg Dionysius for magnanimity. This blade is far sharper, its edges more real than echoes cast by the wailing shades, chanting in the dying groves. I … Continue reading

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Slow

Each fraction of the wheel’s rim allowed its turn, in turn, communion with the earth Each lesson and lesion applied to flesh in its moment, regardless of the fabric’s wllingness to endure the abrasion Slow sowing, slow reaping, each in … Continue reading

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