Welcome to the world’s greatest


Come forth and see my collection

A compilation

Printed on the corpses of

Withered family trees

Pick a card

Any card

You’ve chosen the Lovers

(They always do)

See the passion in their eyes

See their hands like claws

As they desperately tear each other apart

Trying to climb within the others skin

An act of mutually assured destruction

To keep the world out and the sickness in

Two star crossed lovers

A romance long adored

Because if the stars align

The lovers are simply bored

Go ahead take another


Now you’ve drawn the mother

She sits in a room

With victim scrawled across the wall

And a shiny badge that says messiah

Shoved like a nail through her palm

As the blood flows from her sacrifice

Her eyes glaze and we see

A rare moment of calm
You can close your eyes

If you don’t wish to see

But denial only goes so far

When this is the language of love

That we have been taught to speak

Sid and Nancy

Kurt and Courtney

Joker and Harley


This is the kind of love that screams

Rarely does


Romantasize the kind that whispers


A Shimmering Mirage

California in the summer

A shimmering mirage

Heat that thrums in your ears

Like a migraine

It never seems real

It feels like it should be white sand

Not blinding light

That serves to make suburbia

Garish and tacky

As we all pause

Waiting for the heat to ignite

To bring destruction

Cleansing the facade with fire

Blood Will Out

I have my mother’s eyes

That stare back at me

From the mirror to remind

They are hers dark and cunning

But they are mine 

Universes of self

Galaxies of mind

I have my father’s build

Shoulders that carry

The world

Hands that only serve

To  grasp

And watch as what I love slips away

Blood is thicker than water

Never held much meaning

For me

But genetics bind

The brother who gave me my name

The sister who read to me

This family

With a sickness

Like a discolored thread

That ruins a tapestry

We weave our stories

Separate but linked

There are days the mirror is my enemy

And nights that I think

We weave dreams

Shadows hide between chromosomes

Light shines in spaces of a double helix

Separated by worlds

A silent reminder that I am a we


Live fast

Die young

It could be emblazoned on my

Family’s coat of arms

I’ve watched those I love

Burn like a thousand suns

Only to fade to flickering

Dying candlelight

And in all the discord

Of those burning suns

I assumed I would not have a future

A J.D. with no thought

The risks I took

Because life didn’t seem real

Only a bad dream

A flashback

A cycle I was doomed to repeat

But here I am

In the future

Living a life 

Where the light burns and fades

But never dies

I was never prepared

For this fine line

Of self destruction

And empathy

My own path

As I navigate a minefield

Of mistakes

I am not them

But for just a little while

The sunburn was beautiful