Charles was a big kid now. Twenty something. Outgrowing successive wheelchairs. Club footed, with God-given neural and cognitive impairments, he was a savant with a clean and bothered soul. … Continue Reading Outcasts
I dream of scissorhands. In this dream, I wake. I see shredded bedsheets. Flying feathers. Bulging batting from my mattress. My wife stands by the bedside, saucer-eyed and staring. These … Continue Reading On editing a post..
Somewhere I have seen (Perhaps you know where?) A parody of a grand theatrical overture. The thrilling theme lulls to a quiet. The room lights dim. The brocaded velvet curtains … Continue Reading Overture
Previous stories: https://secret-lifeof.com/2018/09/27/paved-with-good-intentions/ https://secret-lifeof.com/2018/10/18/my-little-miss/ https://secret-lifeof.com/2019/01/10/silver-seeds/ https://secret-lifeof.com/2019/01/14/the-yard/ https://secret-lifeof.com/2019/01/15/dont-fence-me-in/ https://secret-lifeof.com/2019/01/15/the-neighbours/ https://secret-lifeof.com/2019/01/16/lay-down-all-thoughts-surrender-to-the-void-it-is-shining-it-is-shining/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Indeed, it was Old Granny in my rocking chair dream. Her back was to me, and the rocker creaked upon … Continue Reading Joshua’s dream
Oh, Enceladus! Ocean moon enrobed in ice. Eccentric orbiter of a God. Your showering geysers an accretion to Great Saturn’s gravelly rings. Herschel spied you from out the blue. Cassini … Continue Reading In a night’s fancy
pistol whipped cheekbone a bludgeon of eye a smash to the jaw (pops loose, hinged like the tin man) bloodied teeth lacerate swollen lips lolling then pinpoints of consciousness itch … Continue Reading twenty two: an atonement
Ghostless spirits fast convening Faces full of fearsome meaning Fallen angels, minions of the One Assembled is the shoreline throng They’re moaning an unearthly song In penance for the wrongs … Continue Reading Wake me up. Wake me up!
I roll down the ghost road in this time of quickening twilight, uncaring of the mundane day. A fifth part of me sober, in control, but in the main, I … Continue Reading In sway
To those waiting, she appears to emerge from the darkened house. A dun tableau of tumbleweed. In the taut quietness, she makes the sign of the Tower. Sheds crocodilian tears … Continue Reading 21. fragmentary
in a woozy snoozy dream I’ve seen the shadings of the tourmaline a universe in stainless brushed a diadem of diamonds crushed divinity of royalty commanding of our loyalty suffering … Continue Reading A crown imagined
There’s a mirror on my dresser. The kind that folds. Each night, as I sit on sleep’s edge, I cast a covert glance to a conscience that looks back at … Continue Reading Bedroom eyes
I turn around to an unfamiliar sound. My strange neighbor stands in my yard. He has a hose, and sprays casually, glancing furtively in my direction. The water is warm. … Continue Reading Twenty… this dream of anxiousness.
On a wooden bench in a long darkened hallway I sit, in contrived cold dimness. Shivering in shorts,I look down, dribbling on the bright dog tag hanging from my neck. … Continue Reading number 19- the King of pain
In the glove of twilight Our man of twenty two pads along the powder cow path road to the last rise above the grand grand valley below. In a dreamt jacket … Continue Reading The listener
I had the darkest dream last night It pinned me to my bed A humming buzz of blackishness was leaning o’er my head Its eyes were but a sickly gleam … Continue Reading A fight in the night
On the last doorstep before green, I stand. The mossy carpet rolls and ripples to the very jamb. From away. Away. These three have seen me, shepherded me, sung me, … Continue Reading Eighteen. The rolling green. With my Gravity Queen.