In Burgundy

“Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.”― Lloyd Alexander Under a temporal roof, doesThis tale take place.When they refused to standFor fear of falling,In Burgundy, we chased the stars. Forgotten thoughts left to oscillateBetween realms unknown, were all we were.As daisies* witheredUnder stares of scrutiny,In Burgundy we blossomed. Victims of…

Loss of Value

“If I look at the mass I will never act.”― Mother Teresa for the child who condemned themselves to a life of originality and placing value in the truest of entities, you have my deepest respects I wish I could say the same for the peers I grew up with. While few got lost in chronicling…

Spectators

“The subtle and deadly change of heart that might occur in you would be involved with the realization that a civilization is not destroyed by wicked people; it is not necessary that people be wicked but only that they be spineless.”― James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time It’s a little past 8 and the night is dark…

The Puppet Heart

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.― Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches He found her on the roadside, many thoughts ago. Like a flower frozen in spring was she, with blond ringlets and stark blue eyes….

Passage

If the whole world I once could seeOn free soil stand, with the people freeThen to the moment might I say,Linger awhile. . .so fair thou art.― Goethe, Faust, First Part She asks me if I recognise her, to which, I reply with my signature awkward smile, that drives away both our feelings of comfort and security….