a dragon and an ember argued about the qualities of fire
neither of them being honest with themselves
does the fire burn within or does it consume from the outside
in any case it burns
it scars
it crackles and pops in an unrelenting way
it leaves nothing untouched

it leaves NOTHING untouched



in moments such as these
choose hardship over ease

only the truest friend
will follow through to the end

each day is a test
keep company with the best

be wary of the rest


wasted are the moments in anger
tasted are the feelings of despair

haste used to make the choices
paste is tried to keep things together

faced are the fears of letting go
spaced are the moments of vulnerability

Eerily Calming

nature reclaims all
no matter how large or small


my irrational fear of carpenter bees is interfering with my wandering aimlessly through my spaceship in nothing but my bathrobe while the neighborhood robots wash their slippers in the turpentine I laid out for my pet dragon to drink after he hunts down the little girl that stole my balloons as revenge for the portrait of a rusted car that I hung in the foyer of her tree house which fell from the 30th floor when the porcupine decided to sell it on Amazon with a discount for anyone with a bionic leg except if blue-colored because his cousin doesn’t like quinoa when paired with Merlot or brie on saltines with flecks of kelp

it’ll be better tomorrow

‘cause it’ll be Saturday

Zhuangzi quote

노야 규 토마 사보하 / 톡어타 그히박
더서 규 가야 수라하 / 톡어타 나주박

noya kue tloma sapoha / tloketla kuhipak
tese kue kaya sualaha / tloketla natsuapak

be.happy like feather light-AUG / AG.NEG-P.4sg grasp-ABIL-NEG
suffer like world heavy-AUG / AG.NEG-P.4sg release-ABIL-NEG

Happiness is lighter than a feather, no one can grasp it.
Suffering is heavier than the earth, no one can let it go.
— Zhuangzi


the scars don’t fade in the sunlight, nor do the bruises give way to the sublime kisses from loved ones
there is no respite for those truly motivated to fulfill a promise
relinquish nothing
carry it all without regret