Gifts & Excrements of Insanity

… turmoil & doubt …
… inside & out …
… decisions & revisions …
… asleep & awake …

… victim or assailant …
… an exposé or a cover-up …
… escape or diversion …
… pain or healing …
… a little bit of Heaven …
&
… a whole lot of Hell …
… contemplation or condemnation …
… the singer or the song …

Waiting for a Shot at the ‘a-OK’ Corral

The plot takes a sticky turn of events
by nature sickly & wounding in content
condensed into fragmented thoughts of betrayal
and, viewed from all angles, a disturbing image, indeed

Even to the casual observer, a hint of optimism appears
in the bottom left corner of the painted canvas –
a glimmer of hope on the horizon

When Blessed by Time

Mothered by Father Time
I’ve acquired the necessary tools for success or failure

On the one hand
– implements of self-alienation –
not knowing whom to trust
when the weight of the world crushes my spirit
leaving me prone to impulsive behavior

On the flipside of the coin
– I decide when & where to bargain with fools –
taking pleasure in the ways & means of self-satisfaction
getting my jollies taking the upper hand in battle
carrying a whip & chain
to tame the opposition into compliance