An Abject Prayer

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , on February 19, 2019 by dustus

It’s not because she’ll tease me
Or make me wish I’m there
Trick my mind to thinking
Someone truly cares

It’s not the song within my heart
Or how she can’t compare
To any love I’ve ever known
Beyond an abject prayer

Malignant Heart

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , on February 15, 2019 by dustus

I had a malignant heart
Past beating to decay

Fire filled its pulsing chambers
Purged my coursing veins

Hopelessness and self-contempt
Died among those flames…
And while no phoenix ever rose
Nor any angel’s face did show
I felt self-love regained

Spiritual Crisis

Posted in Poetry, Uncategorized with tags , , , on February 11, 2019 by dustus

Writing kept me sharp
Tempers my dull mind
But this is not the type of note
That makes me feel alive

Royal Pain

Posted in Poetry with tags , , on February 8, 2019 by dustus


Bring me that Court Jester
He thinks he is a scribe
I shall kill this royal pain
Snuff out his silly life!

Send him to the guillotine
We’ll watch his swelled head roll
Then let our knight take one last kick–
An American field goal!