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High School Asylum (Reading from Ch.4)

Posted in Blog, education, Poetry, writing with tags , , , , , , , , on June 28, 2010 by dustus

The following audio clip is a reading from High School Asylum

High School Asylum by Adam Dustus
Copyright 2009
(cover by Keven Lupien)


“New Time” and Arts Web Show challenge

Posted in Blog, Poetry, writing with tags , , , , , , on June 26, 2010 by dustus

Darkness blankets fainting light
Recalling being scared at night
What was there except for fright
Fearing scattered sounds alright?

Comforter over nose and sigh
Calm may drift to happy times
So much forgotten, your mind rewinds
Friendly functions, temperature climbs
Wishing days begin new time

Care to take a listen?


My friend Kseverny over at The Arts Web Show presented a poetic challenge to everyone. Like the Megzone, I decided to try. The idea was to listen to the music and freewrite, let go, write whatever comes to mind the best you can to the following tune…


Don’t conceal, Music surreal, rainstorms, sharp hail, original steal
Preluding piano, confounding emotions, destiny discovers melodic oceans…

Shreiking guitar, shredding sole, fading ripples, vibrato, echo…

Break thudding beats, snare kicking cleats
Aware of receits, incompletes, brain a blank sheet…

Space without sound all around
Earbuds pound, explode, mind overload
Rhythm driving, insides thriving
Minding the rhyme now slowly compiling…


inspiring… Yeah finding
Can’t keep up the speed, jeez
Life too brief, what to believe
short and sweet, instincts deceive
So it slows, go, feel the flow
transitional projects in hall-lit glow
Tangling fingers, keyboard strokes
Multilayered, instrumental, all she wrote
When you choke, heart not fake though always broke
Continuous rhyme, no lie zone
Writing, waning light, energy subsiding
Will this end?
Will I know?
I don’t show

Thank You!

Posted in Blog, Blogging Awards, Poetry with tags , , , , , on June 24, 2010 by dustus

Hi Everybody! I wish to thank Jingle and Heartspell in this post for presenting me with awards. Firstly, thanks for the Poet of May Award, as well as for voting for me. I feel honored just to be mentioned alongside individuals with blogs I enjoy visiting.

In addition, special thanks to Jingle for all her hard work and care in organizing these great rallys. (Feel better!)

Next, thank you, Heartspell, for selecting me as The Perfect Poet after the last rally. Appreciate that honor. I look forward to returning for the next rally.

Flinch’s Escape (Flash 55)

Posted in Blog, education, Flash Fiction, writing with tags , , , , , , , , on June 21, 2010 by dustus

Jacob Flinch wished his picture graced that milk cartoon. Dog, as nicknamed called, stands pouring over his target. Jake collapses from whiplashing punches from the bully’s wingman. Lunch ladies, cooks in hairnets, attempt breaking-up cheering twelve-year-olds, “Fight! Kick his ass!” Running vice-principal’s whistle cuts through enough bustling undivided attention. Once again, unfair suspension provides Flinch’s escape.

Care to take a listen?

*55 Fiction (nanofiction)

Won’t Find You

Posted in Blog, Poetry, writing with tags , , , , , , , , on June 21, 2010 by dustus

Chance may enable
Continue novel lines
One day’s, “Eureka!”
Life dawns into mind

Could I learn?
Change through more bits
Not care about want
Smash patterns I quit

Driven rage neglects anyway
Family, friends, given more than my space
Cursing moods, hate my own face
Look and laugh, there’s never a break

Anxious though over
No confidence blamed
Finite feeling could never explain…

When time runs over
And with it me too
Leaving shy of nothing
When you don’t count
On broken heartache
Nor where exceptions
Won’t find you

Care for a reading?