Survival

Posted by on Jul 2, 2013 in 2012, Choken Word, Survival, Truth
Survival

A life is a testament hard earned A story inked and burned Into clean skin A life is filled with scars Some too large to hide Most not seen live deep inside Where cells grow Our DNA knows The deep stress of survival So many terrible Winters No fire to burn No food to churn […]

Three Words Remain

Posted by on Mar 7, 2013 in 2012, Choken Word
Three Words Remain

Note to self, reveal yourself. Be dangerous In your honesty. Let it be known That you are not alone. That we are in this together. Note to self, Be thankful. Write a list. Check it twice. Then by no device Let it be known That you love them so They will always know. I love […]

Budo

Posted by on Mar 4, 2013 in 2012, Choken Word
Budo

I am not going to lie to you. I loved Karate Kid. It changed my life. A movie about a skinny kid. The outsider. The outlier. Being bullied. Coming out on top. Getting the girl. Getting the car. And driving off into the sunset With a trophy to boot. I mean who didn’t like it […]

The Rat Race

Posted by on Mar 1, 2013 in 2012, Choken Word
The Rat Race

Rats interconnected Brains switch Legs twitch Across continents Moths wired Neurons fire Flight is controlled As billions are spent on modeling the human brain So that we may rearrange cells And cure all disease So we can scan consciousness Into machines I want to see my father again Where did his memories go When he […]

The Man in the Fog

Posted by on Feb 25, 2013 in 2012, Choken Word
The Man in the Fog

Do you know that man who is always talking. Always thinking of theories that might have math behind them but he does not care because he did not get past college Algebra. He cuts and pastes History Channel specials and independent documentaries with some of everything he ever watched on TV and maybe read somewhere […]

The Inferiors

Posted by on Feb 11, 2013 in 2012, Choken Word
The Inferiors

We are all savages Seen through the eyes of our culture From the eyes of the Union soldier To the eyes of the Indian Chief Both know there is no ending To the killing To the blood That is coming For progress is a virus It presses hard across the prairie Where once there was […]

The Physics of Sound

Posted by on Feb 8, 2013 in 2012, Choken Word
The Physics of Sound

In games you knock a glass bottle down It falls over onto its side, it rolls around, It hits the floor and shatters All three dimensional modeled matter Created by object physics simulation code All the sounds we hear All the movement we steer All the forces of realism we seek to mold The simulation […]

Coming up for Air

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in 2012, choken sounds, Choken Word
Coming up for Air

The symptoms begin
It becomes hard to breathe
It becomes hard to be
Fight or flight
There is no turning right

Another Day at the Beach

Posted by on Jan 11, 2013 in 2012, Choken Word
Another Day at the Beach

We sit here all in silence Waiting for the clicking machine The magnet that is not seen To scan our brains The setting is a waiting room Hospital gowns worn by all Except by our partners down the hall And the wife of the man in the wheelchair The minutes tick by Tempers begin to […]

No Crying Allowed

Posted by on Jan 8, 2013 in 2012, Choken Word
No Crying Allowed

We live before you In the wild brush Beasts in the water’s crush Beating our chests To survive Half alligator Half catfish Drinking through the storm Growing strong and thick Do not plug us into walls When we get sick When I am gone Show them your guns Tell them where you’re from In this […]

do not waste this hour

Posted by on Dec 28, 2012 in 2012, Choken Word
do not waste this hour

Right These words flow like an ocean knows no bounds. Plastic sugar-coated desserts and calories bloated. Over-stuffed Christmas bodies floated. Semi-automatic assault poem from right to left. Two hemispheres clash to test the worst and best. Left I should have gone to law school. Focused on money not art. Where to start. Let’s make it […]

Let Us Pray

Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 in 2012, Choken Word
Let Us Pray

A binary system does not exist. We are more complex. We are interconnected. But another spree killing might make us reevaluate the demons we fight when we pray. When we vote. When we legislate. For evil takes on infinite forms. It is the bullets sprayed into the unsuspecting mass. It is the thoughts that formed […]

Rinse and Repeat

Posted by on Dec 16, 2012 in 2012, Choken Word
Rinse and Repeat

I hold them tighter now see their beauty how they glow inside time passes so fast another school shooting punched me in the gut woke me from a rut from material matters something about a fiscal cliff or slope or curve economic gloom something about a war in a distant land troops deployed without a […]

Echo

Posted by on Dec 11, 2012 in 2012, Choken Word
Echo

the whale was smart evolving back to the start into the ocean blue no crowded avenues swimming instead of walking floating instead of sitting ruling instead of killing everything in its domain the one that got away slipped back in evolving arms into fins evolving away from sin so it could be free living naturally […]

The man who had everything

Posted by on Dec 6, 2012 in 2012, Choken Word
The man who had everything

I think of you in your tower are you looking down watching us move around are you in a bathrobe martini in hand nursing a hangover from the party last night do you see us scurry with might from point a to b do you wonder in dismay how can they live this way paycheck […]

Define Yourself

Posted by on Dec 6, 2012 in 2012, Choken Word
Define Yourself

try and define yourself by what you don’t do by what you don’t use by what you don’t abuse not by the toys you have not by the steak you ate how much you make how much you did take while you were here

Blink

Posted by on Dec 1, 2012 in 2012, Choken Word
Blink

I blink inside my house today with photos of twenty-five year old me staring back at me body and face thin no extra chin strong and lean trained killing machine shooting down range disassembling my M16 I blink ten years have gone body changed brain rearranged to stop cancer to live longer is always the […]

I Got In

Posted by on Dec 1, 2012 in 2012, Choken Word
I Got In

They are going to ask where I was. They are going to wonder why I was not listening. Why I was not interested. They are going to remember me saying, “Daddies don’t play with dolls. That Daddies only play monster.” You are going to remember my eyes clouded over. Searching. Seeking something not there in […]

Get Used To It

Posted by on Nov 24, 2012 in 2012, Choken Word
Get Used To It

i promise we are used to elections getting stolen used to being lied to used to wars for nothing used to not getting picked for the team used to not being popular used to being bullied used to studying long hours used to learning used to adapting used to knowing that even if we lost, […]

My Brick from the Wall

Posted by on Nov 18, 2012 in 2012, Choken Word
My Brick from the Wall

Realization… Everyone has a different story For we can never know What it is like before The word is spoken I have an invasive tumor in my brain Large in size it has found a bed And made a home to call its own One of brick that can’t be blown down Sticks and stones […]