Rules & Rhetoric

There isn't enough time in the world to do one thing right. Ambition is a disease that preys on the waking. Fall asleep reciting all the things you didn't do. That's pillow talk.

April 23, 2014 at 9:16am

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April 22, 2014 at 8:46am

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Dictated But Not Read

Sometimes I get on planes for weeks and come home to a different lady. Taller, more words, teeth and new expressions. I study her like I made her because I made her. Thankfully, not in my own image. Thankfully in the image of her mother who laughs in the face of everything. She can pirouette already. Slowly turning circles. Revolving. Evolving before my eyes. For a moment I can relax. For a moment nothing is imminent. Things won’t end and death isn’t marching toward anyone. We are here. I am here with you.

Will you reach the shore without me?
Will you answer the door one day and it’s not me? Will you be happy?
My little monster who stalks my heart, breaking rules and furniture. I cherish her. I’m trying to be better. I’m trying to be a role model. One day, when you can finally see my path, I hope it reads: “Please. Don’t. Follow.”

Sometimes I dream of other visits. Other vistas. The air crisp, cool and I’m content. It’s a beach in Thailand. It’s a farmhouse in Northern Ireland. It’s the base of the Eiffel Tower. All the places I’m taking you that were just dreams for people like me, when I was like you. When I was like you we were playing in the streets. Dodging cars and catching lightning bugs in the summer. We had no future and it was mesmerizing to live in this moment and not know when it would come to an end. Kids carrying around death like a hobby. But even that didn’t stop me.

And I’d hate to think that you wouldn’t get it. You wrote it down after I said it. Dictated but not read. Details may have been lost in the translation. A script for transportation, but with essential scenes missing. I’m working on better outcomes while your dancing, dancing, dancing til it’s done.

April 14, 2014 at 2:48pm

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My tombstone shall read …

"Great in a crisis. Utterly useless in all other scenarios."

April 11, 2014 at 7:45am

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@trimet app has no elegant fail for transactions, but I was informed by email that I’d bought 7 tickets in the space of 120 seconds.

@trimet app has no elegant fail for transactions, but I was informed by email that I’d bought 7 tickets in the space of 120 seconds.

April 8, 2014 at 9:10am

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Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.

— Lao Tzu

March 28, 2014 at 10:00am

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"The Only Living Boy in New York" is probably the most overt display of bromance I've ever heard. →

March 27, 2014 at 9:58am

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I’m writing a screenplay where Bruce Willis goes undercover as a nun to flush out a Papal crime syndicate. It’s called “Old Habits Die Hard.”

March 24, 2014 at 7:01pm

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Evening walk. Just me and the #forgottenchild. Put a price tag on that. (at Orenco Gardens Neighborhood)

Evening walk. Just me and the #forgottenchild. Put a price tag on that. (at Orenco Gardens Neighborhood)

March 18, 2014 at 9:52am

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Musing Number #17

What does enough feel like? What does it look like? Taste like? I have never once experienced the sensation.

March 12, 2014 at 11:40am

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Got a perks package in the mail from Klout today. I’m pretty much a social media douchebag.

Got a perks package in the mail from Klout today. I’m pretty much a social media douchebag.