Let's think the unthinkable, let's do the undoable.
Now is a poem about the worlds and experiences that brush shoulders with each other in downtown Toronto.
And what it takes to wake a dead man.
“beneath the humming rectangle eyes,
the flashing, frantic sky-wide eyes
of the city--
that says something quietly.”
Choices in the Trench
Another dark piece that breathes in the after-there of combat. Adapted by the one and only Rogue Wave Comics (Harold Richter). It's poetry meets comics once again in another Graphic Lit Anthology.
The warrior ethos in a poem.
"For I lived every passion--
Every sin in every fashion--
and every moment like this last one is a chance to stand again."
Spilling Empty Cup
The day I took a rushed flight to say goodbye to my father is one I remember with the kind of clarity we mistakenly refer to as photographic memory. I wrote this piece a few weeks later.
“I’ve known no quiet as empty or full
as a hospital room whose machinery
has gone silent”
My first short story was published in the Rappahannock Review Issue 9.1.
A science fiction piece that explores what happens when the wrong people hold on to power for too long. You can read the interview as well where I... well, explain myself.
“Limit resources, make the people compete for what’s rightfully theirs, keep them looking left and right instead of up. Zero-sum mindsets in a zero-sum machine.”
Story is humankind's greatest invention. Better than cars (which are just the gas burning punchlines of engineering stories), better than sliced bread (it's embarrassing it makes anyone's list), and better than soccer (all heroes are stories, even the sports ones). Story makes everything that has ever happened, happen. The great and the awful.
Stories inspire us, drive us mad, turn us on, and change our minds. Welcome to the place where you'll find some of mine. I'm humbled you're here. Genuinely.
Need help telling your stories? Let's talk. I have written and ghost written for leaders and organizations and start-ups and wayward pets across industries and around the world. If I believe in what you're doing, I'll help you talk about it.