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In any man who dies there dies with him, his first snow, and kiss, and fight. Not people die but worlds die in them.

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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October 03, 2021

Summer's End in Memento Mori

For the infinite tomorrows And for the one I dread the most. The one that haunts me like a ghost; The dream of you. And for the hundred some-odd yesterday’s Where that haunting turned to mirth ...


July 12, 2021

Memento Amare in Memento Mori

Remember that you have to die. Remember you can live. Remember that I wanted you to fight when you would quit. Remember that I loved you even when we couldn’t sit Together in a part of you you w...


July 05, 2021

Stormclouds in Memento Mori

I’ve got angels on my brain. A million perfect faces in a million perfect voices singing all - your perfect name. And they made a place in Heaven Alone for dreams of you. A greener grass in para...


June 07, 2021

Little Longings in Memento Mori

You were an Angel So I hopped on an aeroplane Just for a moment to be close to you again. === I’ll rot without you. and probably with you, too. I’m really rather doomed. But rotting doesn’t feel...


April 06, 2021

Sweet Peas in Memento Mori

I want to vomit. I want to sleep. But more than that, I want to know the reasons that you keep; To a worthless thing like me, beneath the bottom of your feet. Just clinging to those gritting teet...


March 19, 2021

Leaving the Garden in Memento Mori

I’m running out of words to write for you. So maybe I don’t love you anymore? Or maybe, most likely, I wrote them all before. You were the Moon, and the Sun, while I spun in the middle. You were ...


February 26, 2021

Love-in-a-Mist in Memento Mori

I hope you’ll wear black, with flowers in your hair. Or the smallest of notions to show your despair. I know that sounds selfish. I know it’s not fair. But I dreamt you’d wear white when we walke...


January 22, 2021

Losing the nail in Memento Mori

Sorry, I ran out of words again. Those little invisible batteries that fueled whatever mechanism caused those eyes to roll inside your head. You’d smile, though. Sometimes you’d laugh. I wish I...


January 14, 2021

Asphodel in Memento Mori

I’ll love you better over there. Where angel’s envy you your rest. A place I’ll finally call you back - and say goodbye. Goodbye mom.


December 06, 2020

Ambition in Empty Echoes

To the moon, that’s where I’ll go. To be something more, than nothing more, than an important thing to you. (sometime in 2012?)


November 19, 2020

Mayflower in Memento Mori

I left without saying , and now you’re leaving too. Who knew a goodbye could have kept us in two? Now I’m one, and you’ve won, like you always seemed to do. I should have known better than...


November 17, 2020

Never Ready in Memento Mori

Ephemeral one Don’t waste your breath Wondering whether we’ll walk without waking while wandering west Where the sun sets Where the heart rests Where this dream will come screeching into dust a...


November 17, 2020

Push in Memento Mori

You’re not worth the dirt they’ll bury you under, or the flowers they’ll scatter over that yawning, gaping ruin where they’ll leave you to rot.


October 27, 2020

The Catch in Memento Mori

Another rye and ginger because being an alcoholic is a personality trait, and you can pretend it helps you sleep at night, when it knocks you off your feet. Another drink Convince yourself you’re...


October 23, 2020

Eleanor in Memento Mori

I’m tired. We’ve been dancing for a while Around this topic Where I’m heartsick for your smile You told him ‘I do‘ I told her I’d never; But how could dying things think through what lasts for f...


January 29, 2020

Ophelia in Memento Mori

Bury me in rue. For the sleepless nights I danced with you; All twists, and turns, and shouting, too. For the way you kissed me right on cue. For the quiet places we withdrew; To sing, to talk. ...


December 02, 2019

Mortality in Memento Mori

Eternity is sweet, but a moment’s sweeter. …


November 20, 2019

A Scapegoat in Memento Mori

What’s forever to a man? Only so long as he can keep his eyes open.


November 19, 2019

In Vino Veritas in Memento Mori

This Devil’s drink You sell your soul for the briefest glimpse of absolution Monster.


November 01, 2019

Inexorable Tomorrow in Memento Mori

10/31 I hate to be the one to burst your bubble. I shot for the moon, and landed in rubble. Those motivational posters weren’t worth the trouble. Or maybe they should have sent someone with stubb...


October 30, 2019

Little Blue Omens in Memento Mori

I dressed you in forget me nots one hundred thousand wished me luck. You stripped them naked, pluck by pluck, two hundred thousand love-me-nots. I should have counted, should have thought. An od...


October 28, 2019

Poptarts and Tragedy in Memento Mori

Sitting by the dim lamp You know the one it hurts your eyes It’s freezing out but the fan’s on White noise helps drown black thoughts at night Pop tarts and pilsner and a scratch on my tongue A b...


October 19, 2019

Vegas in Memento Mori

I’ve been getting calls from the Deparment of Justice. Finally - I’m wanted. Is it justice or fraud, though? I don’t really know. Don’t call it tax evasion - Tax procrastination, rather. I’ve nev...


October 19, 2019

Ghosts in Memento Mori

You’re writing for ghosts of the friends you invented All dancing around in a brain so demented They wait around hanging on every last word Convinced that your thoughts are the best in the world ...


October 06, 2019

Weekend Woes in Memento Mori

10/05 A heart on a string Is it a noose or a ring? And it’s a hell of a thing to make me choose === 10/06 The city’s below me the sun’s in my face. Gravity’s dragging me back to this place. The t...


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