Nylon Rope

Above my head Like a clever joke Hanging limply Was a nylon rope Out the window Like a bird set free My hope had flown And abandoned me Out of the blue Like a miracle Advice you gave Was empirical I heard your words “Friend, please stay alive” Then tied that noose Around my mind…

Friend, please

Inspired by Friend, Please by Twenty One Pilots Photo by Brad Heaton Walk from that dark precipice Where peace seems to rests in its abyss Friend, please try to forget it exists For the serenity it offers is a lure, a trick I, too, have had nights I am afraid to recount When death plead…

Every Night

Inspired by Ode to Sleep by Twenty One Pilots // Photo by Brad Heaton When tucked in tight My mind takes flight To a place void of light So I paint and I write For sanity, I fight Until morning is in sight And the sunrise sets me right Only to repeat every night SW…

Goner

Inspired by Goner by Twenty One Pilots No matter how much air I inhale My lungs won’t seem to fill “In through your nose, out through your mouth” But I cannot breathe still My chest, it feels so tight My fingers, cold as death I am nothing but a goner Could somebody catch my breath?…

Live Music Saves

On nights when silence reigns I’ll return to this scene Squeezing my eyes closed I can hear the roaring screams The thunderous bass and boisterous vocals Drawing in masses from far and local On days I can’t cope I’ll remember these nights When my hands were not shaking And my chest was not tight When…