brick and mortar

we greet the future
armed with comfortable patterns
invincible plaids

indestructible
time-honored, ready to ride
ingenuity

let the kids all laugh
make hobbies of our old ways
just leave them alone

they always come home

2014-Rene

New York at Night-Vivienne Gucwa
(via Magpie Tales)
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tempus fidelis

image: crilleb50 via magpie tales

long

have 
i tried
to press you
into fulfillment
will i never learn from the past?
i
sit
and wait,
you always
arrive gracefully
it is my weak faith that stumbles
i
count
you as
my only
true fascination
yet time spent alone with you, rare.
Rene ~ 2013

the truth is somewhere in the middle of unbelievable

i’m taking
every precious
word
ever uttered
from your face
and even 
a few breaths
of value
i’m sticking
them in a 
pretty little, 
cozy crystal 
box
and heading out
on highway
90
i’m gonna
shake them 
down
and to the
left
watch them
pepper up

the sky
before they
fall skidding,
scudding
back floating
into 
the mouth
of the dead sea
finally
rene ~ 2013

damn fine writing

i want to feel it

the ink on your pen

scratching

rough thoughts

on smooth surfaces
i want to smell it

where your mind has been

the brew

of conquest 

and raging desire
i want to see it

what you’ve made of

your world

bleeding out

from every damn word
i want to taste it

what that
kiss was like

and how
 you felt

when it wasn’t yours
i want to hear it

the clash of swords 

the war

hard fought

the territory won


Rene ~ 2013

torn

Have you ever been
stuck 

between now

and what happens

next
you’re just spinning 
your 
wheels

in your own
 private 
Levittown 

space
everything is so

safe

everyone’s
 
predictably the

same
if you could just

leave

you wouldn’t 

care about so much

pain
Rene – 2013