Friday, January 18, 2013

I Missed Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice - It's the shortest and darkest day of the year. It also marks the first day of winter. It was on December 21, 2012. And I missed it.

This was taken a couple days after Winter Solstice at my parents' house in Ohio - many a memory on this swing.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Rap Battles in the Rain

Every now and then the city (life) feels familiar and known and comfortable and predictable. That's not all bad. It's not really good either. But every now and then, Chicago (life) surprises me. Like it did a few nights ago - when I was asked to judge a rap battle in the rain.




Thursday, January 10, 2013

visual stun gun

You know, what-the-hey. Here's another poem for this week. Because we can. My brother wrote this whilst  'doing the dating dance' with his now wife.  His one year old son, Zeke, inherited the same blue stun-guns. 



She had a pair of blue-eye stunners
that pinned me to my chair
A bright flash of cotton candy sky
struck frozen by a stare

For that split second
with a smile on her lips and a step that quickened
time put on the brakes
and i was drunken

its an odd feeling,
paralyzed by a glance.
being numbed for a jiffy
with only a glance.





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