Emotional Frostbite

The constant change is all aroundExcept the snow that’s on the groundEach day the same inside my homeAll I want to do is roam More people sick than I can countThe numbers always seem to mountAnd so I hide behind my wallsNo one to see, no one to call I build a world inside a […]

2021 Review and 2022 Goals 

Professional Life:  2021:  My day-to-day work life did not have a dramatic change like it did back in 2020.  I am still under the same larger department, but the product line is more streamlined.  Instead of handling individual’s money, I am working with business owners to offer their employees life insurance.  In my previous role, there were at least five different […]

First Day of School

A slowly rising alarm breaks my restless sleep on my first day.  I go to the window to open the curtain and I am greeted by pure darkness.  Artificial light is my early morning companion.  Following my normal routine of making a large breakfast brings a sense of stability to this rather odd day.  I make my way onto the interstate […]

Slow Processing

Hazel eyes stare into a virtual worldSocial guidelines restrict movementWeather brings darkness, even at middayThis is not a temporary fantasyNo willpower can resolveHope for a certain future waversDeeper still into the depthsMental acuity replaced with foggy uncertaintyThe pounding rain intensifiesMatching the turmoilModern conveniences offer no respiteHuman contact awaits

Following Directions

Nocturnal by natureCreated for comfortMy master controls me An array of colorsOnly the bestNothing like my boring cousins Awake or asleepThey have no in-betweenFollowing the old ways I am the futureEvolved from demandUseful Working together as oneA simpler world is bornNo rest for the weary

Back to Basics

The storm arrivesWalls shakingBlinding lightningThunder overpowers Connections brokenMachines lifelessPouring rain and increasing darknessChildhood memories abound I duck down on the largest crashForgetting the roof still standsMy system still in shockStumbling towards the lanterns All the cords and all the cablesYet, not the one I needThe radio dies of old ageCut off from the world All […]

Hidden Hills

This land is flatLike the place I was bornHome of the orangesNot too much corn These hills, they surprise meRising up from the earthIllinois mountainsIn the time of rebirth Fellow travelers don’t mindWe go up and go downThen the path takes a turnI look all around At once, I’m rewardedJust ahead, I can seeThe skyline […]