I’ve encountered her many times

in many lives,

she’s familiar and new,

so I’m bursting inside,

no one can tell aside from her,

my poker face conceals this admiration,

when she enters a room,

I feel her,

sometimes it is too much for me,

the simplest diction,

I have difficulty forming,

my mouth is not sophisticated enough,

not for her,

the connotation runs out,

or excuses pile up,

when in the end…

honesty could be a miracle,

for both of us,

she’s worth the risk,

heartbreak I’ve swallowed for many moons,

the crash and burn,

remain like the spirits,

in years of seclusion,

respectable to the Caribou,


a like mind,

and a beautiful soul,

we’ve shared space in dreams,


afraid to make the first move,

to lose what we have,

in this lifetime,

a friendship kindled,

a potential preserved,

a chance I can no longer take…

for granted.


In Noir

My personality has many shades,

You may only see one or two,

My allies are few,

in shadows black and grey,

visible caricatures,

living among the auspicious,

transported to another time,

in Noir,

let me get my trench coat,

inhabit an intrepid scene,


in dark alleys,

where crime or suspense occur,

cue the dramatic score,

scratch that…

don’t you know this is make-believe?

how much of this facade is fantasy…

a living dream,

a cinematic encounter,

wake up!

cancel the pretend,

smell of cigarette smoke,

gritty posturing,

and calamitous drama,

sans a groggy disposition,

I’m awake for the audition…

Fire in Belly

The advantageous sprint off,

before the bang even produces sound,

they are runners on a track of their own,

track stars in a another life,

speeding past the remainder,

chasing a brand new obsession,

if one looks closely enough,

without blinking,

their eyes sparkle,

glisten so brightly,

that shadows are rendered irrelevant,

a spark so powerful,

rivals need seeing-eye dogs,

obstacles melt away,

as all turns to gold,

a path woven into absolutes,

the Trendsetter unleashed!


We’re like oil and water,

repelling and attracting each other,

indirectly colluding emotions,

made up of differing compositions,

I respond to heat slowly,

you pop and crackle once tempted,

explode with enough kinetic energy,

I glide into steam,

filling the air,

while your molecules hit the floor,

singe those who come near,

better are we separate,

in our natural forms,

becoming volume,

in a glass or a bottle,

ingredients to nourish,

physically change within us,

their mass contributes,

weighs in on our decision,

I vie to adjust the formula,

bust our boundaries open,

see them dissolve,

so we can combine,

create a new chemical,

a solution,

a partnership,

furnished to accommodate you and me,

friendship is the result,

one to be envied.







Many times I’ve heard the phrase,

you have potential,

what does that mean exactly?

that I’m not good enough now,

that I’m not the master I think I am,

this three syllable word may be the death of me,

no…I’m exaggerating,

fighting the fact that they may be right,

but what do I do with it?

this word,

this force of nature which I carry inside of me,

how do I harness it?

maybe I’ll train it like a dog,

to follow my every command,




I’ll tell it,

no…it’s not an animal,

with no definition,

it is invisible to me,

or maybe it doesn’t exist,

and I can’t mold it ,

into a concept I can understand,

but I salivate for a cure-all,

an instantaneous answer to all my problems,

lackadaisical in my approach,

let the Orient Express come,

charging down the tracks,

no… I don’t feel like moving,

in some degree…

I want this to happen,


I want to be loved.


Family is the Fuel

My family is the fuel,

they are the spark,

they are the flame,

that keeps this train running,

at five hundred miles an hour,

unflappable in their love,

they cheer the fall as well as the rise,

they contribute greatly,

to my passion,

to my enthusiasm,

never to my folly,

but they patch me up,

and ride me to mature,

accept the character they crafted,

even weathered the torrent of my negativity,

they are unmovable in their stance,

unconditional with their affection,

despite their own adversity,

they pour their love into me,

they’re belief makes me luminous,

they’re prayers make me limitless,

a simple thanks is not enough…


Good Thoughts

Positive over negative,

I’m set to reach for the sky,

my powerful heart will carry me,

bigger than anything my mind can conceive,

clouds one through nine…

get ready!

emphasis is elevated,

while I’m levitated,

so high…

nothing can touch me here,

serenity is mine,

among the clouds,

above the oaks and pines,

look to where I’ve risen,

it’s chill up here,

time only makes me better,

growth is imperative,

so is ascension,

where the birds roam,

soar to heights unparalleled,

I mimic their traits,

climb to the highest point,

arms extended,

avian antics assumed,

winds support me in this motion,

sunlight guides my way,

as fervor reflects flight.

The Dark

On suburban sidewalks,

the dark feels alive,

conscious and self aware,

as I sweat it out in buckets,

blazing this trail,

in company of the night,

each impact to the pavement takes me…

into introspection,

still streets call,

I almost trip…

when my focus misaligns,


I bend down to deal with the culprit,

a shoelace untied,

momentary pause from the prison in my mind,

juggling the strings,

once the shoe’s tongue is in restraint,

I press on,

almost gallant in my stride,

is this exercise or therapy?

scenery shifts to a procession of shops,

tricking my mental,

ghosts bourne in a forest dead,

mugged and chopped into pieces,

maybe I hear their screams…

as sinew tenses in the back of my legs,

I stretch,

but it doesn’t help,

my muscles not the agony,

a constant mistress,

peace below the crescent moon,

though beasts lurk here,

the dark applies.





Poem Unknown

I have to be eliminated from certainty,

mocked by my peers,

berated for crimes I haven’t committed yet,

judged by unseeing eyes,

in a court designed to meld with reality,

it changes my voice,

it slants my posture,

it makes me unlike,

I can’t shake this feeling…

of the cross-hairs,

tickling the goosebumps on my neck,

an assassin plots my demise,

try for point blank range,

I fear and welcome it all the same,

forgetting how easy giving up can be,

or the power emotion has,

as the heart and mind switch associations,

change temperature,

attracting a specific heat,

sowing falsehoods into tapestries,

I am alive and unknown,

as the storm comes…

My Superhero Movie Top 20

Here’s my superhero movie Top 20 (as of today’s viewing of X-Men: First Class):
  1. X-Men: First Class
  2. The Dark Knight
  3. Thor
  4. Watchmen
  5. Superman II
  6. Batman Begins
  7. The Incredible Hulk
  8. Kick-Ass
  9. Spider-Man 2
  10. Iron Man
  11. X-Men 2
  12. Hancock
  13. Batman
  14. Superman
  15. The Mask of Zorro
  16. Blade
  17. The Rocketeer
  18. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  19. Spider-Man
  20. Batman Returns
This list is subject to change since Green Lantern and Captain America have not come out in theaters yet. Also, 2012 should be a big year for this genre: Amazing Spider-Man, The Avengers, and The Dark Knight Rises (my favorite among the three) all debut. Next year doesn’t even account for the future of comic book movies; in my estimation, it looks quite grand!
Comment if you agree… or critique if you don’t!