I met a stranger While standing in line We exchanged small talk And then parted ways The briefest of encounters A missed connection How many times In our lives Have we crossed paths with someone A convergence of chance Would it be a disappointment Better off left alone Or do I welcome the unknown […]Read more "Yuan fen Fateful Coincidence"
Your face is worn, with lines I love. You gaze intent, your elegant hands, brush against my skin, and I blush, cast down my eyes. If you looked in them, you would see to my soul. I won’t hand over my heart, only to have it broken, and carelessly cast aside. Would you be so […]Read more "Would You, If I Let You?"
eheu fugaces labuntur anni Alas, the fleeting years slip by in ictu oculi In the blink of an eye sic vita est […]Read more "Momento Vivere"
Your silence says it all, it wasn’t what I wanted to hear. I won’t keep waiting for your call, when you make it crystal clear. The rejection hurt like hell, I can still feel the sting. I loved you, I really fell, now there’s no hope eternal to spring. My broken heart must […]Read more "Impenetrable"
And then it hit me, a touch and a look in your eyes. A spark lit me, I longed for hello’s, dreaded goodbyes […]Read more "And Then It Hit Me"
Onward with no direction, only to wander aimless. My dimly lit perception, of places and faces; nameless. With restless abandon, I strode, hurling cautions wind, hear it howl. On the road of ruin, I rode, ever perilous on the prowl. This lone kingdom I reign, where subjects, not a single soul. I haunt […]Read more "Unsettled"
April 1, 1945, was both Easter Sunday and April Fools Day. My father, a 20-year-old member of the 6th Marine Division, was aboard a troop landing craft, heading straight to the shores of the heavily fortified island of Okinawa. Approaching the beaches with a mixture of fear, eagerness and uneasy anticipation; these feelings […]Read more "I Knew A Man"