Glass House

There you sit Encased in glass Volatile. Dangerous. Watching from your perch The air fairly sizzles Unsettled and frenetic Passionate Conducting from your station When your eyes fall upon me It is revealed What lay before me is both beguiling and perlious To deny it would be a folly I venture closer Excitement pricks my [...]

Hey Liar

It appears your pantaloons are ablaze again I wish I knew what purpose it serves for you For perhaps then I wouldn’t be so offended So taken aback at every turn I question my investment The time it takes for the words to spill from your lips To the time they strike my ear I [...]

A Golden Anniversary

My high school, G.L. Roberts C.V.I., celebrated its 50th anniversary this weekend with an open house, a silent auction, alumni basketball, volleyball and golf tournaments, various Lakers (that was our sports team's name) swag, and a dance. It had been a long time since I graced those halls and it brought back a lot of [...]

Garden

The prettiest things The most delicate things We put them on display To enjoy and relish To hold dear What is a garden? Sights and scents Textures and flavours And still, so much more Designed to entice and inspire awe, They teach us patience and humility Provide sanctuary, and Give solemn respite to the weary [...]

And so it shall be

I got on the train and surveyed the morning's graffiti offerings. Behold, a sign of things to come. On my last day before a much needed vacation, advice on how the week should unfold sat on the tracks beside me. We may spell it differently, but I will heed the call! My week will indeed [...]

All the Things I Should have Said on a Tuesday Afternoon

Smiles lay heavy upon our lips Our mouths empty caverns, through which jumbled alphabets clamour and spill Forming sharp stalactites and mighty stalagmites Forging treacherous paths Over time, from below and above fuse to impressive columns of silence, containing all the things never said As we grow, we tread old patterns on new paths Search [...]