This section is for the various pieces I have written over the years that for some reason I got convinced to put online. If I get permission to post other people's work I like (particularly if it inspired any of my pieces), this is where it will go.

If you want to share how you feel about a piece, what you think or if you like something, let me know. If you don't like it, don't read any more. I'm not interested in critiques or ways to improve my writing, this is just something that pops out very occasionally and expresses itself. Sometimes there is accompanying music in my head, but I'm not talented enough to be able to translate that into something that other people can hear just yet.

If you want to reproduce any of this anywhere, in any form, please let me know first.

Misplaced mask

as I walked to the station today
I picked up a mask
I thought I had lost

dirty from misuse
scaring pedestrians
with a gaze that cried

come no closer.

cleaned as I walked
good as new
at my destination

at the station the mask
hid my red, sunken eyes
attendants and passengers
see nothing

the fake smile
fools them all

wearing this mask
wearing this acid,
melting my face beneath

I remember why
I didn't look for 
this mask.


it has its uses.

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