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Swallowed Whole


profound desire

to swim

through the oceans

and soar

to the stars

sacred powers

given from god?

a continued

fascination

what a story

we swallowed

it whole

©, J.H.


Tortured Tomb


a botched job

you dare to uphold

a debate

preserved

for posterity

to create

overpriviledged

design

a tortured tomb

a final resting place

a granite sarcophagus

well protected

dependent upon

that which

they do not

need to

know

© 2014, J.H.


Silver Darkness


disconnected

in real life

and real feelings

such gems

songs of reason

he wanted everyone

to care

opened up

and witnessed

the emptiness

do we need

the silver

exosed to light

polished ever brighter

in the dark

filled with

signs in

a glowing labyrinth

of total darkness

© 2014, J.H.


Holier Than Thou


holy rolly

opulence

has chiseled

one fine tip

spooned

onto the walls

a rough patch

aligned against

the mirrors

in the night

mercury

and vapor

can kill

or

determine

the fate

of us all

© 2014, J.H.


Holding Pattern


official support

still

heading for

a crash

in

secondary waves

a formula for

disaster

preconditioned

rules

circle the planet

the greatest

achievement

design plans

deployed

with new

urgency

its a

mad

season

in decline

and

holding

© 2014, J.H.


Our House


we couldn’t

even have

crossed

at the beginning

a design flaw

decades

of

deferred maintenance

’twas

a nice house

but

falling apart

© 2014, J.H.


Bridges in Time


you say

its complicated

even if we

took nights

not going

until they

start to break

without change

just in time

the bridges

crumble and

collapse

into

the

dark ages

© 2014, J.H.


Longshot


heads up

the whole damned thing

one pretty sure bet

a craft to explore

images from birth

the third planet

interstellar space

micrometeioroids

the stuff of space

takes its toll

still recognizable

but in pieces

this one proved

to be

a

longshot

© 2014, J.H.


Resistance


you can, you know

still

appreciate

even a blemish

makes

no difference

its all a

bunch of snakes

in your charge

i suspect

in the process of

putting up

has fallen

what you do

will not stand

the least

© 2014 J.H.


Gone


Gone

I. Am.

Disappeared.

Like a wisp

of wind on your

window sill

or

brushing past your cheek.

Invisible

… almost, but never.

I. Am.

Gone.

 

© 2014, J.H.


Uncertainty


 

Heaven

that’s swell

now do nothing

turn around

turn right over

clear the jam

for reason

oh i was certain

rather than that

an update

its high risk

suffer the consequences

for having

said that

i say

nothing

© 2013 J.H.


The Eyes of Truth


~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

the eyes of truth are upon us
must I ascend
into that white light?
the Knowledge there
of me
Have I passed that test?
Am I welcome ?
Will they see
all that I’ve tried to be
or only
what i have become

© 2013 J.H.


Infallible


what do you do

the worst thing

pretty extreme

without believing

is it compulsory

to believe

we are

infallible

and above all

of

our

obligations

a child of

the blood

~ © 2013 J.H.


Game Over


a mask

not a clue

game over

consider that

a loose definition

a release

ingrained

clear analysis

why now?

a trick of luck

or

self-preservation

i made

it

up

myself

~ © 2013 J.H.


Exemption


solve a mystery

what nonsense

have we caused here

put me in

and

color it

with belief

a code

focus

nowhere near

a question

a pattern

boundaries exerted

who put us

at fault

what?

an experiment

or

a

platform

for the

rest of

the

world


Corrosion


fine details

other stuff

the manifest

you said

life is what

could be

at risk

a bridge

more than

on the verge

of collapse

clear away

the corrosion

unchecked

it spreads

like cancer

shore it up

only words

define

our

lives


Aside

I’m one of them

you know

ready for

anything

crowned with protections

a thousand years

of bets

a fate not based

on chance

a figure

but not that

which has aligned

with the

primative

like somewhere else

surrounded by

an inland promise

come and gone

eroded away

only vaguely

familiar

a promise

no more


The Facade


 

renovation

a guest has

arrived

a lightning bolt

a foundation

for the

interior

an uncertain future

not as tough

as believed

the walls

are still standing

marble and granite

still crumble

under pressure

the surface

a haven

already

returning

to the

ground


Skeleton’s Dance


no, never thought it real
but not so far
so follow
and hold tight the post
a skelton’s dance
for each night
in ignorant bliss
i’ll ask for my payment
they are coming
but nowhere so near
as hell!

Fragility


for your pride
you get
a new bottle
firmly armed
with looming disaster
keep the lid on
steady as she goes
all hands on deck
arrows point the way
to battle stations
well worn from
overuse
tread carefully
between the
eggshells
crushed
and lying on
the deck

 © 2010 J.H.
originally published at pearljam.com

Going Home


timing and options
unacceptable
home from the marching
a message inside
which is that?
why not cut it clearly
in the morning hush
of yesterday
i am once again
in the wrong direction
on to the sky
or do we grow
i considered that
which i have received
the harder to balance
oh i wish it
anything but
far far away
i will be
in my bitterness
standing tall
head high
eyes closed
in case the circle
a slowly expanding cloud
goes to nothing
the last order
i won’t let it
oh i have taken the blow
 
© 2013 J.H.

Inside the Vault


answers
no time
stay
no, get out
step aside
there’s no room for you here
avoidance
waiting
inside a vault
what game is this
circling
is it safe yet
or will
lightening strike
as i cry out
in the
blackness
 
© 2013 J.H.

Reluctant Rock Star


shaking hands
signing autographs
i have taken your seat
a mystery
no answers
from where i was napping
an impression
i have seen from here
all the hands
one thousand winds
that blow
hold on to the rope
so strong
and i swear
i felt all the blues
he scrunched his face
pinching his nose
and holding his own
territories and allies
we are all grown
and now
there is no place
to know the truth
just wait
to have an honest answer
 
© 2013 J.H.
 

Suicidal Tendencies


held captive
harmed innocence
i wish for
one night
willing to try
celebrate life
rather
than death
a test
all other
possibilities
exhausted
invading forces
or worse
never shaken
the silence appeared
a rationalization
not my own
 
© 2013 J.H.