The desperation displayed so plainly on the man’s face cut into our hearts’ and even more tragic was the habitual zombie-like express…

life shadows

as madness seeps, like enshrouding fog / its shadowy digits / parting fontanelle / and worming the fertile fabric of mind / does it take yo…

Shattered ( Drugs don’t work !!)


Iron Blanket

Felt you in my fingertips, / saw through your facade. / In a time so disconcerting, / that normalcy was odd. / If tears were blood, / IR…


I kiss / the smoothness of a gun / I kick / the pureness of my habits…

Defining the fairytale ending

I never wanted a fairytale ending.

Love, Wrath, and Methamphetamines

You, with your pale-gold hair and beautifully difficult poetry, your nimble fingers on the guitar strings, your half-smile and arched-eyebr…

apostles of the streets

the streets, / empty / as a killer’s / dream, gape like / the dispossessed.

Our Addiction

His shadow swayed in the glare of the television, casting inaudible screams on the yellowing floral print wallpaper.


Stained carpet of misjudged drink / Fill the bathtub, i want to sink…

Breaking the Surface

They drifted on invisible currents, faces sunken in.

Just a Moment

light my sky on fire

Waiting to score

He proceeded to chop at it, on a small marble slab, working on it until it was a fine powder, he looked up and caught my eye, he grinned at…

Dying to Live

That person in the coffin wasn’t him, not the fair-haired boy that had been so full of life and laughter.

Road Ends in Water

So I can drift / Between the spaces of life

Out Of My Meds

I’ve been off of my meds for several days and nights! / I gave my friend a few klonopin for services rendered. / My lips are tingly!

Beware the Gambler.

Beware the Gambler; his cards fall like razor blades onto the faces of those who love him. His dice are bullets that slay his children;

Insanity’s Echo

Breathe in / As life breathes out / A sigh / Insanity’s echo / Alluring echo / That odd, lilting echo / A deadly siren / to your mind /…

My addiction

There is this girl who has led a very sad life. Her parents divorced when she was eleven years old; and by 13, both of them had deserted he…



Broken Crutches

The room was crowded, the mourners mourned you, / lovers laughed, the angels scorned you. / I sat front row, naked in the ashes, / as if I …


She would like that, he thought, growing angrier by the minute. Get a job and make some money.

Looking in.

the storm outside is derailing a thought train, / lightning like the vein / you were looking for….

Our Poison

We’ll call it the Devil. / Because that’s what it is. / Can’t YOU see what it’s doing to YOU? / Can’t YOU see…

This World

Find me, see me, feel me breathe. I am a myth, a fantasy, made to deceive…



(SOBER) Son of a Bitch, Everything’s Real

I walk in, / feeling dead on / the inside. / I sit down, / they ask for / my story. / I’m not special, / just couldn’t contr…

My Addiction

You always look so good / I know I can’t resist you / Right here right now  / I want you.

Society’s reject

The caretaker of her own legend / sat and watched, as years went by. / She remembered the doors of perception, / that had coldly closed. / …


The cigarette settles softly like a butterfly on her pale skin/unmoving/the dull glow of the cherry/illuminates a tiny patch of ivory flesh

Three Chances Ago

When I asked you to choose / you put them over me / A decision that came to you / way to easily / Still I remain faithful / Your convenient…

Darkness detonating

Darkness detonating…


The times my mind committed crimes on itself, / I say just one more day and things will be different, / They say we love you but they aren’…

The Jading of Conrad Jackson

Unaware of its potential / I kept it all confidential / But it caused my thoughts to go disarray / And no one came to save the day

Searching for a Higher Power

Feeling that suicide is the only reasonable solution / Pray to the heavens for direction and absolution


Down the street / Through the narrow alleyway / You find it / Shake alone / Trying to cover the obvious / Attacking without warning / No re…

The Merry-Go-Round

Some were naked! But with so much fun who would notice? / I screamed your name, my eyes blurred – I couldn’t focus!

Post Suicide

Doesn’t he know he’s killing himself? / Alone in a corner, his back against the contaminated wall. / The needle’s in his …

addict’s escape

Room spinning, balance tipping, / - my subconscious wants to trip me.

The Tragedy of Susy Lee


Up, Up and Away

Pray / Pray for a miscarriage / Pray it away / Fuck this week / Fuck this day

Just One More.

I’ve never felt more than this. / I’m so numb, / I just need another hit.

Fresh Air

‘I’m gonna go and snatch it from him myself’ I said all of a sudden, feeling that it was some sort of obligation to do so, since the …

Beauty Devastated

but life can seem so complicated / medicated, roses all around, / driving minds all the way from heavens to the ground

Children Paying The Price For Addiction

Sad or happy / Mean or nice / Children always pay the price / When parents argue, scream and fight / Because addiction grabs them tight / L…

Denial Is Destroying You

There’s split personality / But you take it to extremes / From one day to the next / You leave everyone perplexed / Never knowing how…


Statistics can be used for good and evil. See how

Over-Thought Thoughts


chain reaction

that damned angry wasp in you / can’t help but sting again / rotting apart everything we do / going crazy in your lone den


They won’t never ever fuckin stop, / So you can keep callin on the cops, / Bar the windows, deadbolt the locks, / These drugs got me …

Damnation – December 2k10

Creeping… Crawling… / In my veins they’re / Burning… Boiling… / My blood until I’m losing my focus / & time is twisting it’s way around…

American Dream (J J: The Contemporary Romantic)

This short story reveals a suicide note of an adolescent from the United States

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