Breath is born here And here is the nexus of gratitude is. ‘The Shard’ Firstly, there was the boy. At some predetermined juncture, there came the dreams. From that point it was irrevocably set in motion –… [‘My Duality.’] The anthem was blaring. / My footfalls resound / in the desert not walked, / beneath armour unseen; / grinning through vodka. / Breath stol… confusion I was, I used to be, thinking back my spine held me upright before but now my veins are disappearing with their lack of blood flow and my e… ‘Beginnings’ End’ I sat upon a simple stone bench in the garden of change, watching as Death stepped in to close the distance; wrapping his arms about Life… ‘The November Transmission’ I am a vaunted antiquity. Committing this message to a language, as alien to me as the people that give it voice. Its shortcomings are so n… ‘Full Circle’ Cut off. The enemy is everywhere. / There is no fight now that could ever get me home. / Right knee planted in the sand, / rifle in left ha… ‘Be There’ You’d think it a victimless crime, / to be one of those, / who walks amongst the decadent tide-falls, / in the endless precious summe… ‘Life and Resurrection’ The absence in my heart, returns me hither. I walked once more the road of echoes, far from lucid dreams. I contemplate the end, in passing… ‘[Post-Sentence]’ The crackle of broken glass seemed to almost stem the weight that lay in the sound of armoured footfalls, so carefully placed; atop ragged … ‘Pressing’ She is always on my mind. I am forever beset by the struggle to balance her against all other matters; that which unfolds before me. At pre… When The Veil Drops One day we will know all that we need to know. / And we will realize we have known it all along. ‘The Transit Measure [iT.2]’ Legs braced, I leaned into the bulkhead of the dropships’ deployment bay; pounding the empty equipment racks systematically with my m… Bird & Bullet The grass below shudders at the salty rain they drink in. My senses dull even further reaching out for helpful memories to escape.