Thought of the Day: Erasure

An aspect of existence is based in the understanding that we have the inability to live beyond now despite our attempts to do so in the past. Is attempting to live in the past through continual grasps of what was our way of making now the future? If so, then that choice eliminates the now…

Art of Life (or life art)

One of the greatest reasons I view life as art is that it’s how I wish to see myself. Art has many forms, purposes, messages and is rather subjective in consumption but objective in existence. It is colorful, full of life when empty and embodies the oxymoron of the individual group. It is a composition…

Greased Bearing 

Perhaps it was never about the time or location You know what I mean A place that grabs the soul and Drags it through the mud Then asks you to remain that way I’ve never felt this before; at Least in the way I identify now; before ;still I can find the words as this…

On Sun & Clouds

Today I am in Castellermo del Golfo and it’s about 30 degrees warmer than in Berlin. I can sit outside as the sun breaks through the clouds staring out at the olive tree farms and wiggling my toes because they seem to know that they are in Sicily and not in California. I am preparing…

Why I Voted for Michelle Obama 

Why I Voted for Michelle Obama Written by Shawn R Lee   Let’s make this very clear from the start: I am a registered independent voter from California. The reason for this disclaimer comes as a result of numerous conversations that I’ve had with people that contentiously argued that I, along with others that didn’t…

Umzug

So today I moved. I have many thoughts and feelings about the circumstances around the necessity, but I have began to notice a re-emergence of a common theme in my life that can be summed up with 1 word: despite. In my time away, a prevailing mindset has been guiding me more than usual, as…

Clarified Shades

Dream Sequence #8 Sun shines down on the clear hills that overlook this hazy ghost town, a corner of the world that everyone has touched, but reaching out felt so distant. Disparate but not desperate, a hopeful surprise keeping two worlds apart by only a few inches; knowing fate was a cruel trick because on…

Victorious Ruins

I want to share a story, so hopefully it doesn’t end up being too long since I know most won’t bother with a long post, but this is one of those moments that deserve a little time.   As most of you know, I’m currently working on my Bachelor degree after years of choosing to…

Rambler 76′

Isolation forms both sides as the granite walls come crashing down in a three dimensional vacuum that has no oxygen. Hoover be damned as I walk the coal path of burning desires in search of the one thing that I’ve been looking for. I have no idea nor do I have as to what has…

Blakk Starie Knight

There the volcano blows, rupturing at the fissures as the question blows bellows below the balancing acts of sequence, showing light as night envelopes the sky dirt, dust and debris float along like a parade of sadness creating life of light as the suffocating place of happiness swirls inside look at Jupiter, look at mars,…

There is No Moral, Only a Message in the rubble.

A short story: Jackson was always known for his smile. Not that it was a particularly spectacular smile, just that he was always smiling. Always wanting to wear a face that reflected her love for people, there was always an attempt to follow up the smile with an attitude of light demeanor, but always coupled with…

Iniverse

A cold and lonely existence, this planet sits in the frozen vacuum of space-time. Molten, fiery, unstable and constantly shifting internal masks create this behemoth of the microscopic universe. Blues and greens visible but not the immense life that swirls, creaks, howls and speaks, this lonely planet wobbles around in a forward movement that never…