A fresh start

From open sores my lifeblood seeps

Draining down into spaces between

Here, there and Neverwhere

Emptying out the filth

Purging me of you, of us

Of all that could have been

A fresh start, somewhere between

Here, there and everywhere

These veins flow endlessly

Leaving behind the memory of you

-Jason B

Immortalized

Spilled ink on paper

Remnants of days filled with memories of you

Memories that bled joy and sorrow

A lifetimes worth of feeling trapped within

Like old stone weathered by storm

This is how I remember you

Like roots of Ancient trees

Old Gods, unseeing

Seeped into every inch of me

Immortalized

-Jason B

 

The in-between

This Life flays the Soul

Disparate parts, decaying, lifeless

Strips the Spirit bare of Meaning

I circle through Life again and again

Searching for the Spark of Joy

Spoken of in childhood hopes and scattered dreams

Until Death holds me by the throat

I choke on this thing called Life

For there are no answers here

In the in-between

Only whispered lies and false promises

-Jason B

 

 

Burden

There is a path hidden before me

Layered with dirt and tendrils of ancient Giants

Watchers wrapped in armor of bark and leaf

Standing Sentinel over Time

Waiting, judging, to go left or right

Or straight through the heart of what could be

Choice is a burden we all must carry

Until it grinds us all to dust

-Jason B