A Contradiction Of Circumstance
Like two pebbles in a stream they clung to one another.
Secure in their place and anchored to life by their mutual commitment.
As the turbulent water washed over them they accepted life as it was.
But alas the contradiction of their circumstances and their dreams caused a friction between them.... more »
A One Cock Hard As Rock World
It's a one cock hard as rock world out there.
The nice guy days are done.
Apple pie died replaced by a good high
And a will to survive at any price.... more »
After midnight, thats when it all goes down.
When the downtrodden find the lonely in hopes of mooching a free beer.
When the room is still crowded but the space between people is as dark and long as the wet walk home on a rainy night.... more »
Almost Too Late
ALMOST TOO LATE
By Steve Downs @2008
When it’s almost too late I value... more »
An Absence Of You
The Morning sun rose over an absence of you.
Every breath shallow and stale.
Every song semmingly sad
every sight altered and askew.... more »
Back It Up
Let’s all back up and start over.
Embryo to embryo. Sac to sac, fluid bursting... more »
Because I Said So!
Because I said so! And things I wish I said back.
When you're a kid parents say the weirdest stuff to you. Here are things I've heard many times growing up and the responses I wish I was gutsy enough to have responded with.... more »
by S. Michael Downs @2008
Break me!... more »
As the falling of a snowflake
As the moment of last rain... more »
The first thing I noticed about her were her eyes.
If you believe that you’re not old enough to read this.... more »
I Am Bound!
by S. Michael Downs
I am bound by the straitjacket of life
Shackeled by obligation to conformity... more »
I'M Writing To The Wind
I'm writing to the wind
The words drift from my mouth
They dance and mix about
Then lose what they're about... more »
Into The Void
by S. Michael Downs
Into the void I launch these words
Adrift in a sea of souls... more »
It Made Me Think Of You
I got stung by a bee today
the pain made me think of you
I dug at the pointed barb embedded in my flesh
It made me think of you... more »
Life's Little Rag
It's a quick shot
Hell No!... more »
Lost light drifting from a fallen star
Surges ore' thoughts falling... more »
Nothings Coming Out
Nothings coming out.... more »
By S. Michael Downs @2008
Other days live in the pathways of our mind old roads to walk again.... more »
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Robert Soldiered On
Robert was a soldier of the heart, tall and awkward, without power or complexity.
Robert soldiered on through life.
Woman after woman looked through Robert never seeing him,
Nor caring to be seen by him. It was that bad.... more »
Speaking With The Spirits
Speaking with the Spirits
I came to ask of them
A knowledge more than sacred
And little known to men... more »
Take Aim And Fire
Take aim and fire!
Like a row of pretty boys all lined up
And ready to make their move for an evenings pleasure plow... more »
The Mortality Of Dreams
Dreams, like all special things, are not finite
Wisps of thought that drift across the universe
Helpless in their direction
Oblivious of their destination... more »
The Voices...For Bukowski
Its 3 a.m. and the bar scene crowd is out devouring the evenings caught and conquered.
My hands caress the smooth surface of the bar like the flat belly of a young woman.... more »
There's A Corner
There's a corner where I hide
Small and covered with blue
Deeper than a well of screams
Dark as the words of my lover... more »