Only on Sunday

There is a baptist church in the center of the city. This lovely church has a diverse congregation. Every week, the church encourages the group to give their tithes and […]

Quiet Moment

A quiet moment within the summer night. The sound of cicadas breaking the silence. Crickets are playing hymns of forgotten songs. I remember the stories my mother used to tell. […]

Breathless in the Great Recession

COVID-19 continues to affect our way of life. My brother informed me that his father-in-law passed away due to the virus. States are lifting their shelter-in-place ordinances, and people are […]

June 7, 2020

It is almost three months since my layoff due to COVID-19. For the first time, I do not have a mitigation or contingency plan for dealing with this situation. I […]

Smothered

Sleepless nights blur the light of day. Trapped in the confines of delusion. Moments filled with ambiguous premonitions. Violent plagues consume our flesh. Carbon monoxide is the air we breathe.

The Whether

I wonder whether the sun will shine again; these tinted days are affecting my mental state immensely—those hazy recollections, dusty specs on the glass window. I wonder whether I will […]

Cabin Fever

Broken days causing the loss of time—our money gone along with our peace of mind. We will sell our souls to go outside.

Cancellation

Warnings ignored. Sentiments locked away. I’ll see you next year.

Defiance

Darkness recalls my fall into the open field of nightmares. A bloody nose is an atrocity.  The unexpected heat against a sweaty brow; angst tempered by a gentle breeze on […]

Placid

A gentle breeze becomes a bellowing wind. The air is dirty and difficult to breathe. Dust devils dancing within the calamity. I am standing still.

Delirium

I felt the earth move; it was unexpected—the chills within my body due to the fever boiling poison. The presence of a pestilence touched me before I knew its name. […]

Surreality

After a tumultuous year in 2019, I looked forward to the possibilities of the year 2020. The beginning of a new decade was exciting to think about. Or so I […]

March 17, 2020

My employment contract has been suspended, I am out of work for a few weeks. The Governor of Nevada just ordered all casinos and non-essential businesses to shut down for […]

Measured

I am fixated on a situation from long ago. That moment has become the standard of measure. Balance of thought consumed by the trauma. The scale unfairly weighs.

Apocalypse

Every season provides a crisis. Our world is constantly ending.

Inhale the Darkness

You taught me about the Light. The boundless truth to rule my life. There was no place for my desires, I was forced to vacate my ambitions. I listened and […]