Chapter II: I chose Philadelphia for my second year specifically so I could push myself, test my mettle. In that sense, it fulfilled every expectation.
10 Cities / 10 Years has been my purpose (in so many ways) for the majority of my adult life, and to that end I have focused all of my energy and drive. I've sacrificed so much on that altar...
Well, I'm here. And I've been walking a lot. Even when my knee starts to hurt and I can feel the swelling inside, I keep walking. There's too much to see and my insatiable thirst for 'new' just keeps me going. I've probably walked 10 to 15 miles in the past three days here, and … Continue reading Whiskey in Seattle
She was a pretty little chick, living on his arm, blonde and brunette in the same breath. He accused her of believing in God and silenced the room like blasphemy and this was the woman he kissed. But she was just a woman and still a viable target for his scorn. “Do you know what … Continue reading A Critical Comparison of Gymnasts, One-Legged and One-Eyed: An Eisegesis
This coming of age story lacks for maturity and protagonists We are you and not I We are I and bottom shelf whiskey, kissing slovenly like young lovers Sickly romantic, I’m depressing my fellow drunks In my solitude If there is safety in numbers, you must be secure as Fort Knox Almost got away with … Continue reading The Spilt Milk Blues
I have to wonder, how many boys get to view your tattoos, how many colors does your ink come in? If the corner of your lips quivers, will there be an earthquake in India or a child born out of wedlock? The game's been played and all we have left are the rules One don't … Continue reading What we feel is more real than the words we use to express it