Dream Catcher

Make It Worse

They have taken their help
Now they’ve taken your hands, your legs
And your voice and your thoughts and your plans

And the ground by which all roots of will could stand
The right eye you are left with saw where the other ran
After it regretfully took a glance at
The without chunk you have become
They couldn’t take all but got so close enough
The feeling sinks in – your loss – the end
Whatever the reason…
Nothing you could have done

I know who you are and remember what you were
But who will speak?
Or is it now that no one should?
Where you stand needs a new way to be understood
Because everyone knows just how to make it worse
The listening hurts but you loathingly take in their words
In truth only enduring to see “better” meet it’s end
To believe in nothing more than the worthlessness of worth
Again, mourning the birth
Another sleaze of soul to earth

Darling, they dove from the skies and knew to drown
Your dreams never loved you enough to stick around


A new painting and recent poem to share…The image began as something random to work on but eventually it started to remind me of a dream catcher, so I went with it. And for the lines, they come from the strange feeling I have when someone tries to give me advice in a way that suggests change and turning the situation around is so simple and easy…It feels cruel in a way, when I only want to speak and not have every little word torn into. But that’s the risk when putting thoughts out there and leaving then open for others to do what they will. Anyway…I get over it and them all the same in time. Whatever I actually mean by “get over”…

Link to this new print and most of the rest to see:



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