NINE

Me in 2011?

What’s inside of nine years?

It’s been 9 years since I created this site…

3285 days

1,503 posts
61 countries
29 thousand visitors
30 thousand views
1,047 followers and subscribers

Thanks for everything
It’s been such an honour and so much fun.

That’s a lot for poetry and random stories about my dog and cat…

You guys make it real.

I’ve hit a lot of the goals I wanted to hit in this time…

I’ve been thinking a lot about new goals

I want to really focus on writing

And photography

And really get the books out there.

Hey, what else is there?

– E

Beagle in the City #281

Ethan: Here taste this, tell me that’s not a good burger.
Simon: Mmm that’s delifuss.
Ethan: you ready for the kicker?
Francis: Lay it on us.
Ethan: it’s not a beef. It’s plant based.
Francis: is it the mustard? It’s gotta be the mustard.
Simon: Get outta here? That’s a plant?
Simon: So how do we grow these?

2020 #33

She ashed her cigarette

This isn’t what she came here for

The large cities have had their COVID

She’s a travel nurse

She’s seen the war zone

Only to come home

To denial and disbelief

Now it’s catching up

It’s home

Every night more people die alone

in these hospitals

She has the eyes of a veteran

PTSD

She knows what’s coming

Take your vacation

Take your beach

Storm it like D-Day

For your pleasure

When the tide goes out

You’ll see the shadows of blood

Yours

Ours

We’re too late

May God have mercy on our selfish denial ….

2020 #32

Photo origin

Tenaciously sanguine rhapsodic

Aries

Your sign is on fire

She’s a little impatient

So just relax and breathe deep

She’s never going to be a repeat

She keeps moving

Keeps writing

She’s not napping

She’s still fighting TKO

Strap yourself in

It might not all be good

But it’s going to be great

She doesn’t come up last

She tears down the gates

She’s a legend in making

A legacy, wait,

Breathe deep

Get it together

We’ve never been here before

We’ll never be here again

More power

More movement

There’s fire

Just keep writing

Keep growing

Keep shedding

Keep swinging

Keep racing

It’s not over

——-

Keep your head up girl

It’s not over

Your legacy

Is only beginning

Photo origin

Bleeding Ink #1,499

Coming in hot

Freestyle

It’s about to get even hotter

Fuck depression

I’m done with those sessions

Sitting around whining about the times

And your exes

Try to resuscitate the past

Brings you in last

Mars enters Aries

Shot the Kennedy’s

Feel the energy

D-Day

Iran Contra

This is OUR time your time

History in the making

You can try to deny it

But trust me

You won’t write it

You make the rhyme

You think I care what you think?

My family is proud of me

——

Blood on the steps

I’ve been climbing for centuries

I’m not stopping now

It’s a long way down

I’m not backing down

You’ve got issues

That’s not news

We all have blues

Shake them awake

If they’re still alive

You can’t break my stride

I’m here to win

Fire in my eyes

Freestyle and I’m just beginning

2020 #30

The older I get

The more I begin to see this play out

1 in 4 women and 1 out of 6 men are sexually abused in their lifetime; (Department of Justice) In 8 out of 10 rape cases, the victim knows the attacker; (Department of Justice)

In case you never heard or someone never told you….

Consent is easy

It can be taught to a child

If she’s not into it

It’s not cool

Stop immediately

If she changes her mind

Just stop

No is a full sentence

If you’re at work

Just treat all the women like they are Dwayne Johnson

You’ll be ok.

Consent doesn’t have to be difficult or confusing. It’s really that simple.

And of course this goes for everyone.

I know, you never really know a person.

Or what goes on behind closed doors

I know men get told a lot of what to do and what not to do

But the same goes for women…

Just because he’s aroused doesn’t mean he’s consenting

There’s that confusion even for the victims of all events ——

Just because you’re married doesn’t mean you’re owed anything

You still need consent

And also

If no one ever told you

You don’t have to hook up at work

Or with your boss

Your job can be just that

A job

So you can pay bills

Consent is when you’re both excited about it

Nothing should be a duty

Or a chore

Or a burden

Life is too short for that

So if you’ve never heard

Now you’ve heard

Top shelf (loaded)

Old love

No love

Be love

Used love

——-

I write to kill

I kill to write

I lay down these words

Like shots on paper

It’s loaded

——-

Hold up

Back up

6ft from the dream

I know you’re fed up

Wore out

Used

And abused

Stretched out

This year is a dead zone

This water’s hot and it’s getting even hotter

try to dream but it’s poison

Be on the right side of history

Everyday is new headline

And you’re stroking out

Stepping the line

It’s over

Now

Refocus your vision

Adjust the antenna

You’ve got to feed and water your dream

Your vision

Get yourself back in this race

All we have is time

Enjoy it

But use it

Use it like top shelf

you can’t afford to waste

So when they get a shot of you

They’ll be willing to invest

——-

I’m stepping back to the details

If you’re gonna be with me

You’re gonna see my dream

We shoulda been like the real Obama’s

Powerhouse couple

Details matter

Blow the roof off of this room

Look at the blood on these steps

I’ve been climbing for centuries

This isn’t rock bottom

It coulda been worse

Treat yourself better

You’re the first draft pick to your own dreams

——-

She walks into the room like she just bought it

She knows what she wants and she gets it

She deals the cards like it’s the hand that she wanted

Here’s the secret

I don’t know an adult that has all the answers

We do the best that we can until we can do better

The whole world is faking

But when you get together

You don’t have to tear someone down to build yourself up better

Silence is power

Listen, words matter…

Hold yourself up

Treat yourself better

If she’s your queen she’ll treat you like her king.

They might say it’s improbable but you won’t hear it because you’ll be unstoppable.

femme érotique

We died here

A thousand times over

In the hunger

The waiting

We both arrived

We see it in each-others eyes

They have terms for her

Cold hard bitch

But she’s a grown ass woman

You get what you see

And that’s what she serves

She knows what she wants

And she goes after it

And when it’s you….

When it’s you

It’s the galaxies edge

It’s figuring out you can breathe under water

She’s a different heat…

She’s sex in heels

——

We don’t ask ourselves about the past

We don’t live there anymore

We are moving forward

——

It’s passion

It’s heat

It’s slow

It’s deep

It’s hunger

It’s her world

I’m just living in it

We’re both here

Everything else fades

There’s a different animal craving

——

We know how much we worked to get where we are….

And right now

That place is

Right here