Return to the mines

Black dust settles into the lines of your smile Contrasted lines, pale and discordant I run my fingers over them Leaving trails of fingerprints Outlining squiggles Sometimes words Each one unique as we wash off the sins of yesterday Soap bubbles and hot water Somehow refreshing Enough to face the day tomorrow


Pulsing beneath the surface Water tension aches Simmering beneath the surface Slowly filling up Brimming with potential Until finally The release cascades downward Led by gravity Pooling in the basin


Pull printed pieces Painted pretty & Stuff them all every. single. one. Into a box (To simplify things) Making headway against Sixteen-year-old scraps Held fast for unconscious reasons Something like Paint on a washbasin You forgot it stares & exhales.

46 Sol

Arm extended out, Empty landscape and machines; Say cheese and smile. NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover took a selfie with the Ingenuity helicopter, seen here about 13 feet (3.9 meters) from the rover. This image was taken by the WATSON camera on the rover’s robotic arm on April 6, 2021, the 46th Martian day, or sol,... Continue Reading →

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