"The thoughts attached to the real desire of the seeker will lead us to him and him to us." - Anonymous poster found on a Parisian wall circa 1622

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The Path

Far out over the highlands, and across the moors, where civilized men scarcely roam, and the ones who do return with wild tales of strange spirits and even stranger happenings, out in the far reaches of the wilderness where pagan deities still hold nature in their thrall, there is path. A lonesome, desolate path, once... Continue Reading →

"The tree stretched upwards, crawling up the cliff. Kilometers of twisted growth, climbing higher than the mind could comprehend. Any sense of scale was lost in the vastness of the plant and cliff. Its branches stretched out like the limbs of some animal, reaching out to find finger and toe-holds, invisible from below. Thousands of... Continue Reading →

Synergy

Something is out there, waiting in a whisper, dreaming within silence. A voice drowned, In the dull roar of the crowd. Listen closely, It is crying out in the void, quietly, but with such force, An ocean’s tide cannot erode, Hell’s flames cannot devour, the emptiness of space cannot stifle, a frenzied vibration of indiscernible... Continue Reading →

City of Sin

Red brick castles belch murderous crows into the sky, Raining deadly ash on bowed heads and hunched shoulders, Smoke-hued birds of prey swooping towards cobbled streets Where pale-faced and haunted creatures scurry And scrabble in the mud of their toils   The click-clack of wheels and hooves a hammering drone Drowns the cries of infants... Continue Reading →

ENDURANCE

I may bend but I will never break. Through all things, I endure. Though I am scarred and ripe with bruises, I have survived, while the storm that assailed me has died away. Still, I am not the same. Whereas I once stretched out, trying to pluck the moon from its perch, my arms are... Continue Reading →

When You Left

When you walked away you left with not just a part of me, You took my soul in its entirety. Without your eyes to gaze through my universe is shaded gray. The motion of my being continues but it is a shallow imitation of the life I once had, during those precious few moments when... Continue Reading →

Desternity

Looking ever forward towards what? The hope of a peaceful death? An end to the madness that defies your journey towards knowledge, towards self? Needing more, you reach for it groping in the dark, a blind man in the sun. You put the universe in ordered terms yet it remains beyond your ability to understand.... Continue Reading →

Growing Up

This is it. Right here. Life as an adult. As a child I thought of adulthood as some distant kingdom where knowledge grew from trees that I would someday reach, if I tried hard enough to get there. My expectations were fantasy, the kingdom an illusion. I have reached the magic age. Nothing is different,... Continue Reading →

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