When I Saw You

When I saw you
With your arms folded
Standing that way
I thought
Why is this escalator

Going so fucking slow?

— GLB

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grinding on

grinding on
roll the window down
the dusty rocky road
heads down to nowhere
no sacrifice is enough
present future past
the blurry non-event
pulls coat tails

tries to stabilize

grinding on
the window slides up
blocks out the world
pull up
pull in
ignore
past future present
the event
happens

in solitude

grinding on
the vacant sky
wiped clean
by the metropolis
a cacophony of light
sacrificing sight
taste the exotic dark
free sliding
through the cracked window
waiting for derision
to fade

 

— GLB

Soar

Soar through me
Behind me
Beneath me
Be me
So I can steal
You away
Take you to
A place where the
Wind is constant
We’ll be free
To ride the waves
With each other,
Rising and diving
Will be our religion
We will worship
In each other’s eyes
Burn for the kiss
Suffer nothing
Be everything
To each other
For each other
With each other

— GLB

the end is the beginning

Today marks the end of my extra-collegiate affair with Cape Fear Community College. Fear not my beloved Virginia Tech, I have not forsaken thee. You are always first in my mind, in my headwear, on my license plate frame, in my shouts and warm greetings to my VPI brothers and sisters. GO HOKIES!!!!
Sorry, I got a little carried away. You see, I turned in my final paper today and with that, closed the door on what has been a major focus of my life for the better part of three years (6 semesters and 2 summer sessions). There were some rough patches along the way, even a few that had me on the edge of quitting. But I have made it through…
For that, I have to thank a few people for their love and support along the way. Mom, Dad, Tosha, Debra, Patrick, and Carey…. without you guys, I would not have made it. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, 1,000 TIMES THANK YOU!!!!
Now, as they say, when one door closes, another one opens, and I’m happy to say that I know who’s waiting behind that door. Tosha, my love, I am excited and intrigued to see what our new adventure will bring. I couldn’t ask for a better companion to spend my life with.
I’m no good at endings, so here’s to new beginnings. I hope they are good to us all!!!

in every being…

in every being…

lines and riddles
and
cries and giggles

slip quickly from hands
that don’t know
what they’re missing

soft winds
through the leaves,
kissing chimes
crystals sparkle,
whispering tiny songs
of hope
that expand with every breath
into gales strong enough
to embrace the world,
quiet enough to
reveal the sounds
of the autumn sky

— GLB