Eyes Wide Closed

Took a walk down the street
But the street was a hallway
The toes were still attached to my feet
My socks felt wet but not today

When grasshoppers argue with chickens
The kangaroos will always win
Pull down your britches and run like the dickens
Cuz the right turned left and committed no sin

With eyes wide closed to the chaos without
More truth revealed the soul of a trout
The end of the race flirts with the beginning
Yet competition rules only when one is swimming

Sex on the beach is the best scented candle
Light one before glancing through the preamble
For a night light shines when the moon plays crochet
The sun say “Sir, I’ve never run through this play.”

The clown enjoys his 5G connection
Despite a broken sense of perfection
The paint from his face ran down with the tears
But it’s actually raining, this clown has no fears

Coconut trees meet for their yearly committee
How did they get here? This isn’t their city
The restaurants are wafting with the scent of ergot
Remind me what happened tomorrow, seems I forgot

Hanging baskets grow the greenest tomatoes
Dr. Seuss spoke of them in non-canonical portals
Those are the real lost works of society
Suppose he enjoyed all that notoriety

Release of ‘The Phoenix Sessions’

The winter and spring of 2019 has passed bringing summer in with plenty of heat to burn away the unnecessary pieces of our beings. This midpoint of the year feels an appropriate time to release this set of tracks that catalog my development over the last 6 months. In these songs I hear quite a difference between the first and last tracks and that feels very real and honest to me. This is a good time to move into the future with only that which needs to come along for the ride. Keep the trip light and enjoy the ride.

Click here for a link to the Bandcamp page of The Phoenix Sessions.

Published in Landlocked Lyres Issue 1!

Check it out! https://landlockedlyres.com/

That’s right! I’m an online published photographer! Spring 2018 the literary magazine Landlocked Lyres released their first issue and a handful of my photos were accepted to be featured in the issue. This is super exciting to me! My name is on the cover and everything! Okay, boundless excitement aside I am incredibly thankful and grateful to have my worked shared with the likes of some massively talented writers and artists. Check out the Landlocked Lyres website for a free download link for Issue 1 and check out my photos and the other work of the talented folks that live here in the American Midwest. I have only read a small portion of the works that are in the issue but what I’ve read so far has been impressive and greatly worth the time. If you’re a reader this one is for you.

This is also the first post I’ve made on my new website and I am so excited about that as well! This site has been a long time coming and finally it has become a reality. There isn’t much to look at as of yet but as time goes on I’ll get the space all nice and clean and pretty like. Thank you for reading this and following me in the journey that is the crazy experience of life.

Happy Trails To You!

~A