Spaghetti Words

Spaghetti words just slip out your mouth
Through your teeth
Oily and filling for those who are willing
They stuck in my guts
A minute on the lips forever in the soul
Or something like that
Either way I’m bloated with them
And I can’t seem to shift this weight

But I’ll do it slowly
This was just a faze
You may be spaghetti
But you are not the Bolognese.

(C) Slumpless


A trickle of light

Our love belongs to the sometimes.

You had me once. I was all yours.

But we didn’t work that way.

Night and day.

So meet me in the shadows.

Some lovers need shade.

No parade.

The sun is for the lizards

We’re better underground

Hiding in dens, warrens.

A trickle of light is all we need

To feed , to feast.

Not always

But sometimes at least.

(C) Slumpless

Blessed Be

Suddenly and quite epically it is Autumn.
Boughs slinging their crackling confetti in the air.
Frivolous winds, wafting the smell of new fires like a chef gone mad.
Is there anything better than to shed the year’s hardship and be bare again ?
The lessons I have learned fluttering around me,
Beautiful in their shriveled ways.
At last I can start again. Fall ,Splinter,Spring ,Slumber.

What a surprise to remember that there is magic.

How tragic
To forget.

To feel so sleepy when those around me jump.
Oh but to wake again!
Snap. Crackle I’m going to explode.
I can’t explain this feeling to those of you who seek the Summer’s balmy nights.
This dormant sizzle that awakes with the slow paint stroke of Autumn’s artistry.
Blessed be sisters.
Blessed be brothers.
We burnt in the sun
But now is our fun.

(C) Slumpless

The Essence of Me

Splatter. The blood dripped from my nose

Onto the white paper covered in words

And now the essence of me.

Folded into pages. The coursing part of me.

Is it real ? Are we brothers bound in blood ?

Can the tiny trail I leave behind

Serve to remind

The world of my existence ?

Will a girl read these pages and crinkle her nose?

As I crinkle mine to keep from overflowing.

Splatter. Splatter.

Do I matter ?

Blood on a page can last longer than in my veins.

Passed from hand to hand through the ages

Life on pages.

(C) Slumpless

Knew Me

I had to be born again today.

Free myself of everything I thought I knew.

The net which I assumed would catch my fall

Was never there at all.

The arms that held me before I knew myself

Have turned to stone

I am well and truly alone.

As I hold my own flesh and blood

I am awake again.

I understand that there are no more excuses for their selfish maybes

I could never do this to my own baby.

Not now , not when he’s grown

I will never leave him on his own.

I guess I have to turn to other

When I can’t rely on my own…

I can’t even say it.

It hurts too much.

I am much too blue

The person I loved

I never knew.

(C) Slumpless


Oh life thank you

You saw I was down and decided to put your cosmic foot on my head.

Things weren’t bad enough

No I wasn’t calling your bluff!

Am I a Sims character in your game?

Are you fucking with me ?

Tune in to see me lose my mind?

Should be good.

Yes.. yes I made some bad choices

But I could do with more understanding voices

Not the judgy, preachy kind.. oh no

The ones who say “I told you so”.

Common world, give me a break

Stop giving me floods on top of earthquakes

Maybe there’s a lesson I’m supposed to learn

“You do something bad

In life you shall burn.”

I get it. I get it. Enough is enough.

Be kind to me world, don’t make it rough.

You don’t know the push that will make me cry

Another shove and I might die.

I’m not as strong as you all think

I’m edging dangerously close to the brink

But I still have an umbrella against the rain.

Some semblance of preservation against the pain.

But oh wait . Oh dear. Oh Hell no.

I can’t believe it’s starting to snow.

(C) Slumpless

Coffin girl

Can I offer you a coffin ?

There was nothing but sincerity in his tone.

‘I’m not quite ready for that ‘ I laughed

‘Oh but you are’. He said

You are already dead.

Dead ? What did he mean ?

I looked down at my hands

And saw nothing but bones

No smooth flesh no veins.

I was skeleton from tarsals to top.

Poor corpse. Poor corpse.

Running around pretending to be alive.

‘I ..I thought I had this covered, I didn’t think they knew.’

‘No my dear, it’s obvious you’re a corpse right through and through.’

(C) Slumpless