the free man

they let me go today.          i ventured out of the fortress into the universe welcomed by the sun and the clouds alike the birds sang a melody only i could hear only i noticed only i fathomed.         I pulled away looked back laughed left my coat inside…

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the young man drunk with insatiable esteem arose from the moonlit suite only to find his livelihood slipping away it was only another night.

the pocketless polo

It’s October 1st, and although the North Carolina weather may not be on par with the date, the resonance of fall is emerging in the air. It’s also Tuesday — my least favorite day of the week. I’m wearing my one-and-only Polo Ralph Lauren button-up shirt to work today, to make survival a little more stylish. I’ve…