Suicide Is Painless

A sip of ‘shine that buys courage, to run a blade amuck, encouraged
Back to back with a shadow lurking, demon guides an evil working…

Suffers when daylight breaks
Knowing, life outside is calling
Dragging feet to a seconds beat
Every step clicks to the sound of a tick
Sipping hooch made from skin and herb
Opens the door, to lead to a magical place
Beyond the beyond, that can only be imagined
Hallucinating peace for a broken-hearted seed
Lost among humans who kill their own race
Sunset love, gives hope that such beauty exists
On a planet that lives to destroy what it gives
Such pain to endure, is it worth waiting for?
That a ship would appear, beam a light that steers
A journey through a hole in the fabric of time
End the tragedies that Shakespeare has’t written
Yield to the demon from darkness comes from
Take ones own life to live anew, far away from this view
Suicide is painless except for the one who loves you


Above La Luna’s Glow

Above la Luna’s glow
Cast beyond the stars
A darkness that consumes
All, of a lonesome heart
Wingless blackbird
Stranded on earth
Rooted to ground
Misery found

Above la Luna’s glow
A beacon pulls hard
Connecting soul and mind
Sucking, the energy dry
Eyes black as coal
Shines with a glow
Bright as the moon
An onyx one

Above la Luna’s glow
Waits, a far away home
The ferryman travels
Collecting passengers
Scarred with the mark
For a spaceship ride
Galaxy’s past
Light years away

Above la Luna’s glow
Fades in, a new dawn
Witness, to a rising sun
Stranded on planet earth
Counting the minutes
Ticking and tocks
Passing of time
Lost, lost, still lost

Above la Luna’s glow
Returns the yearning pull
That glides the razors edge
The mark left by a scar
The ferryman nods
Opens the door
Taking a soul
To a world unknown

Above la Luna’s glow
One will never know
What lies beyond the known
In death, dreams may come true
To close the eyes
Very last time
A silence grows
Final breath blows


The Day He Disappeared Into The Sea

Days of teenage love, simple and carefree
Times of holding hands and stealing kisses
Walking the streets of old Mexico City
Laying on a beach pretending it was Tahiti
Birhdays and other days with special dates
Recalling the one that ended with a heart being raped
A turning point, a mood that turned to solitude
Walking the streets of the neighbourhood
Sleeping all day in an empty bedroom
Greyed in the colour of doom
A cowards note left at the foot of the bed
“As you can see, I’m not here” it said
“You did all you can do for me,
I made it an impossibility,
please forgive my selfish tract,
its one, I do as a final act,
gone, into the sea, to set you free,
please, don’t come visit me”
It ended with, “goodbye my dove,
It was always yours, my love”
She dragged her heels and toes through the sand
The wind blew against her skin with a chilling hand
Dreaming of a yesterday
Thinking of what to say
Her misery odors the air
Her anger says I Dont Care
The truth is, she does
Her love, was always his
The day he disappeared into the sea
She visited him and whispered, I’ll never be free
what you did, you did to me


words ~ Ax
GIF ~ tumblr

A Mirrors Embrace ~ a duet

I will surround you in a gold plated frame
Carved from a maple tree that grew tall
A home bathed in silver, smooth as glass
What you see is the reflection of the past

Hostage to an image that betrays my hope
Captive in your gilded and merciless grip
I stare, desperately trying to look beyond the
Tear-stained eyes of the girl I used to be

200 years plus a day, I’ve hung on a wall
As banshees scream the blues, down by the bayou
Craved your soul, wanting it, needing it, whole
But mine you are, my precious star, performing for us all

Oh, the years you’ve kept me dancing
Waltzing with monsters from a painful past
Within your frame lives my darkest memories
Forever suggesting time is on your side. Not mine

Do not fear time, held in my embrace
Nor the past that evolved from the many faces
As seen through your eyes, as meant to be. Not mine
To free your self from this hold, is an impossibility

I close my eyes heavy with tears and turn away
Fury floods my veins as an angry hope rises anew
Images of a woman strong and victorious fill my mind
And with spirited fists I shatter your deception

Jagged edges that spread like starburst lines
Resembles a jigsaw puzzle of your so called life
Its hold meant to keep the mirrors image intact
Regardless of the cracks, you are still my star

Peering into the fractured image I find the key
A single shard of sympathy presents my blood, my essence
Taking hold I merge it with trembling flesh and shout
Fading quickly; at last a smile, I have set free your star


written by Rita and Antony ~ a duet


another play day, this time with a bestie, who is everyone’s bestie. I’m glad and honoured to call her mine too.

Rita of  Oeuver And Out

I know you know her, so head over to her blog and say hello.

I’ve had the privileged of collaborating with many amazing artists. each one special in their own right. But this one with Rita just shot to the top. all due to one stanza in particular, the last one, penned by Rita. We hope you enjoy.

Rita, thank you for sharing your time and talent with me. But most of all, giving me a RMH!!!
While we wrote this piece, I asked you to close with a left hook and a right cross.

Darlin. You knocked me out.  Am so proud of you.  Please thank Mr. D from me.