• Joey A.M. commented on the post, plates 8 months, 1 week ago

    So many going at once
    — plates on poles
    On one there is my lunch
    — hungry down to the soul.

  • Joey A.M. commented on the post, religious 2 years, 6 months ago

    I was raised with religious beliefs, but, once I started asking questions, I religiously raised those beliefs above my head and tossed them into the canyon. I can still hear their echo, though.

  • Joey A.M. commented on the post, never 5 years ago

    Never? Pfft. Never isn’t just a word. It’s an idea. Never is the hope your fears don’t come true. Never is envy taking an intangible form. Never is regret wielding an iron shield. Never helps us. Never protects us. Never riles us up.

    But, Never is NOT just a word.

  • Joey A.M. commented on the post, grateful 5 years ago

    I’m so grateful for the things I’ve never had
    like a sane mom or a forgiving dad
    The relationships that didn’t end bad
    or all those days that I wasn’t sad

  • Joey A.M. commented on the post, cutlery 5 years, 2 months ago

    He took the blade of his knife and placed it against her throat. His other hand clutched the hair at the top of her skull. He screamed warnings and threats. She could only silently comply in hopes her attacker would not take her life.

  • Joey A.M. commented on the post, lofty 5 years, 2 months ago

    The cost was high, but she knew that it would pay off in the end. She knew the pain she would go through. The nights wrought with worry. The hours of unrelenting agony. But that will all mean nothing once she holds the newborn babe in her arms.

  • So many changes had to be made. So many rough edges to smooth out. Or so they told me… over and over again. They made me feel imperfect. Less than human. Like I needed to be… altered.

  • Joey A.M. commented on the post, illogical 5 years, 3 months ago

    Nothing ever really makes sense to her. Not in the way that it does to everyone else, that is. She knew everything to be a bit different. Through her own set of filters, with her own kind of logic.

  • Joey A.M. commented on the post, disfigured 5 years, 3 months ago

    Not since the incident has anyone seen his face. He’s been in hiding for six years. Never emerging from what was left of his home. He shades the world from his disfigured visage.

  • Joey A.M. commented on the post, stalling 5 years, 4 months ago

    It seems every second of the day I’m putting something off. Constantly procrastinating to the point of complacency. It’s a shame, but some how I can’t stop stalling.

  • Joey A.M. commented on the post, coil 5 years, 5 months ago

    His knees began to buckle. His back began to bow. He was on the brink of caving in under the pressure. He could no longer withstand the weight that Atlas placed on his shoulders. He could take no more.

  • Joey A.M. commented on the post, dusk 5 years, 6 months ago

    As day begins to end
    first drinks are had with friends

    And we’ll shout as we must
    — All to celebrate the dusk.

  • Joey A.M. commented on the post, withered 5 years, 6 months ago

    Death beheld nothing. All that was perishable expired — life ceased. No thing, no beast, no man moved.There were no souls left to reap. And so — Death withered.

  • Joey A.M. commented on the post, repressed 5 years, 6 months ago

    “Sometimes bottling things inside, repressing things, is the only option a man has. Now, whether or not that’s a good thing is a whole ‘nother matter.”

  • Joey A.M. commented on the post, active 5 years, 7 months ago

    Start to think.
    Start to move.

    Start to dance.
    Start to choose.

    Start to try.
    Start to live.

    Start to help.
    Start to Give.

    Just start doing something.

  • Joey A.M. commented on the post, pruned 5 years, 8 months ago

    Her soft and pruned skin rests with a holy stillness. Her unshakeable love for life affixed such a blissful smile upon her gentle lips. Her eyes are closed, yes, but now she watches over all of those she loved and cared for. Her hands are clasped together as tight as they can be to pray and to thank God for all that he allowed her to experience. A…[Read more]

  • Joey A.M. commented on the post, spiral 5 years, 8 months ago

    Man, I spun, spun, spun out of control.
    Right around the sink
    and
    straight down the hole.

  • Joey A.M. commented on the post, cinema 5 years, 8 months ago

    We see the camera pan from right to left. The lens flares as it passes through the frame. We witness the magic of it all. We see the creature that captures all.

  • Joey A.M. commented on the post, plausible 5 years, 8 months ago

    Anything can happen. Each single moment that passes carries with it increasing uncertainty. C’est la vie.

  • Joey A.M. commented on the post, firearm 5 years, 9 months ago

    Don’t think. Just shoot. See the enemy and destroy IT. And I say ‘IT’ with heavy emphasis. The enemy is not the same as us. They are NOT human. They. Are. Monsters. And we kill monsters.