• Michael commented on the post, companion 7 months, 4 weeks ago

    I watch as they walk beside me. Trudging through what I trudge through, and resting at the summits I rest at. It helps to feel somebody with their own opinions setting those aside and doing something for you.

  • Michael commented on the post, heatwave 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    The radiation from the sun felt like a cartoon where the evaporation of water bent the light. Stagnant air seemed to cry out for release.

  • Michael commented on the post, shutters 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    The gates that close off the sunlight open up to a bright day. They blockade the light to keep the innards safe.

  • Michael commented on the post, quilted 1 year ago

    The fleece is pierced over and over, like Julius Caesar. But what comes out at the other end isn’t the end of a government. It’s something new, something brought closer together than ever before. From pain sometimes comes hope.

  • Michael commented on the post, painter 2 years, 8 months ago

    Making brush strokes as tall as he is, he gently glides the brush along the canvas like a bird amongst clouds.

  • Michael commented on the post, van 2 years, 8 months ago

    I pop open the back window as far as it can go. The air feels as warm as a smile from a dear friend. Every so often a car will zoom past and push some air inside the van, always a relaxing feeling.

  • Michael commented on the post, structure 2 years, 8 months ago

    I can see the individual bricks that make up the tower. Look closely and you can see the cracks that formed and were filled in year after year, trying to make sure you don’t notice the problems. So much weight, one on top of another, with another on top of that. Every year I think “there’s no way it’ll keep standing.” Yet it goes on, until its…[Read more]

  • Michael commented on the post, instructions 2 years, 8 months ago

    Pause. Look closely at the pictures, feeling the motions passing through without actually doing them. Then following. Move with the motion, follow the leader. Step by step, applied carefully. More machine than man, motioning mechanically to make marked momentum on a minimalistic map of models.

  • Michael commented on the post, steep 2 years, 8 months ago

    My feet feel the strain with ascent. The world feels different at this gradient. It’s almost as if the world changes at this angle, even the sky looks different. Less a mass of fluff and sharper, more inhospitable. Air feels weak up here, it has to fight just as much as you do to reach the top. But when the summit hits you, it’s like nothing else…[Read more]

  • Michael commented on the post, pine 2 years, 9 months ago

    Deep breath in and out. The forest is thick with the scent of pine sap. If it weren’t so inconvenient it would smell nice. But picking up the felled logs is sticky business. Gotta get them all though, or there’ll be no fire.

  • Michael commented on the post, smiling 2 years, 9 months ago

    I see you smiling across the room. Why is she smiling? Is it me? Is my shirt backwards or something? I don’t know why, but i must find the cause of that smile. Because depending on the reason, it might be bad. And i don’t want that smile to ever be a bad thing.

  • Michael commented on the post, armor 2 years, 9 months ago

    I wear my armor daily. It keeps me shielded and glistening. I feel safe under its weight, under its heat. Crawling inward, i let it fall and coat me like a dipped ice cream cone. Stop, don’t come in. I’m soft inside. You wouldn’t like my flavor, trust me.

  • Michael commented on the post, patio 2 years, 10 months ago

    I lay down on the wooden patio, I feel the breeze blow against my hair. I feel the rays of the sun beat down on my skin. Sometimes I forget just how good it feels to be outside. They say “breath of fresh air” for a reason. It’s refreshing and it does something for that primal neanderthal inside me to just be out in the light.

  • Michael commented on the post, burning 2 years, 10 months ago

    I feel the warmth. I can smell the fire in a far away lot. Somebody is cooking some burgers. It smells so good and reminds me of times I spent as a kid camping with my dad. Those were good times in spite of it all, in spite of the horrible things flames have done. Burned countless people unnecessarily at the stake. Burned down homes and cities.…[Read more]

  • Michael commented on the post, curious 7 years, 11 months ago

    Always be curious. Constant wonderment is what defines childhood and adolescence; never lose that. Question everything, and always push the buttons.

  • Michael commented on the post, severe 8 years ago

    Harsh punishment, a bit overboard. Like stabbing someone for saying your name wrong, doesn’t really make sense.

  • Michael commented on the post, executive 8 years ago

    The loneliest person in an operation is the one in charge.
    Sitting on a pedestal just waiting for someone to knock them down or rise above them.
    Or for their rule to eventually be eroded away by time.

  • Michael commented on the post, outlet 8 years, 2 months ago

    A way to siphon your energy through to something else.
    A true way to be creative is to give something your life force and watch it grow on its own.
    You’ll have the satisfaction that it was something you essentially gave birth to.

  • Michael commented on the post, tangle 8 years, 2 months ago

    A mess of strands, like a normal life.
    Interjecting pieces fold around one another to weave a dense tapestry of raw confusion.
    And much like cables, they are hard to undo.

  • Michael commented on the post, microphone 8 years, 2 months ago

    The soapbox of our generation.
    Say what you want to say, sing what you want to sing, rap what you want to rap, and scream what you want to scream.
    That should always be your motive.