Chaotic Neutral #poetry

Sketch by Kristina Laurendi Havens Chaotic Neutral by Alejandro N. Marrero Today was neutral it’s that bliss that’s in between thoughtsThe day that has happiness in the same amounts as being distraughtStill, I’m in the sacred and blessed middleThat place where I can choose to say good, fine, okay or maybe like a riddleWe express…

Optional Optimism #poetry

Photo: Antonio Mora Optional Optimism by Alejandro N. Marrero It was a beautiful dayThe whole of morning and afternoon sun with pleasant breezes that made it that way.We labored hard.We dug holes, poured cement, sawed wood and swept away things to discard.Time goes by so quickly and truth be told I’m so tired from all…

Stars Too #poetry

Stars Too by Alejandro N. Marrero We orbit luminescence and call it vivid lightAtoms colliding with protons and with reactions that shine brightWe circle your warmth for you’re our way to find our true homeIn the twinkle of your eyes your love is indeed rare and so openly shown We have these moments and too…

Complex #poetry

Imagery By MCPTATO on DevientArt Complex by Alejandro N. Marrero I’ve been given a complexI’ve been told my words are careless, unmindful or too boldI’ve been given the cold shoulders and people’s distanced disrespect truth be toldI’ve been given heat so hot it hurt and even scolds He’s been given a complexHe’s been told his…

Under Skin #poetry

Photo by Michael Dawson Under Skin by Alejandro N. Marrero Each day a battle as I’m possessed against my willI’m haunted by memories and tremors that hurt me even when I’m stillI can be on my back looking at the endless expanse of starsI can be a passenger watching the traffic and the people drive…

Find This Sign #poetry

Fine this Sign by Alejandro N. Marrero I’m that line between what’s masculine and feminineThat delicate middle that’s a balance of androgynousMy swept long hair with locks that barely waveSoft lips, kind words and kisses over hatred has always been my wayWe’ve been around for history but that doesn’t make us weakMost of us are…

Left is Right #poetry

Left is Right by Alejandro N. Marrero When choosing left from rightWhich way does your vision goIt’s not a matter of dark or lightStill, between thoughts we should swim with the flow One side of your mind is angelicOne side of your mind is demonicYet what about the center between those two pointsThe middle promises…

Buttered Lies #poetry

Buttered Lies #Poetry Ravens and butterflies they couldn’t be more alikeThey fly on the breeze they usher changes we often don’t likeThere’s a skeletal system inside each mechanical pistonIt begs us to go forward or move along with tyrannical systemsI’m not much of a man but that show says I’m an excellent loverI’ve been your…

PTSD Struggles #ptsd

PTSD Struggles There’s basically two ways to treat PTSD and other severe mental disorders. I’ve found this out the hard way. I’m cognitive enough to know this because I choose the hardest way to survive this. Let’s get to the gist of it. The first way to treat PTSD is to have it diagnosed by…

Hearts of Gold #poetry

Hearts of Gold by Alejandro N. Marrero 2/12/2021 There is a sickness in this worldSome makes itself seen or heardOther’s find ways to give it namesOther’s like to play their social heartless games The cure is often found in the diseaseUnless of course it’s the people you seeHumanity’s greatest flawIs that they forget how everyone…