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…

Mullets, Frienemies, Crazy Times #blog

Dear Internet, This post is long as it’s me condensing two months into a single post and the caffeine cleanse is over. You have been advised by a very caffeinated gardener in the end of Winter.  I'm rocking a mullet now. I have chopped off most of my hair (eight-inches) and loving it. I say…

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…

Prism of Winter #poetry

Prism of Winter by Alejandro N. Marrero 1/29/2021 I see you looking and no I don’t have the cure I’d offer it to you first then the world as it endured I’m frozen from being clinical. Theoretical and strong It means my biceps are not huge but if you doubt my strength you’re wrong I’m…

Demons Haunt #poem

Demons Haunt #Poems by Alejandro N. Marrero Give me isolation for the medicine has ceased to workThe sacrifices I’ve made for pills and tinctures that reduce the hurtI’m not a bad person nor is my day filled with sinful remorseStill, no matter what I do it seems I’ll never sleep outside a hearse My anxiety…