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…

Lie Her #poem

Lie Her by Alejandro N. Marrero There’s a flood from a storm out there and we know where it startedYup we can trace it back and it’s always what we thought itA narcissist pointed fingers, diagnosed and pretends aloofness to control itIt’s that dialogue that’s not truly theirs but driven by his alcohol fueled crazy…

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…

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…