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It's the small things anyway
that get to you the most.
Somehow they know the
shortest route to your heart,
inching slowly underneath your skin
slowly slowly slowly
until the feeling penetrates
and explodes inside the core.
And in the days culminating
to that singular climax,
unknown to you at the time
(or perhaps simply unwanted)
was equivialent to the way
rain drips from roofs
in the early days of spring
when the snow melts quickly
and the seasons' coolness fades,
what does the next have to offer?
We all remember the days leading up,
to your eventual ascension,
perhaps you walked gracefully
through those pearly gates
cherubs draped over your shoulders
below the clouds
mere mortals mingling
searching for clues
that lead them only
to question more
and more and more.
And how could you
leave us so soon?
This premature departure
still far too fresh a wound
leaves us feeling nothing more
than everlasting remorse...
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End of Winter
The way the air hung over our heads,
its distinctive pungency enveloping everything.
On the stoop, the last of last years snow.
Is your scent trail buried there,
under the layers from months ago?
That floral aromatic reminiscent of coconut
and freshly washed hair?
As time rolls on so too does the memory reel,
seeking to fill the void and distance
between our tattered hearts.
How then will we come to find us
so many months ahead, when you've left
so many things behind?
I'll keep your bedside warm and survive
somehow, the ticking seconds, like 83 long years
without feeling you near...
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Backlash of the Dream
The forgotten flowers.
The wind travelling through
your onyx hair.
The way your hands slide
on the glass,
heat competing,
poised like dark pastels,
when you're feeling this way.
We pause.
We take a moment,
to look out of bounds
into the night sky,
or into the explosion
of blinding white;
the wintryness,
the trees blotted out.
And the dreams,
oh, how I long to be there,
in the warm palm of your hand,
or perched on your shoulder
whispering inside your ear,
telling stories about
The feeling of being home.
What is the unexpected nature
of such things?
The utter convulsion:
a twisted knot of matted thoughts.
Returning and being stuck,
the life:
home sweet home,
Crazy as it sounds,
the poetry you write
with your lithe hand...
I scribble words because
of your body and the way the light
strikes you from behind,
just as the sun is setting
and the peach hued firelight
is mingling with your silhouette.
Next time I'll take a picture.
Next time I'll kiss your lips
and feel you close to my heart.
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periphery of time
on the periphery
i can see the body of the wind.
i can see the hesitation
as it moves over the crevasse.
the space between
the minutes separating
the decision to test flight;
to launch oneself,
off the edge.
what is the sound?
the one growing louder?
the impertinent thundering
of fists or drums? or
some other great calling,
and building
and building
towards the obvious
anticlimactic climax?
it's a ruse really,
the way we played
our short roles so briefly.
it was: tossing in the hat
too early or trying too hard
to make something happen
that was never likely to take
yet we took our spots.
waited for the director
to shout: action!
and then we were in motion.
and we've been led here,
to this moment.
to this spot.
upon the hill
watching the body of the wind
moving on the periphery.
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Ease of Movement
For: Jon Sheard
In the music something became so clear.
Through the hoarse voices a coarse reality
was manifested. And despite the darkness
through the tranquility and ease of movement
a feeling: the briefest respite from
the evening cool led to the experience of a
lifetime. When we were lifted into the sky
and silhouettes began competing for their
fifteen-minutes of fame you were running
to get the job done. And you did it so well.
For so many years. It will now feel so awkward
as the gaping hole left could never ever hope
to be filled again.
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Deep in the Pysche
the birds are chirping but i don't recognize their voices at 5 pm in the afternoon.
what a strange thing to feel but everything now is entirely unfamiliar.
drifting in and out of my subconscious i begin to hear everything that is not there.
do the words rolling off of not uncommon tongues now become foreign?
does the pysche once considered intact and normal become maleable and stretched?
the perception of recent events; like the sun rising and falling for instance, becomes
abnormal in nature like the guiding of the clock throughout a day. what is the meaning
anyway, of 24 hours? seven days? or one year?
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at the end,
all that is left is the feeling.
when you've spent the last minutes waiting,
when the last set of doors finally open
and you're winding your way through lowlit hallways
rushing towards the ending you only wish you could avoid,
all that is left is the feeling.
it's that set of dreams and
that set of
half-concocted theories
about how it all could work out.
how you wish you could walk down narrow
brightly lit streets late at night
and sit on benches and
live inside the moment.
hold your breath.
just one moment longer.
don't let go of it.
hold onto the feeling.
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Existing As Dreams
The words like reminders of the past;
the names spelled out
on the scrap piece of paper
taken from the shop in Amsterdam:
the last place I left my heart.
And I did tear it out
for all to see,
hoping, on the off-chance
it might be seen by you,
while the bikes bumped along the cobbles
moving in hoards like animals
over the Serengeti.
It was Fabro to Terontola at 10:23 or 12:39
or Perugia to Umbertide at 4 pm;
in how many seconds
will it take to realize the moments
have already passed us by?
We'll live inside tomorrow
before the dust has a chance to settle
and the sunlight creeps in to whisk us away
climbing high into the blinding haze
that lives inside the both of us
and exists merely as dreams usually do.
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  • Listening to: This Dark Matter by London Elektricity
  • Reading: The Forgetting Room by Nick Bantock
  • Eating: Dinner
  • Drinking: Wine
Well I've been travelling for nearly 3 months now. I worked my ass off all summer and now the money I've put away is all but gone. I've seen and been to many amazing places this time around: Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Turkey, (currently in) Greece and soon I will be seeing Croatia. Not sure when my next long travel will be. For now I'll enjoy the final wisps of this trip. Might be spending Christmas in Prague, but it's far from a guarantee. If not I'll be flying home to spend the holiday with my family. I've uploaded a few of the images I've taken on this trip, but there are so many more that I haven't. The next long travel at this point is undecided. Who knows when I'll be out and about again...until then ciao ciao!

Journal History


Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
Sitting on the waterfront in Amsterdam....

June 2010

Current Residence: inside your head
Favourite genre of music: Lately lots of Bluegrass and Trance :]
Favourite photographer: Art Wolfe, Zach Holmes
Favourite style of art: poetry, fiction, digital photography
Operating System: Windows 7
Favourite cartoon character: Donald Duck
Personal Quote: "randomness is the spice of life..."


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O-Renzo Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot for the fav 
CandeyFantrolls Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
heyy u want a homestuck adopt???? :P
its just 5 points :iconimhappyplz:
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aeonsonance Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Very much enjoying your pieces!
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Kay27 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Happy birthday :cake: :party:
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archelyxs Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Hello Zach, thank you so much for the kind favorite! You are awesome, and your gallery is wonderful :heart:
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Vaskerville Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011   Traditional Artist
You`re welcome!
Your gallery is very beautiful.
Mike-the-dabbler Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Great photo gallery Telestic!
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miyusuke Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Congrats on your Daily Dev. :)
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mysticwhispers Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
Your gallery is beautiful. I had to add you to my watch.:)
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ViRtuAl91 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I had to see your gallery and have good jobs, then goes and tells my something: D

Thank you.
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