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Superior - Chapter 3
Chapter 3: Climbing Advice Locking my heels around his torso, I pulled Jim’s arm to my chest and leaned back until he yelped in pain. After the week I’d had, it felt good to actually win at something. And nothing felt better than winning a sparring match against my best buddy. “I give! I give!” he cried, slapping his free hand to the mat. I released his arm, and my friend cradled his arm as he sat up. “Damn, John. You went at me hard! Everything okay?” I sighed, flopping to the mat. “Just having some problems at the office. I guess I’ve got a little pent-up aggression to get rid of.” “I’ll say,” said Jim with a pained smile. “That arm bar was wicked, man! Nice work!” “Thanks,” I replied, feeling the hint of a smile crack the perma-scowl that my expression had crusted into after another brutal week of bruising workplace losses to the new girl. Jim rose, slapping me on the back before offering me a hand up. “Come on, let’s head to the climbing wall to conquer that 11a we’ve been
My False Identity
I find myself wondering if you can see the real me? The one hiding underneath my False Identity. It is not like the mask of depression, though I do wear that from time to time. It is more like the version of me, that I want to be, but I can't. I see her peering through my eyes from time to time. Then quickly the false look of self-confidence, manages to snuff her out. When she thinks there is no one looking, she will cry herself to sleep. Then she hides. Sometimes when I feel my energy running low, she shows the world who I truly am. I am not confident, standing tall, I'm more like the smallest of the small. Hiding the grimace of pain,
Mystery of the Manor
So we stayed at home And we played hide-and-go-seek But one went missing Never to be found again That evening it was raining
Diamonds leading, into, across the skin Breathing in, slowly, just to let me in My headcage confines this point in time The anonymity still cutting a line The same, the twin, within, without Temporal wraiths wink in and out This is where ghosts dream of lives unremembered, unsaid This is where we go to die, now please get out of my head