Binding red ribbons
around silken syllables

Combing wisdom
from my eyelids

Stroking ashes
from my hair

psalms of our palms
sleeping in each pore

Meet me in death

Do not look
at my hands

Do not kiss
these opaque lips

They are
too old
to forgive

too young
to forget

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Anubis The Forecast


The sand ascended,

A whirlwind closeby.

In the tomb,

Where the dead were lain to rest.


From this storm raised,

The aspect of Anubis;

The god that attends the dead,

To the hereafter...


With robust voice raised,

He let me know:

"Dead you go!"

My destiny written down.


A day hereafter,

In normal life;

I drowned into the lake,

Death had grabbed me tight.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

(A dream I had).

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Man's Purpose

Stepping on split skulls and bones

Of bygone daughters and sons

We head into the abyss

Embraced by hell’s dear shadows

Reality’s mundane kiss

Welcomes us in the burrows

of Death, her friend oblivion

awaiting on the doorstep,

Laughs at Man’s every next step

Nearing the grave, the none.


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Who am I kidding,

I knew who you were from the beginning,

Tell me how to feel about you now,

Now, that you're not with him,

Now, that you're still where I left you,

Back at home base,

Back where you told me you needed space,

Back where you told me to moan your name while I looked you in the face,

Tell me how you feel without me now,

Now, that you realize Im no longer around,

Now, tell me, tell me,

How do I think about you without suffocating,

Tell me how do I think about you without masturbating,

Tell me how do I talk to you and still relate,

Tell me how do I give you space,

I told you I hated you,

But all I wanted was your arms around me,

And now that im skating backwards,

Its getting slippery,

Im falling, wishing you'd come and get me...

Tell me how to feel you about you NOW!

Do I suffocate and let go?

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Thanks Paramore

Take My Soul, To Take Her To You

When last scythe swept your needs away


And i sat right there


Tears on eyes to play


Saw you caught up i don't know where


And the shock struck through


A sudden bolt to saddened bones


Eyewittness to something i hate to prove


To relay starless news, a thing i begged against to lose.


Wailings in my head


Seek mouth as a key


Voice hoarse with hope a burning thread


Still my sore-shot eyes plead to see


Clear pattern.


A quickling path i trail to gold


A learning i could soul-learn


A wanting sheep to be lulled


I need to know


I need to know


Cause these long years i haven't known


Here i am through vigil night body, tired thrown






Respeak all the sins away


Washed in the blood, enough to fill the bay


Why can't i pay?


The last roots grown so deep chokheld my heart's breath to pain


Hold me while i stay.


Hope to feel my feet unumb


Run aside


Hear my lover's steps, her voice become undumb


Let go of my deepest pride


Take me now i beg thee


Break me down till i see


Shake me from hell, i seek her to be freed


Take her now


Take her now


I kneel, knees to pound


Take her now


I am broken and fallen down




Take her to shine


Please Please Please

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A Warm Place To Sleep

The Art Of Sight

And the earth wraps you up


And a final bit of quiet


And when midnight hunters shovel their prey


You just hope for a little more sleep

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Forever 27

For it is those who are forever 27 we cherish.
For it is those that are gone we wish,
were here, were loved
And those that are gone forever
will hold the key to the all knowing
It is for them we are wowing
For the insane are often the greats
For life has it's treats
for life is a mess
A random accident or not
It is here
and we are there.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Another oldie

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Unknown to me

Just as the novelist sat down

    to write
    to nourish
    to align himself
                straight-again with the ground;
another man was lying deep-down,
below the grass,
encased in the systems of stars

he had tasted his last breath.

His moments froze ~

      a small stream of pure water
      poured perfectly from above
      into crown through to roots,
      washed away the worries,
      the illnesses,
      the aches
that paused this man’s infinite progression.

Within mind
refreshed and courageous, 
he traveled far
into jungles of Memory,
there was no shock.
no despair nor confusion.
As these thoughts 
flew him through
on the magic carpet that they always were.

He was transormed——
into a guidesman, a dream,
a neon notion;
this realization shook every nerve 
in its unseen explosion.
He sought the truth,

it had always been slapping him right in the face.

In life
he went insane for perfection
day-dreaming his Earthly footprint to be
in backward ways.
But that work is now
As he and the new setting
his Named became Nameless

All melted into rhythm & roots.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

~ Written during a period of personal DMT use ~ Carmello Yello

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Verse 1:
Every breath you take,

I watch you slip

Further away into death.

Are you still measuring

The tears you've shed?


Maybe, you wake up

Drenched in sweat.

Is your conscience

Crawling on the floor?

Are you okay?
'Cause I understand.


Verse 2:
'Cause time ticks away

At every breath you take.

No one knows your story

Or why you're here.

You'd keep walking without

A road or a choice back.


You are the one.

When I was wandering

Between life and death,

You held out your hands for me.


Do you have scars?

Do you have wounds?

Are you counting the breaths you take?

You are the one.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Inspired by the Korean Hip-Hop song: "One" by Epik High.