|This was taken at Piney Run Park & Nature Center in Sykseville, MD. To this day, this is still my favorite photograph that I have taken.|
HmmmTwo months after I posted my last journal, I actually wrote a piece and it was finished in a mere five minutes. I wouldn't say it was rushed either. Some of my best received work was written in less than ten minutes. Once the first line is in my head, everything else just seems to flow. After posting last night's piece, I realized that the last poem I posted was on March 8th, 2011. I can't believe it's been nearly seven months since I've written a complete poem. The occasional brainstorming occurred, but nothing was concrete. I hope this isn't just "one last good poem" and then I'm done. Not that it's spectacular, which it isn't, but I really miss writing and connecting with all of you. I know I've said it countless times, but the plan is to seriously spend more time here. I feel like I've abandoned a lot of good friends, but at the same time, it was depressing to log on and see all of you posting such amazing work while having nothing to contribute of my own. So, I hope to see more ofHmmm by bshuffett
GreyThe rain ended abruptly,Grey by bshuffett
stalled my heart from beating,
drenched in the memory of you.
Broken nights of sleep,
with painful visions
that will forever remind me
of who you really are.
Contained in subtle misery;
an inability to forget that which
lingers in present dreams.
September 26th, 2011
Girl as Buildingi fell in love with your architectureGirl as Building by Scarlettletters
the cross beams of your cartilage
how your tendons knotted over nerves
like girders, holding up your arms
and the supple curve of neck
a room unto itself
the doors and windows of you
and each brick a voice
that resonates my mortar
the simple stairs of your legs
leading me skyward
where shoulders meet like corridors
and I find myself
taking up residence.
Current Residence: Taylor Mill, KY
Favourite genre of music: funeral doom, goth, ebm, industrial, black metal, death metal
Favourite photographer: Simon Marsden
Favourite cartoon character: Stewie Griffin
Personal Quote: I await moments that have somehow ceased to feed my imagination.