Role Play


What wonderful stand-ins we make
You cast as my absent mother
Me cast as your absent father
Let’s go nail it on the retake

Floating World


Present and correct
This warrior monk at drill
Attention … At ease

Poké stop. 

Another kind of poetry.


We didn’t ask for much. Only for the world to keep itself occupied while we gave each other company. Not that we had any plan or an agenda. The idea was to get engrossed in the little world we had created for ourselves and get lost in it. If you were to ask me I couldn’t tell you when that day started and when it ended. But for all intents and purposes my day began like any other, after seeing her and it ended as always when I dropped her home. What happened in the middle was just us being us and the world may not get it or understand but that’s who we are.

We walked endlessly and I couldn’t tell you how much we walked. I was engrossed in holding on to her warm hands on that particularly chilly afternoon. I don’t know how she does that but…

View original post 418 more words

Egg Timers


Our lives are like sand
Whispering as it slips by
Our we ready yet?

The Monstrous Reality Of War

“Of course, war and the large military establishments are the greatest sources of violence in the world. Whether their purpose is defensive or offensive, these vast powerful organizations exist solely to kill human beings. We should think carefully about the reality of war. Most of us have been conditioned to regard military combat as exciting and glamorous – an opportunity for men to prove their competence and courage. Since armies are legal, we feel that war is acceptable; in general, nobody feels that war is criminal or that accepting it is criminal attitude. In fact, we have been brainwashed. War is neither glamorous nor attractive. It is monstrous. Its very nature is one of tragedy and suffering.” – The Dalai Lama.

Please read the whole of what he has to say here:


Allegic To Ani


Half a world away
One mind one heart united
Whatever that means



Now overflowing
Overwhelmed, staggered, aghast
Awaiting a pause
Time enough to flip the switch
Grind to a stop and take stock



Often their knowledge
Is simply blind ignorance
In a fancy suit

The Machinery – Second Edition

A cornucopia. Take a sip or two …

The Machinery - A literary collection.

We hope you enjoy reading it.
You can review or rate the issue here on Goodreads and leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Like and Share on your social media and tag us. It helps us a lot.

You can order it in print here.


View original post




Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 452 other followers