Radical Dreamers. August 20, 2018

“I’m a dreamer stuck in the real world.” — Sir Sly, Fun Read this and more in Cable-Knit Sweater, an on-going poetry collection available on Wattpad. Get the free mp3. I live in a land of broken dreams, hiking, crawling barefoot through shattered reflections, kaleidoscopes of endless possibilities carving, tearing, rending, stained in the blood and tears trailing […]

Maybe One Day. August 17, 2018

Every single day. Read this and more in Cable-Knit Sweater, an on-going poetry collection available on Wattpad. Get the free mp3. There are still mornings I turn to that place beneath the avocado tree, hoping to find you there. — Maybe One Day. Steve Arviso. 2018.

As Below. August 16, 2018

It’s said the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. So maybe, just maybe, we shouldn’t be too surprised where we end up if we also fail to consider we might be a wee bit lost. Available in Cable-Knit Sweater, a poetry collection available on Wattpad. Get the free mp3. It’s not in me to trust the […]

Adrift. August 15, 2018

After a certain point, subtlety loses all meaning. I never wish for anyone to find themselves near that point. It’s hauntingly beautiful. But it’ll take you if you let it. Available in Cable-Knit Sweater, a poetry collection on Wattpad. Get the free mp3. A nudge to a boat adrift in the middle of the fuckin’ ocean ain’t gonna […]

Mr. Nice Guy. August 14, 2018

Love is easy. Relationships are hard. One you fall in and out of. The other requires constant work and maintenance from both. Unfortunately, many people want some mass-produced token of either that they can keep in their pocket to look at only when the mood strikes them. Available in Cable-Knit Sweater, a poetry collection available on Wattpad. Get […]

Ups and Down. August 13, 2018

We all have our poisons of choice. And they all have their ups and downs. Available in Cable-Knit Sweater, a poetry collection available on Wattpad. Get the free mp3. Can’t say I know much ’bout pissin’ drunk in the dead of night, but I know the horrors of wiping my ass while high as fuck. — Ups and […]

Made You Look. August 10, 2018

I always do my best to perform for an audience. And I disappoint myself when if I feel like I didn’t live up to my own expectations, even if I do net laughs. Wrestling taught me to respect that fragile relationship between performer and audience, but comedy makes me earn it every single time. And […]

X-Factor. August 8, 2018

I am a man whose view of the world is seen through the lens of pop culture. For better, or for worse. Available in Cable-Knit Sweater, a poetry collection available on Wattpad. Get the free mp3. I’m an all-American man of steel, a jerk with a mouth, an accident of evolution, blood radioactive, words, cut like diamond, gamma-bombs […]

The Man Outside August 7, 2018

One part dream, one part weed-induced delusion. Or maybe I did see some weird shit. I’m not sure. All I know is that it was some freaky shit that makes for a fun little…thing. Get the free mp3. Sometimes I dream of a shape of a man, little more than a vague approximation—two arms, two […]

My Personal Hell. August 7, 2018

Legitimately a recurring setting in a not-entirely reoccurring dream. The story always changes, but the setting, people, and things never do. Available in Cable-Knit Sweater, a poetry collection available on Wattpad. Get the free mp3. There’s a place in my dreams a roadside hotel infinity high, and forever across a labrynth of stairwells a webbing of hallways infinite […]

Unproductive. August 6, 2018

I find it difficult to not keep myself productive. It’s an unhealthy mentality, for sure. I’m happiest when I produce. But I’m also at my most vulnerable when I can’t, when I come up short, or when I’m simply unhappy with whatever I’ve offered up to an audience. So I often find myself stressing out […]

From a Certain Point of View. August 2, 2018

I do not like myself. I have great difficulty accepting that there are those who love me, who believe and trust in me. To me, my successes are failures. My failures a shameful reminder that I am not good enough. And sometimes it isn’t until I’ve hit rock-bottom for the umpteenth time that I finally […]

Hard Times. August 2, 2018

The beauty of pro wrestling is the way it can, when done just right, seamlessly blend athletics and theatrics. And “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes might just be the single-greatest example of how the “perfect package” isn’t always what you’d expect, but perhaps those who boldly defy expectations. This and more can be found in […]

Cream of the Crop. July 31, 2018

The third entry in this seemingly on-going series of transcribing classic pro wrestling promos into poetry. These are the immortal words of the late, great “Macho Man” Randy Savage (along with those of the equally great “Mean” Gene Okerlund. Wrestlemania III at the Silverdome Pontiac, Michigan. It’s a day that I’m certain my guest at […]

Parts Unknown. July 30, 2018

Another pro wrestling promo-turned-poem. This one is also another all-time classic. Enjoy. Hulk Hogan. Have a question to answer your question. As you, Hulk Hogan, travel to Wrestlemania! by conventional means, the normals you travel with experience malfunctions. As you realize all that is left! is total self-destruction. Do you, Hulk Hogan, show self-pity? Do […]

Genetic-Freakonomics. July 27, 2018

Do your best to find inspiration in the most unexpected of places. For example, I constructed a #poem from the greatest pro wrestling promo EVER. You know they say that all men are created equal, but you look at me and you look at Samoa Joe and you can see that statement is not true. […]

Bit of a Rattlesnake. July 25, 2018

It’s my 33rd birthday. I wrote this as a bit of self-reflection on where I am, where I came from, and what got me here. Available in Cable-Knit Sweater, a poetry collection available on Wattpad. Get the free mp3. They said reach for the stars, now my dreams are pure rock and roll. So I’m sorry if […]

Self-Starter. July 17, 2018

Don’t wait for inspiration. Go, hunt the fucker down. Available in Cable-Knit Sweater, a poetry collection available on Wattpad. Get the free mp3. I’m lighting up, flying high as I can, up, up, and away, ready to drop nine circles down a rabbit hole, mile-wide, two inches deep, Erosion. Head verus brick wall. Persistence. Insistance. This grave ain’t […]

The Fool’s Prayer. July 16, 2018

A dark, self-reflective little piece. Write what ya know, people. Available in Cable-Knit Sweater, a poetry collection available on Wattpad. Get the free mp3. When I reach that horizon, the edge of where I care meeting where I can’t, I pray to see the end, not the start of worse. That the world pull out from beneath my […]

Unpossible. July 13, 2018

Stray thought turned into something. Worth the distraction. Available in Cable-Knit Sweater, a poetry collection available on Wattpad. Get the free mp3. I wanna find the right words to be someone else’s tattoo. This reminder to be yourself, The Living Billboard, for the songs and dreams, nightmares, alien beings available in skin-o-vision. Terrifyin’, inspirin’ that late-night thought […]