alfred bernard photography

allowing myself to cheat with myself-

cornered feelings reflect a cornered being –

kill your photoshop 


pushing the crumbs into a single pile gives my life shape-

I am the one to blame –

kill your photoshop

on my knees I look further-

roads that narrow-

details that lack distance-

having a home on the inside –        

pressing my heart against the skin creating something of an impression–

coerced into everything –      

what should it be–

maybe I can roll if my feet give–

a clear echo– 

further then you think– 


Gay Pride 2012   West Hollywood CA- 

creating beauty with what had been unrecognizable- 

looking for hands-  connecting the circle-

searching for the grain-

leaving feelings behind  –         

falling through floors, cleaning with dirty rags–

possessed to instigate-

steering with an old voice  –    

snow, sun, contradiction and living long enough to understand there is no such thing, there are no rules-

action and consequence- 

living then dying  –

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Decided Periphery

the way we move -

the path of our actions -

looking away -

restricting thoughts, distant eyes, covered mouths -

carrying everything all at once -

the hearts voice is inaudible -

feeling it again through closed eyes and clasped hands -

showing -

still scrubbing -

holding on and facing down -

remembering the growth -

the intensity of living and the relentlessness of our thoughts -

roses have stories–  

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series:  the boy  -  continued 

hoping to be carried the rest of the way-

I can lay here longer-

pushing it in- 

kill your photoshop

doing the things that were easy to say–  

gaining weight-  

the times 1 can equal 2– 

the time when things happen–  

staying when you should go–

looking for a foundation –