black smoke chronicles part one…

black smoke chronicles
pt. 1

welcome to wherever we are

black smoke screened mind;
that’s where feeling comes
from. tripped up, faked out,
thrashed down, whatever
you want. it makes
everything else so much
easier like forgetting about
being forgotten about &
raging floods while camping
in Key West or walking
I-77 instead of seeing
the Boss play in North Carolina.

it’s working black
smoke like a damn maestro,
pushing all kinds of shit
aside in a vain hope that
forgetting about everything
is the solution & not the
problem. frenzied misunderstanding,
rolled around & studied
from every angle until
parsed passed meaning. amazing
what the right mix will do
to the wrong night. my
mood is improving as we
sit here talking…


A subject I have long ignored is something it is time to confront. The following series of ‘Black Smoke Chronicles” are going to be intensely personal poems sharing an explanation into why and how all of this started and what happens if/when it stops. Some themes/images/symbols have been repeatedly mentioned in past poems, but in the case of BSC, they will be dealt with in a more head on manner. I can’t tell you when the next poem in the series will come out since it will be a slipshod affair with an undetermined amount of poems written for the series. I will also put the standard link up if you wish to follow the series specifically. Thanks for reading, this should be interesting…

6 Responses to “black smoke chronicles part one…”

  1. why not just Black Smoke Chronicles? let the magic speak for itself… otherwise you explain things away in the title making the reads superfluous rather than the opposite which I take it is the intention… show don’t tell.

    • Changed, as I think you are correct. The original reasons for including the magic part actually refer to a product known as Black Magic Smoke, but in the course of using it in a literary sense it does not need the magic. It kind of brings its own.

      Good to hear from you, how’s life been treating ya? Well, one hopes.


    • Did you block me from your website again? Did I piss you off or something? If so, apologies, but at least let me know dude. Hope all is well.


  2. Scent of my heart Says:

    I like the beginning of this story, will be waiting for the continuation. Good luck with working on it! Thanks for posting it!

  3. Scent of my heart Says:

    Hello, how are you?

    you are invited to join our potluck week 14 at Jingle Poetry :

    Write a poem fitting our week 14 theme (Hobbies, Pastimes, and Entertainment), post it on your own blog, and link in to our potluck after Sunday, 8pm American central time, you are also allowed to link in at most 3 old poems or poems unrelated to our theme. FREE STYLE Commenting!

    Let me know if you have questions.

    We value your contribution, Hope to see you in. The more you share, the happier we are!


    • Of course. Whenever the link opens I will put a poem up. I try to remember to do this for all of the potlucks, but you know me, I have the memory of a flea. See ya at the potluck.


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