Closer to Midnight

Clock strikes

Heart pounds

Closer to

Midnight.

Bats flap

Crows shriek

Closer to

Midnight.

World turns

Tilt axis

Closer to midnight.

Mind races

Can’t sleep

Closer to…

Night Terrors

Our dreams scream at us

Howling of the Banshee

Invisible fingers

Rap tap on my window

But there’s no one there.

Notes From My Brain

Get up

Hurry

You’re late for

Work

Oh wait

Retired

Notes from my

Brain

Faulty.

You don’t matter

That can’t be

True

Notes from my

Brain

The Strange Mood

After twenty years I finally finished Shouter and Bat the first installment of the Shouter Trilogy.

All my family and friends were really excited for me and it was a great feeling to have all forty episodes up on Kindle Vella.

Yet in this time when I…

Outside Land

Prisoners of Covid

Measure of freedom

Easing of invisible

Chains.

Wear your mask

Protect others

Get shot

With immunity’s

Needle.

Covid should remind us

We are all connected

A Distant Pumpkin

Fall comes

After fires

More fires

September ends

Wish for a pumpkin

To carve a big toothy

Smile

Light a candle

Place on the porch

Wait for…

The Magic Of A Kind Word

Words can hurt.

They can be a knife in the heart.

They can also heal.

I believe in kindness in an unkind world.

I…

Blue Sky

You forget

How

Blue sky

Is

When you

Can’t

See it.

The Reign

Of fire

Dissipates

Heavens blue backdrop

Unfurls

White puffy clouds

Radiate

Mr. Sun

Shines on

Sleep And Dream

The dreams come

Unbidden

Some in color

Others movie

Black and white

Horror movie

Dreams

Falling off the Grand Canyon

Going to work

Naked

Rerun dreams

Some…

Smoky Days snd Smoky Nights

“Smoke smoke smoke that ciagarette,”

Says the classic song but today you don’t have to smoke if you live in Reno/Sparks/Tahoe/Virginia City, etc.

We get…

David Beaty

Novelist, screenwriter, poet. Fan of all things writing, film, music. Married forty-two years. Dog lover.

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