The Nowhere Signal.

See, I’m not afraid if you or anyone leaves.

I mean, this might come as a surprise to the self-impressed but —

Come what may. I’ll always have me.

– O.D. ©2022

Art by: ART-BY-DOC

Remember that thing I once said about me going through emotions with clinical deliberation? This is it. No stones are left unturned.

Zombie Doctorates.

Welcome to our first lesson in brain-dead reasoning.

Today’s Topic:

“Expecting people around us to maintain an infallible integrity

Even as we continue violating their trust

Simply out of convenience and dysregulated impulse.

– O.D. ©2022

Art by: neo-innov

Plush Trigger.

When you pushed me into the darkness, what were you expecting?

For me to quiver how you would if it had been you?

That’s the kind of wishful thinking you find in Y.A. and charity fairs

Unknown to you, I’m familiar with the monsters of the abyss 

I can denote the separateness in their voices, even when they whisper.

Your desire to dominate is infantile compared to what they can do.

But some part of you already knew that.

After all, you’re pushing demons to do your dirty work for you.

Some perspective: You’re a tadpole in a giant pond —

A giant pond, Burrowed deep, on an island,

An island, in the middle of an unmarked ocean

Your enlightenment has a ceiling.

Your value system carries the self-indulgent wisdom of a basement dweller

With a day-old cadaver rotting in an unplugged freezer.

Tell me, exactly, how I was meant to break with you involved?

With you involved, the push was a failure by default.

It’s insulting, to be tormented by a weasel

A weasel, eager to lead but knows little to nothing

Little to nothing about regulating its own thoughts and feelings.

Carrying the ambition to run a country

But having no idea how to run your own home,

The type to shoot me in the head and still miss.

See, when you pushed me, you should have finished the job.

But it’s too late, I’m back,

And right behind me? The monsters you tried to feed me to.

See, I don’t know what fascinates me more

The fact that I was right about you

Or the fact that despite having remarkably low expectations 

I still left feeling disappointed.

– O.D. ©2022

Art by: neo-innov

What can I say, It’s a good day for an exorcism.

Laugh Track.

It’s a comedy really,

How a universe with so much space

Saw it fit to cram us all together here,

With the swindlers and murderers.

– O.D. ©2022

Art by:  kira111777

“We’re here to experience all of creation. In order for here to exist, there must exist. When here and there exist, so does everything that is neither here nor there” — Unknown

(I wish to have a conversation with whoever said this quote; quite profound)


Entitled people carry an energy

Similar to that of children

Groomed to believe in their perpetual ownership of the world.

Only to grow up and learn

That the world was

And never will

Be theirs.

– O.D. ©2022

Art by: BisBiswas

“If someone gets angry with you for setting a boundary, consider that as a good sign that the boundary was necessary” — Jenna Korf

Love’s Scent.

Love isn’t complicated,

The absence of it is.

– O.D. ©2022

Art by: Gydw1n

A quote I took from one of the lines in my recent Spoken Word.

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