It has always been
disastrous, this
feeling of impending–

tonight I lie here
howling, claws
raking through the black,

reaching for the light.

I never know
what’s coming;

I never can
get the best of it,
the way you seem to
get the best of me,

every time.

Circling back,
I come around,
I come to you,

I ache for you,
this breakable, broken, unspoken hope–

it holds its breath
alongside me.






  1. Trent Lewin Avatar

    Ah Jones. Why is it that every word you say makes so much sense to me?

    1. Catastrophe Jones Avatar

      Words are ours, Lewin. To create worlds.

      1. Trent Lewin Avatar

        Yes, and thank goodness for it. You are on such an insane roll of greatness. I wish I could write this frequently and this well.

        1. Catastrophe Jones Avatar

          You’ve got the ‘well’ down, Lewin. ‘Frequently’ is a combination of ‘odd luck’ and ‘determination’. I have ground up my demons and turned them into fuel. Since they’ve grown more frequent, I’ve decided it’s open season.

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