11.17.21 Remote Controlled (Poetry, 1990)

"Remote Controlled" was one of my very first poems I wrote way back in 1990, when I was 14, over 31 years ago. This one's about my Dad and I... his alcoholism at the time and his verbal and physical abuse I endured. We made up years later, thankfully, and became best friends before he passed in 2019.

11.07.21 May I Borrow You For a Minute? (Poetry, 2021)

"May I Borrow You For a Minute?" was written on October 23, 2021, and is contained in my personal poetry book for Oct-Dec 2021, 'Earthly Delights in a Closed Type Universe.' It's about tortured souls and what not, and how they like to feed off people's energy. I did that for a long time myself (can we say, my entire 30's?) Anyhow, growing up is all about self-awareness and changing your ways, becoming a better version of yourself, as I like to do every year. (haha) Enjoy. -BB

11.3.21 The More Melancholy Aspects of an Interpersonal Relationship (Poetry, 1999)

For your perusal is this turbulent poem from way back in August 1999, when I was a drug addict, living on the streets of Dallas. (It originally appeared on my blog, Ballistik, on LiveJournal, where I used to blog for 10 years, from 1995-2005.) This poem was written five years after my dear friend Kevin drowned in a hot tub in 1994. I was going through drug withdrawals at the time and was contemplating suicide when I wrote this. (I've been clean for 21 years so this is no longer who I am, but I just thought I'd share. We all have our rock bottom, and this was one of mine.) -BB

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