EMBERS

it’s just like love and light alike
to burn a hole right through my brain
induratized my heart before
and bolted bolts and shackled locks
a human chain outside my door

sad and supine, stay inside
and lay, i lay, upon the floor
afar a distant brontide’s brooding
but what is near is oh so soothing

hand in hand we’ve been out walking
in summers glade, my heart alight
and lay on beds of mushroom flowers
through autumn dusk and winter showers

inside your room, alone, together
rain gently pattering outside
steady as the stream of words
i heard you speak your weight in gold
mine could make your blood run cold

while you sit sighing all your sighs
i count the rings around your eyes
cursed all that i’ve done to upset you
deemed ever dawning day a blessing
from the day when i first met you

i’ll invite you round to beam that smile
when the lekky meter’s drained
it’s just like love, your love, your light
to burn a hole right through my brain

Saigon’s art scene – Zee

I’d like to share some art with you beautiful folks. I’m currently living in Saigon, Vietnam and there’s a nice scene developing here. This first piece is a portrait of myself (narcissistic tendencies confirmed) as a kind of surrealist caricature. It was created by a talented and well traveled artist who works under the name Zee.

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Zee never seems to stop creating which is a quality I admire. Alongside portraits like this one he crafts oil paintings of landscapes and other artistic forms.

If you enjoy it, feel free to peruse Zee’s Instagram (@ezeewithzee). You can find many captivating pieces of art and support the artist if you find one that touches you.

One love,                                                        Konrad

Calling all bloggers – use honest.cash to earn Bitcoin Cash for your content

Calling all bloggers — honest.cash allows you to earn BCH (Bitcoin Cash) cryptocurrency donations. The platform is still in its early stages so a lot of reader engagement is geared towards blockchain technology/cryptocurrency discussion.

It is however, a platform for all types of content from fiction to editorial pieces; poetry to sharing artwork and everything in-between. You can now choose to include a paywall on your posts if you wish. You can also earn BCH by upvoting stories early. If the story reaches a certain amount of upvotes, the funds are redistributed between the early upvotes and the author. You may also choose to make your content uncensorable if you wish, utilising the power of blockchain immutability.

If you’re interested, take a look at honest.cash and sign up. While I enjoy reading about blockchain news and opinions, there is still a need to diversify the range of topics discussed. Think Medium but with the option to make your content uncensorable.

I hope to see you there.

Konrad x

alibi

you must think i came down in the last shower,
snatched straight off the stork,
you’re oh so grown; holding all power
in the palm of your hand

understand
THAT’S how you finesse a narrative
apparently
you can’t keep one straight:
the story had changed before i finished my plate —
events rearranged — still
it strikes me as strange
these tactics are mangy —
go play with yourself

you gave me a reason and
ten thousand acres,
a huge plot of land full of
sprawling grey areas