Owlsquatch Chronicles

Monthly Archives: December 2019

” Want [you] to drink deeply from life and not go on autopilot” -Liam O’Brien I think all of us have fallen into autopilot at some point, maybe multiple times every day. Wake up..Clean your body..Put on clothes..Drive..Do..Drive..Eat..Sleep.. There are months in my life that I simply do not remember because I did the same thing, every day, and had little motivation to change; maybe it was depression, but it was something… Read More

Young and alone, Streets plagued with rats.Offered food and a home,Given shackles and labor. New arms to swing axes,Fresh backs to be painted.Each crack and split,Harvesting dreams and hope. Never an answer,Only the phantasms call.Fear taken root,Blossoming with hate. Born for greatness,Consumed with vengeance.No sacrifice too great,Power reaps reward. No chains left to bind her,New chains forged in chaos.Conflict of mind,Feeding the soil. Courage through power,Temperance in fear,Liberality through punishment,Magnificence as ruler,Pride… Read More

The sea rages around us,Thunder crashes down. Wood splits across the deck,The mast ignites and roars in flame. Deck hands charge from stern to bow,Frenzy to save the Squall’s Embrace. Sails approach over the horizon,Deep in black and glowing. Impossible speed beckons her forward,Hull riddled with holes and scorched beyond repair. Gun ports spring open,A hail of stone and lead. No soul maintains the attacking vessel,Only revenants shrieking for new comrades. Rotting… Read More

When I was a child, I always thought the stars were pretty. I’d look up at night and see them all twinkling, white and bright. It wasn’t until my dad began pointing them out, each an individual, each unique and named, that I began to see them for so much more then pretty. The first two stars to shatter this perception I had were Betelgeuse and Sirius. Betelgeuse, the brilliant M2lab, or… Read More

Some days I find myself sitting atop a mighty mountain, admiring the sloping valleys and steep, rocky cliffs. I imagine being that regal tree, standing just at the crest of that cliff in the distance. How many animals has it blessed with shade from the midday sun, and how many more call it’s thick bark and abundant branches home? I dream about being that noble peregrine falcon I saw soaring overhead as… Read More

Some friends we meet at birth,Parents, siblings, grandmothers, and uncles. Some friends we meet in life,Through school, work, hobbies, and interests. Not all remain,As life weaves through time. But certain friends,We search to find. A friend once found,There is no doubt. For as long as we have,For as long as we’re together. Best friends we’ll be.

Sink beneath the surface,Heat drawn from my veins. My body goes numb,My mind awakens. Breath is shallow,Fear creeps in. Pause, inhale, pause, exhale,Breath, thank, wait, release. Anxiety dispelled,Leaving room for something new. Schools of fish wander past,Stones polished till smooth. Waiting for something,Will I know when it’s here? The sun retires as the star dance on stage,I rise from my shrine. Drip dry,Who I was is no more. Bare feet,The canopy blankets… Read More

From the singing sands of Western Asia,Across the coasts of California.From the mighty trees of Yoyogi Koen,Across the naves of Florence. The stars change their positions,The Sun intensifies and and softens.Bird sing in accent,Food tells a new story. Years I may wander,Months without language,Weeks with no bed,Nights spent in wonder. Always I’ll hear,The call of the mountains.Forever I’ll feel,The pull of the river. Regardless of time,Distance or day,Our reunion will transcend,I love… Read More

Passion in knowledgeGuidance on a forward pathApplications suck Being officially between jobs, as people say instead of unemployed (I’m not entirely sure why), and in pursuit of continuing my education I’m completely swamped in applications. Every job requires a slightly different format for their application and every school has slightly different standards. Every one just different enough to essentially make the process go from a simple [copy] [paste] to rebuilding the entire… Read More

Humans have grown and evolved as a species dependent on communication. We live in communities for survival, we disseminate information to continue the growth of the mind, we raise each other’s children and support each others elderly. This need for interaction, which is as critical to our needs as food and water, spurred the creation of language. Communities across the globe generated their own language to communicate ranging from verbal speech common… Read More