..and here are a few things to keep in mind:

This blog contains mostly my poetry and a few thoughts from time to time. The thoughts will be entered when and wherever I feel necessary to keep things in proper order. Thoughts and things not belonging to me will be denoted with asterisks. Poems will be archived by the date which they were written, not by that which they were posted. I tend to update things a month or few after being written so as to keep current issues from wandering unattended around the web.


[somberlife was first created July 11, 2004]

“The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean; not to affect your reader, but to affect him precisely as you wish.”
~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Tuesday, January 26, 2016


Last site post: August 24, 2013
Last site draft: September 18, 2015
Last written poetry: September 30, 2015
Last written prose: January 26, 2016

I do not post.
Not for lack of material.
For lack of time.
For lack of motivation.
For misalignment of desires.
And priorities.
I want to do better.
At all things.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Why Am I Responsible?

"Why am I responsible?"
Because you're the most responsible.
Because you care the most.
Because if no one else does it, you will.
Because they know you will.

Because you assume they're incompetent.
Because you don't ask.
Because you don't tell.
Because you assume they don't care.
Because they don't; not as much as you.

Friday, August 23, 2013


If it were your life or mine,
I can't promise
I wouldn't sacrifice
to save my own.

Friday, August 02, 2013

Question All

I am uncertain whether I begin to question all the facets of life and it leads to a depressed state.
If I near a depressed state and then I begin to question all the facets of life.

Never to be known.

Thursday, August 01, 2013

I know You well

I had a moment of panic
Then I realized,
there is nothing to fear;
I know you well.
I know you,
because you are me.