jagged roads

September 5, 2018

with her, i’m walking. exposed toes on jagged roads,  made of pebbles, pebbles made of stones,  made of boulders, boulders made from, who knows.  ambition, a stones’ throw, a road grown, home. each breath, extending, a finite stride, yet never-ending pass along our final steps, ascending. pass on everything.  pass on the pebbles made of […]

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I, started the words that ended, U.

August 31, 2018

there was adoration in her eyes. a spark like silence dancing naked in front of a mirror. her tongue tasting the way it should, like honey, like lies, like a swarm of bees after the honey. those soft fingers untangling the hard knot that constricted us, those hard hands constricting the soft parts of us. […]

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Posthumous Self-Indulgent Inquires in a Final Letter to You, Old Friend.

July 12, 2018

Was it the first time in a long time you felt warm? A blanket cascade of crimson life, on loan, returning. Fast at first, I’m sure, spurting. When the blood slowed and the warmth turned cold, did you think of them? Your children? What a moment that must have been, did you think you made […]

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What’s Worth War?

December 23, 2016

In order to answer this question it is necessary to create a suitable definition for war. There are many in circulation, however, for the sake of this inquiry let us say war is; A state of armed conflict between two or more nations, states or groups, whereby violence is the primary method utilized to effectuate […]

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A Photo Essay of VanLife

October 17, 2016

In August of 2014, I landed in Anchorage, Alaska via Hawaii. For years I had a goal to drink a beer in each of the 50 states. When I landed, there were three states remaining; Alaska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The plan was simple – in less than 24 hours, buy a vehicle and start […]

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How to Vote Like an American

October 14, 2016

Note: This piece originally ran on EricgKirsch.com I used to love election season. As a political science major at Purdue University during the 2008 elections, I was enthralled with every aspect of the process. I had recently left the military after multiple deployments to Afghanistan and to Iraq and wanted desperately to understand the political […]

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