• MwM commented on the post, balloon 2 years, 6 months ago

    High above the rocky Utah landscape we rise like soap bubbles to the top of pan grimy with the night’s meal; but here we gaze over land untouched by man’s sludge, and we are more holy with the sight of it.

  • MwM wrote about the word obey 2 years, 9 months ago

    “Obey,” she said, without speaking it. I said I would but just continued on my own way with no thought backwards or forwards. Its that non-committal word that makes conversation move on without confrontation, but behind it are no actual promises. Onward I go, in my own way.

  • MwM wrote about the word canteen 3 years, 3 months ago

    my dad had a canteen with a bright green lid that had “been with him to the tops of mountains.” Apparently he wasn’t kidding, this little container had been his as he backpacked across the western US. The small piece of plastic had seen more of him then I had, now its my turn to [...]

  • MwM wrote about the word camp 3 years, 3 months ago

    too many memories to record so i will muse about how great things always happened around a camp. you learn new things and become a man, you learn that girls like guys better with no hat on and you feel embarrassed because you have hat hair… but she still dances with you there by the [...]

  • MwM wrote about the word bandana 3 years, 4 months ago

    He always had a bandana with him, the red corner sticking out of his back pocket, or tucked into the elastic of his bright blue sweatshirt. I never knew why he had it, nor saw him use it, but I could respect the small piece of cloth that followed him wherever he went and was [...]

  • MwM wrote about the word fluorescent 3 years, 4 months ago

    I need to get out from under the fluorescent lights. Sometimes I feel like they are THE ONLY LIGHT AROUND. And my head wants to crumble in on itself and all I want to do is find some sunglasses, cuz surely this light overhead is hurting me more than helping. then i finish my paper [...]

  • MwM and chaosfox are now friends 3 years, 4 months ago

  • MwM wrote about the word trailer 3 years, 4 months ago

    it hangs behind us as we wind up the mountain road towards the lake. It is easy to forget that it is there, dangerous, unwieldy and heavy, but the driver doesnt miss an opportunity to remind us the favor he is doing for us kids who can only think about the sun and the lake [...]

  • MwM wrote about the word intersection 3 years, 4 months ago

    that one time in fifth grade when the “intersection” didnt work and my mother’s otherwise straight driving was interrupted by an old woman who sailed through the red light while looking at the green light beyond it. our car was smashed from the side and for months after that, i couldnt be looking down when [...]

  • MwM wrote about the word iron 3 years, 4 months ago

    theres tons of these in my golf bag gathering dust in the garage. its been so long i feel like i would seriously injure someone if i tried to swing one. hopefully the dust will allow for some spider webs and maybe some new life can come from what i have consistently ignored. cuz hey, [...]

  • MwM wrote about the word foreign 3 years, 4 months ago

    The kinds of people who are mysterious and interesting to meet. You find them at certain stops throughout your life and their adjective can refer to their nationality or just how they like their cheeseburgers. Either way, you are most familiar with yourself and so meeting someone who is wholly foreign can do wonders for [...]

  • MwM wrote about the word robot 3 years, 4 months ago

    THANKFULLY, im not a robot. Maybe someday, thats all there will be; just robots floating or moving somehow through whatever medium is of the future. They wont need food or air or companionship and they will be better than us because of this… i pity them

  • MwM wrote about the word acoustic 3 years, 4 months ago

    Its the best kind of sound, the acoustic guitar. One that rings clear and loud whenever it is strummed. I could sit and listen to it for a longlonglong time, if life was like that and disconnected to frivolities like eatingdrinkingsleepingbreathing…

  • MwM wrote about the word whiskey 3 years, 4 months ago

    I had my first glass with my dad on Christmas day. It was watered down, harmless for us non-seasoned drinkers. Well, I am more seasoned than he thinks I am. But i appreciated its lack of potency, the water instead bringing out the more rubbery tastes of the golden liquid. I felt like a man [...]

  • MwM wrote about the word luxurious 3 years, 4 months ago

    Here I sit in a plush leather chair and think how great this is. “I wonder when my coffee will be here.” Then it comes and my day continues, better than I thought it could be, while beyond the plated windows a world rages with violence and hatred, all fighting to be exactly where I [...]

  • MwM wrote about the word gasoline 3 years, 4 months ago

    When it spills it covers the ground and you look at it with a feeling of deep regret. This stuff, beautiful on the gray pavement, can fuel the fires of the city, but it will never leave the ground, hovering, one molecule thick on everything, forever.