So we have announced our newest project, The Dictionary Game: Stare Down the Moon by Mike Hornyak.
The response from you was overwhelming. We are excited to share a small sample of Mike’s work, the poem "Vermilion."
Vermilion - n - 1. A bright red mercuric sulfide used as a pigment. 2. A vivid red to reddish orange. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Take inventory of your scars
Catalogue your short comings
Analyze the thoughts that tear you down
Fan the flame and stoke those fires
Abjure the hate that you witness
Renounce the disparity you’ve accepted
Acknowledge the pain inside you
Forgive the shame you internalize
Sit with the decisions you have made
Reckon with the blessings you enjoy
Look long upon your conveniences
Or drown in the stasis you create
Pick through the lies you believe
Examine the lies that you tell
Take apart the fears that leave you bound
Throw them all to the wind
Honor the mercy that makes you human
Hold the rage that makes you rise
Find the hope that keeps you strong
Fan the flame and stoke those fires ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Want to read more? The Kickstarter for this book will be going live on July 31st for first edition prints of the upcoming book.
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