Cloud 9

Paint your face like a Monet

Your cheeks blushing like pink roses

Whip up your hair like a chocolate souffle

Pinned to your head like a ballerina

Step into your heels like a limousine

With poise like an A-list celebrity

Let’s go dancing like a couple in love

I’ll treat you like the woman you deserve

Slip out of that dress like a new beginning

And we’ll go to sleep like we’re stuck in a dream.

You Make Me Feel

There’s nothing in our world

But you and I

And feelings

Of love

That we have for each other

Used as currency

Of happiness

For the way you claim

I make you feel with a smile

Of togetherness

Because nothing here matters

Except us

But that’s because this is your fantasy

You can’t see past

Your insecurities holding you back-

A home made jail cell

Your negativity

Repelling me from your needs and desires

Criticizing me for the person I’ve become

When you remain unchanged

But most of all

Secluding me

And creating a rift

The biggest feeling of which

Is one of

Not belonging.

Untimed

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Charlie always thought there wasn’t anything particularly special about him because he just wasn’t one of those “memorable” people. But he didn’t realize that the reason nobody except his aunt and father knew who he was stemmed from the fact that he was a time traveler. Through trial and error, Charlie learns the ways of time travel and drastically changes the past leading to a very unexpected future; where clockwork men referred to as Tick Tocks seem to be in charge. How will Charlie and his new friend Yvaine undo events from a couple hundred years in the past to preserve the future that we know today? What would happen if Ben Franklin was never the successful inventor that we know him as? What if the French Revolution didn’t have the same outcome that we think? Find out in this thrilling novel expertly written by Andy Gavin.

Andy Gavin successfully establishes the eras in which Untimed takes place through successful accents and imagery that makes the past come alive right before your eyes. Something that I personally enjoyed was how the author weaved in references from movies and pop culture that we know today even when the main character was stuck in the past. Time travel is always a touchy subject to delve into, but Andy Gavin has explanations for everything in a way that made me wonder how time travel isn’t being used today if it’s so simple! The author expertly crafted an adventurous story teeming with debauchery, intense fight scenes, and even love -all throughout different eras of time!¬†Untimed truly is a science fiction story fit for any reader looking for an adventure. This one’s a 9/10 ¬†in my book!

“I guess life is more about who you’re with than where – or when – you are.”

Stepford Smile

Perfect pearly periodontals

Plastered on a fresh-faced full frontal

With ruby red luscious lips

And a gallant gaze that never slips.

 

Powdered cherub-chiseled cheeks

And long slender legs that go on for weeks

Hold together this petite plastered shell

And a bosom that creates thoughts from Hell.

 

She’s a molding of God’s greatest creation

The epitome of human perfection-

But you must be careful, do not break her!

For she’s hollow within, she has no center.

The Unexpected

It is cold

Dreary damp and dark

Nothing to keep me company

But the absence of

Your smiles as a tickle touches your sides

Brought from unexpected fingers

Your eyes as they stare deeply into mine

Telling each other secrets of their own

Your hand grasping mine

A lifeline holding me next to you

Grounded in our world

Your laugh as it sings melodies into the air

A tune I would often long to hear

You. Only a memory

That I can’t hold on to

Beyond this journey

From life to… The unexpected.

 

You’re alive while I’m here.

 

You are lost to me

But I”ll be here

Waiting for you to join me.

 

Greet you with

All the joys we once shared.

 

You will find me

And we will

Never be lost again.

 

Ode to Paper

Lines provided to me

On sheet white skin

To inscribe words upon.

 

Let me dispose my

Thoughts at my will.

Let me scribble, scratch

Or possible erase them;

But you may keep

The ones you like.

 

I hope my pen

Is as kind to

You as you are

To my general well-being.

 

You deserve a life

Of decent words passionately

Filling your body with

Their grace. But do

Not let them possess

You or overcome you.

 

For your beauty and

Potential are of one

That deserves to be

Shared with the world.