Only to remember

Only to remember

ever since I could remember

an age of mind so tender

a complement to illusory surroundings

came to find out

the world of doubt

crippled from the neck up

hasty from the neck down

from crawl to flight

layover after layover

through time’s passing

no destination

no expiration

if and when?

then, why?

because, would be convoluted

until numb is eradicated

and this was future’s present moment

only to remember

-by Sal Martinez 

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Defined by Choice

Defined by Choice

in the depths of pain

lies a sort of sane


entangled by strain

oblivious to gain

stirs one’s essence

in a tide’s surge

while reality will sure emerge

leading nowhere

or rather now here

to reap and cherish

the benefits of survival

because the depths contained

a choice for revival

-Sal Martinez

Turning Tides

Turning tides
When least expected
Cause for neglected awakening
Of matters true to soul’s core

Repetition in exhibition
Exhaling justification
For a role such as this
And sincere gratitude for living

All shapes take form
While form ceases to conform
Unpleasant sanctity
Adorns reality

Hopes of clouds clearing
Of cheers nearing
Of lows rising
And a calm worthy of flourishing



Finds the Responsibility of Interest and Engagement in Noticing one’s Depth.


On wisdom

Wisdom is not a measure of intellect but rather a measure of common sense reinforced through action and experience.



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