Kino B. Demented with the Bad Things by Vitz Photos

A friend of mine once said that I’m the kind of person people write stories about. I like that idea, but I am also paranoid that she meant it negatively. There are a lot of different types of characters. I kid. …

Maddy, telling me secrets. (Self-portrait by Kino McFarland)

“It’s not my problem if they think I’m weird.” — Sid Vicious

The Barn Princess cornered me in the stall I was cleaning and gave me a laundry list of mistakes I made in the past three months. …

Photo by mikewallimages via Pixabay

Photo by Daniel Kirsch

I think the attendant forgot about me. I pound on the door with my fists.

“Hey! I’m stuck!”

No answer. Fuck. I slide to the bathroom floor and hit my head against the door a few times. The floor is covered in mold and stains that tell me this is…

Everybody’s Demons by Kino McFarland

Lonely Portrait by Kino McFarland

Have you ever been truly alone?
The emptiness inside you is louder than the world.
Nothing grabs at you to swallow you whole.
You want to rip out your intestines
And gouge out your bones.
Someone could hold your hand,
But you know you’re alone. …

Photo: Vague by Kino McFarland (2008)

It’s a pain, is it not?
To get your hair caught on your brush
Tangle after tangle
Snag after snag
The agonizing screams echo in your head
Toughen up, you say
Toughen up
It’s only hair

A glance at the brush brings disgust to your face
Broken, split, inseparable hair
Clinging together

Kino McFarland

I post poetry, essays, and other creative works of writing. Filmmaker and Performer/Escape Artist

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