D Alan Johnstone : Writing

The Curious Pessimist

The Curious Pessimist

A Poem by D Alan Johnstone


I looked at this star on the horizonand wonderedbeyond this membrane,what is this lightthat captures me here, in this moment?When did it igniteand how..
Efficiency

Efficiency

A Poem by D Alan Johnstone


Obviously,I'm too busydigging this holewith a spoonto look for a shovel.
Why I Sleep With the Light On

Why I Sleep With the Light On

A Story by D Alan Johnstone


I guess it started when I was about four years old. Was it a dream? ... I'm still not sure. All I have now is a sh..
How to Forget You

How to Forget You

A Poem by D Alan Johnstone


One day, you'll reach outand I won't be around.I wrote this down to remember,but memories are fleeting...I long for theserecollectionsto departand lea..
9/05

9/05

A Poem by D Alan Johnstone


September 5, the number of crisis from which I survived, but only in that I was revived, but not wholly alive. An ambulatory coma, a filtere..
Disappearing Me

Disappearing Me

A Poem by D Alan Johnstone


Phased out,grayed out,played outYou're disappearing meinto the wires.No longer your desire.That's ok,I'm fadingbut the memories residein the schema of..
In Public Places

In Public Places

A Poem by D Alan Johnstone


I hear her name.It’s not uncommon.I reactjust the same.I see the twistof her caramel hair,the soft bendof her body,the curlof her love-letter li..
Self Esteem

Self Esteem

A Poem by D Alan Johnstone


I self-deprecate because it gives me a fertile starting point. Expectations are low when you build yourself down. Make them think you are a..
God Among Men

God Among Men

A Poem by D Alan Johnstone


I am a Godamong men.A specimenof unmatchedmight.At the gymevery day,I am a Kingof personaldesign.Every curveevery linerepresentsperfection.So watchme ..
July 4

July 4

A Poem by D Alan Johnstone


A song for my kids

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