As of late, I have found myself staring into the mirror for extended periods of time.

The round and charasmatic shape of my face, slowly dancing with age, is becoming centered and poised for the hurdles and obstacles ahead. The transparency of my skin is finding itself layered, and in between the former world and the new one. The lines and cracks in my skin resemble the Nile, in so much as how her outer banks have caressed the delicate curvature of our souls for centuries. My eyes grow weary from the world and the desperate need for sleep, peace, solitude, and of course, love, is felt with only a sliver of a glance.

My body is synergistic and constantly feels compelled to make do with the world, and the things in it. I am 2+2=6 and even without the clock ticking, I represent the eccentricity and the much needed chaos that has existed in order for simplicity to take center stage.

I am here and without a disclaimer. Like the wind, I am poetry mixed in between the words that live on to affect the global change that is always needed.

I am synergy.

M.C. Davis

The Other Side?

…well,  the other side isn’t always the greatest place to be.

At least in some cases, an interesting aspect of any collective thinking is the fact that when summoned, even the harshest and more course aspects of life can be truly bearable and even, well, let’s say enjoyable. ‘Lemons’, for what they are worth, will always arrive to your doorstep in many flavors, but it is up to the individual to add his or her own unique flavor to make the situation better. In fact, a lemon situation will inheritably always be a lemon situation  and depending on which way the wind blows will ultimately determine how you advance forward.

You know, like those forward thinkers in the world?

By all means, and please don’t misinterpret my understanding of ‘enjoyable’.

Places like Hades, or that place they call a ‘Green Zone’ or even a conversation with Aunt Tilda can present several layers of collateral damage. There’s no escape and even the savviest and most adept thinkers will fall victim to the lure of a situation being ‘enjoyable’. The simple answer is that some situations are just plain difficult and there is no way to make those sour lemons taste better, no matter how much sugar you add.

However comma

I would say that the majority of those lemon situations can become sweeter situations  when you assume your  due power over those situations. Reluctantly we often find ourselves giving up a part of who we are for the sake of getting over a certain obstacle or hurdle. For some, it’s a mind game we have to play with ourselves. For others, it’s a struggle that will live with them even beyond the grave.

Get it back. In fact, demand it back.

My good friend Dana once said to me, “Mike, own it. If you believe it, then own it.”

I only add one more comment to that: Own it without sacrificing yourself in the process.

So, take those lemons and squash them to death. Even if you can’t make lemonade from the millions of lemons surrounding you, simply dismiss them as if they don’t exist.
M.C. Davis


Time stood
still for
me yesterday,
the time
you leaned
my shoulder
and whispered
thoughts and
the such. We
and fell into
other over
and over
again. I saw
on your skin,
and your
bosom swooped
me up wind
on top of wind
and I
am smiling because
I know
love is yours.

M.C. Davis

Hot Damn!

Let’s just say that I’m on top of the world right now.

I just found out that I made CHIEF PETTY OFFICER but for you “outsiders” lurking out there, it simply means that my years of experience, leadership, and respect for the uniform has come full circle for me.

And I’ll leave it at that for now.

The next 6 weeks will prove (or disprove) how I understand my own balance and inclusion into such a unique group of individuals.

Did I mention that I’m a glutton for punishment?

M.C. Davis