Tom Stewart

Tom Stewart
Location
Seattle, Washington, USA
Bio
Tom Stewart is a writer, actor, playwright and comics journalist covering the comic book world for over ten years. He has written for the Eisner award winning Comic Book Artist Magazine, TwoMorrows Publications, M.A.I.N. Magazine, Changes Newspaper, has contributed to the Jack Kirby Collector and Alter-Ego Magazine, and is a regular writer for Back Issue Magazine. Tom won an award for fiction writing from the Washington Press Association, and has had several of his plays produced in the Seattle area. His current project is a one-man show on Robert Kennedy. In his spare time he likes to write short bios in the third person. He lives in Sunny Seattle

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JULY 21, 2014 11:06PM

Travel and Peeing

Wagon

When I was a kid, way back in the before times, in the long ago, We used to travel from the Tri-Cities (Washington State) over to see my grandparents in Haines (Oregon). This involved going over what was then the Umatilla Toll Bridge, through Hermiston, (sometimes stopping in Eugene to see…

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JULY 21, 2014 10:44PM

Time time time...

clock hands

 

Time.

So little time left,

so much I want to spend with you.

 

Time stops with you,

standing still in your eyes

slowed in your hand on my arm

your lips brushing my cheek

your head lying on my… Read full post »

JULY 16, 2014 1:11AM

Carmine Infantino Hates Me!

  CarmineBatman 

by Tom “The Comics Savant” Stewart

(from 1999, updated at the end)

Now my friends, gathered here today under the auspices of the mighty web-state, let me tell the sad tale of Carmine Infantino and one of his biggest fans, Thomas P. Stewart, and,Read full post »

JULY 15, 2014 12:38PM

Waiting for the 5:15 Dragon

Bags 

Miss you,

a shaped

emptiness.

Not sweet

never sweet

I sit by the door

bags packed,

my dragon will take me

to the shire.

Any second now.

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JULY 10, 2014 2:14AM

The Sacred Words

door 

When do I to get to the ‘screw you’ part?

When do I come to that part

Where I storm off

Waving my hands

Flippantly saying

The sacred words

‘Screw you’

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JULY 9, 2014 2:54AM

Deserve This

Hand 


I don’t deserve this
This is where I’ve come
Arrived
I don’t deserve this
I’ve reasoned it out
I’ve backtracked
I’ve shown my work
See?
The way I’m treated
Used
I don’t deserve this
I don’t
I’ve done nothing
Nothing
See?
Follow this chart… Read full post »

JULY 7, 2014 3:56PM

Can't Look Away from Jimmy Cagney

Cagney 

Been thinking a lot about James Cagney lately. Of his acting (I'm an actor myself) of his influence on me as a kid, and now.

He was a tough Irish kid, growing up in a neighborhood where the kids turned out to be criminals or priests.… Read full post »

JULY 7, 2014 2:03PM

The Heart Makes the Best Sound

Heart 

Why is the heart
A punching bag
Why is yours bagwork
For others?

‘Cause the heart makes the best sound
A satisfying thump
A mental scream
Every time a hurt hits it

 


Thomas
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JULY 6, 2014 8:16PM

See You

hiding eyes

 

If I turn my head

Hold it just at this angle

I don’t have to see you

I plan my day to not see you

I know where you will stand

You will sit

Where you will be in theRead full post »

JULY 6, 2014 8:06PM

Nothing

blank
It hits me hard
I should feel it
Something
Nothing
I blink
I can see myself
Walking
Talking
Nodding
Smiling
At a distance.
I look okay
Thin
Bit gaunt
Okay
You’d never know
I’m numb
I feel nothing
Nothing

Thomas
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JULY 5, 2014 12:15AM

The Obsessions of Harvey

  Harvey

 

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JULY 4, 2014 10:24PM

Bobby

RFK

 

Bobby sits and stares

At walls

At the spines of books

His hair slides into his left eye

He moves it without thinking

The work is not done

And it never will be

He knows it

He does what heRead full post »

JULY 4, 2014 9:44PM

Old Man's Philosophy

Old man 

 

“I’ll tell you kid...”

He said

“Ya mind?”

What

“Calling ya kid.”

No

“Good, cause everyone is a kid to me.”

I’m sure

“Don’t get fucked.”

That’s it

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JULY 4, 2014 9:04PM

The Distance

Hands

There is distance
Not measured in miles
But in hurt
And pain
Beyond the reach
of fingertips
You there
I here
And the distance grows
Can you here my voice
An echo
And your voice grows fainter
In the distance
Beyond reach


Thomas

JULY 3, 2014 2:58AM

Wham!

  foot

 

“Sometimes kid, they just kick you in the balls.”

He’s always going through his pockets

“No reason, just ‘cause they can.”

Not looking for anything really

“Cock back their legs and…”

Just patting down the outsides

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JULY 2, 2014 6:18PM

Watching the Wall

  wall

The road runs
into the wall
It ends,
right there
without warning
SLAM
You just sit there
staring at it
wondering
How did I get here
What did I do
How can I fix it
Is there anything TO fix
And the wall just stands there
With
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Godzilla

 

                                 Godzilla vs. Marvel!

 

By Tom Stewart

       &nb/…

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JUNE 30, 2014 5:04PM

Blue Summer Air

hair
I place my love in the blue summer air,
where it will grow with heat and breeze,
straddle the world
to find and envelope you.
I am strong for you,
I am vulnerable for you
I am me, only me.
For you.
Naked
You are my heart,
I put my hand against
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JUNE 30, 2014 2:17PM

The Hollow

endless 
If you touch me
I ring
I echo
I sound like a coin
dropped in a marble room
The sound bounces
floor to ceiling
wall to wall
heart to chest
head to toe
back again
Until the reverb dies
And the heart is still
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JUNE 28, 2014 2:34AM

Pain Harvesters

  harvest

Can you harvest pain?
Can you gather it
In little pain baskets (or jars)
(or plastic tubs for the big big pains)
Store it on shelves
Show it to the neighbors
Who stop in late afternoons
Label it
What caused it
Whose is it
How deep was it
Can you sit on the nippy fall evenings
Warding the chill
With… Read full post »

JUNE 28, 2014 1:38AM

You Just Don't Know

talking
You just don’t know
Don’t know what
You don’t know
Know what
You don’t
What
Know
Know what
You
What
You don’t know
Know. What.
You just don’t know, you just don’t know
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JUNE 28, 2014 1:29AM

Fuck the Sky

  man and sky

Fuck the Sky

It can’t make up its fucking mind
Bath me with sun
Warm me
Kiss me
Touch me with rays
Of soft warm hope

Then fucking rain on me

Fuck the sky
Fuck it
I’m going inside
Drawing myself in
So I’ll never get wet again
Ever
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JUNE 28, 2014 1:18AM

Sorting

  Sorting

Sorting things
Whose book?
Whose shirt
Whose deodorant
Whose tears
Whose heart
Which bin do these go in
Can we exchange boxes,
Our harvest
From the sorting
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JUNE 27, 2014 12:23AM

I Hit Repeat

  phone

I hit repeat

Today’s saddest song in the world

plays

I know exactly where I’ll start crying

Right there

Start of the second verse

I sob through the chorus

I get a hold by the third verse

usually

Before the chorus

repeats

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JUNE 26, 2014 1:42AM

Never for Sure

eyes
 

Never be sure

Never be sure
Never be certain
Never know
Really
What goes on behind eyes
Never sure, never knowing
What is being thought
What is being planned
Oh, you can ask
Go ahead,

Ask

But you can’t know
Never really know
Never

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