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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SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 1:44AM

Ruby Falls

woman 

I won’t be there
Won’t be even be
In the same neighborhood
But, to my shame,
Because that’s the man
I’ve become,
That she helped make me,
I’ll hear about it
I have my spies
Friends who tell
(Should be ‘friends’
I suppose)
But I’ll know
I’ll p… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 1:17AM

She Just Isn't There

Glasses 

I still look for her. My shoes still need tying.

            Were her fingers faster than any others? I think so. She looked up and over, around and down her glasses as she pushed the keys down. The old, non-computerized cash r/Read full post »

AUGUST 15, 2014 11:56AM

Flat Toes

updown

I go up
Down
It depends
Some days
The world is bright
Alive and ready
Other days
Others
Others
Dark
Pushing
Shoving me
Stepping on my toes
In a rush
A rush that takes days
Weeks
To go from a sunrise
To a sunset
I have to make friends
With the others
They are the ones
I see the most
I have the flattened toes… Read full post »

AUGUST 11, 2014 8:06PM

The Not so Way, Way Back Machine

 

comics stand

A couple nights ago, a few civilian (non comics people) friends and I were sitting around playing the 'WayBack Game". You know, what would you do, where would you go if you had a time machine, a 'wayback' machine of your very own.

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AUGUST 8, 2014 12:48PM

FtF

hand out 

I reach out my hand to you
You look at it
Study it
Ask me what it is
And why it's in your way
You have things to do
Could I please move it?
No.
You'll have to swat it away
Do in person
In action
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AUGUST 4, 2014 1:55PM

New Use for Old Words

TomSky 

The sun
The sky
The clouds
All poetic
All dead to the poet
Overused
Trodden and sullied
By middle schoolers
Looking to fill blanks
For their ‘write a poem’ assignment
The sun
Source of warmth
Of light
Of hope
The sky
Endless
Ever changing
Surrounding
Unreachable
Clouds,
Morphing
Pale, thick… Read full post »

AUGUST 4, 2014 10:32AM

I Let Go

  hand

I let go
I open my fingers
Wide
Stretch them apart
Until they hurt
And I let go
It’s the only thing I can do
It is either you
Or me
And this time
Just this once
I will have to choose me
You won’t fall
You probably won’t notice
But I just let you go
I’ll close my hand now
Right… Read full post »

AUGUST 1, 2014 7:00PM

Deeper

kiss 

My hands close on your hair
Catching the strands between my fingers
Holding the back of your head
So you can’t move away
Your mouth tastes of you,
plus spearmint
Your neck is smooth on my tongue
As are your breasts
No mint   
Being inside you is an overload
An electrical char…

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JULY 31, 2014 12:57AM

It's No bother

bother 

Why do you bother?
It’s no bother
It really is
No
It won’t help
I know
You’re going to do it anyway. Right?
Probably
You’re just torturing yourself
I know
I know you know
Yeah
Yeah.

So, you going to send that?
Yes.
You sure.
Yeah.
It’ll probably just piss her off.
IRead full post »

JULY 29, 2014 2:06PM

As Long As...

  distance

As long as we’re here

Wherever here is

As long as you’re there

Somewhere

As long as I grow washed out

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JULY 29, 2014 1:05AM

Staring

old man 

You stare

At nothing, really

You don’t focus

You just

Stare

You think

“I’m staring.

People will think I’m staring at them.”

It is not acceptable, staring

It makes people

uncomfortable

YouRead full post »

JULY 27, 2014 11:08AM

I'm a Rock Star!

Rock Star 

If I was a rock star
I would stay out of small planes
Small planes = death
in the rock world
Well, country too
But that’s another piece

If I was a rock star
I’d marry my third wife first
Ignoring the high school/college crush
The one you really thought you’d love forever
Or a… Read full post »

JULY 26, 2014 6:16AM

What Do You Want?

hands 

"What do you want?"

"Just you."

Aw! That's sweet!...

What else do you want?"

“Just you.”

“But you’re got that!”

“No, I don’t.

I have the briefness of you,

the scent of a shadow

 the echoRead full post »

JULY 23, 2014 3:50PM

I Am a Ghost. Boo

Curtains

My house is haunted
By me
I walk the rooms
But you don’t see me
I glide up
and
down stairs
Watch TV in empty rooms
Open and close doors
Quietly
Turn knobs slowly
So latches make no sound
No sound
I wear sneakers
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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.

Ha.Read full post »

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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