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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MARCH 3, 2015 8:10PM

Summer Air

wind

 

I place my love

in the blue summer air,

where it will grow

with the heat

and the breeze,

straddle the world

to find and envelope you.

I am strong for you,

I… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 28, 2015 1:02PM

The Leaving of the Leaves

  leaves 

At first,

The leaves love their tree

Love being rooted

Firmly into a branch

Waving to the wind

Charlestoning in the breeze

The tree?

Eh

He takes them,

he leaves them

They provide himRead full post »

 

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                                          By Tom Stewart

 

This is this second installment of a very sometimes series about some of the odder moment in comRead full post »

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FEBRUARY 11, 2015 4:09PM

Wait.

dad  tom
 

 I miss dad at times

when things are quiet

I look at his picture

so much like my own

and talk low to him

as he did to me

tell him what he's missed

he looks back at me

younger than I ever remember… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 11, 2015 2:01PM

Smile

smile

 

I smile

You smile

It’s automatic

Isn’t it?

Unconscious

A time when we get out

of each other’s ways

Out of our own heads

And acknowledge

that someone else

exists.

I smile… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 11, 2015 2:32AM

Secrets Kill

man

 

“What good’s a secret?”

He kicks at things on the sidewalk

“No good. Secrets stop everything dead”

Leaves, sticks, trash, anything in his path

“What do you do with a secret? Smile at people?”

The uneven sidewalk kicks back

“Be oneRead full post »

FEBRUARY 9, 2015 8:59PM

Emotional Pianos

piano

 

You misunderstand.

I'm not thinking

of what we were,

well,

what I thought we were,

no poking sharp at wounds,

resentful and angry

That's too tame

This is much, much more…

insidious...Read full post »

JANUARY 28, 2015 12:47AM

Tea With Pain

tea

 

I chat with my pain

over soda

it has tea

It’s full of excuses

blaming everyone else

fingers holstered like Colts

Ready to point

Your fault, your fault

Yourfaultyourfault

No.

MY fault.

I sitRead full post »

JANUARY 27, 2015 11:44PM

I Talk to the Night

man

 

When I talk to the night,

I talk to you,

My words into the dark

Seek you out,

caress your face,

whisper my thoughts into ears,

envelope you as my arms would.Read full post »

DECEMBER 8, 2014 12:19AM

Buying Back Your Childhood


                            Mego

                       &… Read full post »

DECEMBER 1, 2014 3:46AM

The Subject was...

  passing

The subject was love
passion,
time,
and the distance between them all

They looked at each other
and passed each other by
nodding, averting, shoving hands
deeper into pockets

In the span of seconds
of a gentle brushing by
they lived a lifetime

And there was…

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NOVEMBER 27, 2014 5:17PM

You Taste Beautiful

Touch
 

Soft lips need to be kissed,

want to be kissed,

your face in my hands,

good against me

I want my skin against yours,

Nothing between us

nothing to stop the touch

of skin on skin… Read full post »

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.

OneRead full post »

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

see-throughRead full post »

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 »