M.Bookin

Matthew Bookin lives in Buffalo, NY.

His work has been featured in Shabby Doll House, Metazen, and Keep This Bag Away From Children.

"Hex" can be read HERE.

"No Rapture" can be read HERE.

mbookin[AT]gmail[DOT]com

@mbookin

Apr 17
beachsloth:

Hex by Matthew Bookin

                Relationships make their mark. In a way it is impossible to truly understand those who came before both literally and figuratively. The relationship exists between two people for that period of time. Whatever else happened cannot be changed. A couple is a compact of friendship. Brought together by a something, maybe something tiny, the relationship grows. Poor people go through pain in a relationship. Overall the relationship tries to be simply stunning. However there are moments that become far too hard to ever believe. 
                Everything in a relationship happens for a reason. No two individuals ever fully get along. Conflict is a must for anything meaningful. A person who has an easy life and relationship learns absolutely nothing along the way. The excitement of total and complete failure is incredible. One moment everything is fine, nothing is wrong. Next moment there’s a weird reason for breaking into a crust punk apartment where VHS cassettes are watched out of boredom. Such things are a common part of life.
                Futons typically represent the low part of life. Money is tight. A mattress is too expensive. Yet a futon is pretty good. Individuals have been known to sleep in big piles of their own clothes both washed and unwashed. Hence a futon is a slight improvement from absolute rock bottom. Even worse would be the outright exposure to the elements which tears away at skin, soul, and eventual mind. Relationships can provide a way of avoiding such terrible fates. 
                After the terribleness of the rough part of the relationship the good moments reveal themselves. These can be fleeting glimpses hinting at a better future. Sometimes they do not need to be much at all. By simply introducing individuals into the new world there can be those shared moments where a future can become a bit less bleak. People enjoy paring off because everything is better with another person to guide the way. Even misery loves company and misery is typically fairly miserable. 
                Overall relationships can bring new people together. The old friends become the reliable ones. A trip out to the middle of nowhere can be harrowing. For the darker moments in life hide themselves away at first willing to reveal themselves once it appears to be absolutely necessary. Revelation is ready at all moments. What it waits for is someone to notice, to stare out into the trees to see a beautiful horrid thing. Even the ugliest moments in life there is some beauty.

beachsloth:

Hex by Matthew Bookin

                Relationships make their mark. In a way it is impossible to truly understand those who came before both literally and figuratively. The relationship exists between two people for that period of time. Whatever else happened cannot be changed. A couple is a compact of friendship. Brought together by a something, maybe something tiny, the relationship grows. Poor people go through pain in a relationship. Overall the relationship tries to be simply stunning. However there are moments that become far too hard to ever believe. 

                Everything in a relationship happens for a reason. No two individuals ever fully get along. Conflict is a must for anything meaningful. A person who has an easy life and relationship learns absolutely nothing along the way. The excitement of total and complete failure is incredible. One moment everything is fine, nothing is wrong. Next moment there’s a weird reason for breaking into a crust punk apartment where VHS cassettes are watched out of boredom. Such things are a common part of life.

                Futons typically represent the low part of life. Money is tight. A mattress is too expensive. Yet a futon is pretty good. Individuals have been known to sleep in big piles of their own clothes both washed and unwashed. Hence a futon is a slight improvement from absolute rock bottom. Even worse would be the outright exposure to the elements which tears away at skin, soul, and eventual mind. Relationships can provide a way of avoiding such terrible fates. 

                After the terribleness of the rough part of the relationship the good moments reveal themselves. These can be fleeting glimpses hinting at a better future. Sometimes they do not need to be much at all. By simply introducing individuals into the new world there can be those shared moments where a future can become a bit less bleak. People enjoy paring off because everything is better with another person to guide the way. Even misery loves company and misery is typically fairly miserable. 

                Overall relationships can bring new people together. The old friends become the reliable ones. A trip out to the middle of nowhere can be harrowing. For the darker moments in life hide themselves away at first willing to reveal themselves once it appears to be absolutely necessary. Revelation is ready at all moments. What it waits for is someone to notice, to stare out into the trees to see a beautiful horrid thing. Even the ugliest moments in life there is some beauty.


Apr 14

Apr 8
My words inspired by the artwork of Mitsuko Brooks for the Shabby Doll Genius empire.
shabbydollhouse:

Today at Shabby Doll Genius we have Mitsuko Brooks & Matthew Bookin

My words inspired by the artwork of Mitsuko Brooks for the Shabby Doll Genius empire.

shabbydollhouse:

Today at Shabby Doll Genius we have Mitsuko Brooks & Matthew Bookin

(via bobschofield)


Apr 7
baddronemedia:

It has arrived! Volume 4 of our arts/lit mag Cage Match is back from the printer and made its debut this weekend at the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair. A huge thanks to anyone who came by and grabbed a copy. If you did happen to get the chance, head over to the webstore and pick yourself up a treat! 76 pages of full color art and writing from the following heavy hitters:
Nick Almendinger
Ben Austin
Sarah Jane Barry
Matthew Bookin
JL Coffinwasher
Jax Deluca
Jacob Drum
Bobby Griffiths
Mason Johnson
Pat Kewley
John F. Malta
Marina Muun
Ben Sears
Lucy K Shaw
Keegan Steele
Stacey Teague
Nick Torsell
Sara Turner
Jesse Witt
Go nab one!

baddronemedia:

It has arrived! Volume 4 of our arts/lit mag Cage Match is back from the printer and made its debut this weekend at the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair. A huge thanks to anyone who came by and grabbed a copy. If you did happen to get the chance, head over to the webstore and pick yourself up a treat! 76 pages of full color art and writing from the following heavy hitters:

Nick Almendinger

Ben Austin

Sarah Jane Barry

Matthew Bookin

JL Coffinwasher

Jax Deluca

Jacob Drum

Bobby Griffiths

Mason Johnson

Pat Kewley

John F. Malta

Marina Muun

Ben Sears

Lucy K Shaw

Keegan Steele

Stacey Teague

Nick Torsell

Sara Turner

Jesse Witt

Go nab one!


Mar 31
shabbydollhouse:

s u r p r i s e

real heartbreakers, every one of em

shabbydollhouse:

s u r p r i s e

real heartbreakers, every one of em


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