Optimist Press

Keith M. Judge
Optimist Press gazes confidently down the primrose path of future possibility while exhuming the buried past and pondering our catastrophic present.
Created 02 Nov 2020
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  • THIS EXTINGUISHED BODY
    28 Dec 2021 • 4 min read
    Subscribe now [ALL RIGHTS RESERVED] BY RUI CARLOS DA CUNHA The day before Thanksgiving, her aunt died. When she told me, I had gotten less than two hours of sleep. It registered without much emotion, ...
  • NO CONSOLATION PRIZE
    28 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    Subscribe now [ALL RIGHTS RESERVED] BY RUI CARLOS DA CUNHA Disconsolate: without consolation, if solace could be found, I would not know, soothe the soul with a shot of tequila, consider the tasty, re...
  • THIS TOO SHALL PASS
    28 Dec 2021 • 1 min read
    Subscribe now [ALL RIGHTS RESERVED] BY RUI CARLOS DA CUNHA Helpless and hopeless in this life to do but my duty. Endings indefinite drawn out into unknown time frames. Lapping the shore, the waves spl...
  • INVALID ARGUMENT
    28 Dec 2021 • 1 min read
    Subscribe now [ALL RIGHTS RESERVED] BY RUI CARLOS DA CUNHA We're all becoming invalids, growing old and infirm. Eventually, we'll croak over and die, kick the bucket. Really, what does all this mean t...
  • POETIC EXPERIENCE
    28 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    Subscribe now [ALL RIGHTS RESERVED] BY RUI CARLOS DA CUNHA The whole thing about poetry . . . it doesn't need to be explained. So many people have their own slant, their own point of view, whether or ...
  • TO FOLLOW OR NOT TO FOLLOW
    28 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    Subscribe now [ALL RIGHTS RESERVED] BY RUI CARLOS DA CUNHA I am no one anyone wants to know and that's okay with me, frankly speaking my life is nobody's business but mine not until I cross over that ...
  • LIVING IN TRUTH
    28 Dec 2021 • 1 min read
    Subscribe now [ALL RIGHTS RESERVED] BY RUI CARLOS DA CUNHA As I sit up reading emails in bed, I look down on the floor to find Tati, my cat, quietly asleep on her bed, curled up in a ball beside the w...
  • LA MER
    20 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    Subscribe now [ALL RIGHTS RESERVED] BY RUI CARLOS DA CUNHA What is the death of the other to me However overwhelmed with emotion As their presence is my despair, I weep To imagine their imminent absen...
  • DEEP DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE
    20 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    Subscribe now [ALL RIGHTS RESERVED] BY RUI CARLOS DA CUNHA No one would ever know what it's like to be blue with cyanopathy. Everyone sees the world through their cerebral eyes but feels viscerally. I...
  • A BOX OF DARK CHOCOLATES
    20 Dec 2021 • 1 min read
    Subscribe now [ALL RIGHTS RESERVED] BY RUI CARLOS DA CUNHA Home not so sweet home is where the hurt is Or did you not know that as a reader Maybe you did not grow up in this home Even if you did not m...
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