“Cold As Ice”

I was forgotten overnight.

How could this be?

How was this possible?


Seems your heart had an on/off switch.

How else could this be explained?


You were selfish.

You were cold hearted.

You threw away six years.

You were a fool to think that by betraying me you would get ahead in life.

But you forgot that karma always comes back around for all of us…


The best thing about losing?

Nothing, I didn’t lose anything since your love for me was never real to begin with.


My love was unconditional.

My heart was pure.

My intentions were honorable.


You wanted no part of what I was offering.

You chose to be miserable instead.

Who does that? What sane person actually chooses that?


All I know is that I loved you and respected you with all my might and soul.


You wasted all those years for nothing.


©Mauricio Rincon ®Skeletal Abstract 2019



I’ll never understand why Tony! Toni! Tone! sang a song about

“It Never Rains In Southern California”.

Did they even live in California when they wrote that?

Because I can confirm that IT DOES rain in Southern Cali.

Like a lot.

To the point that it gets to be very annoying.

I don’t see the fascination or the attraction that you all seem to have with rain,

Because that shit is just dirty water and filled with chemicals.

Why can’t the rain just do its thing on weekends when I have no plans?

Rain on the weekends is the perfect cuddle weather.

Rain during a work week and during work hours is just a nuisance.

If  you can teach me a rain dance that will make it go away, sign me up.

Otherwise, I’ll just be right here being a rain hater.

©Mauricio Rincon       ®Skeletal Abstract 2019


Life is a lot like baseball.

Growing up is basically like being in the minor leagues.

That is where you learn how to play the game.

That is where you learn the basic rules.

That is where you sharpen your skills.

It is where special bonds are created and formed.

By the time you reach the age of adulthood,

You are expected to perform at your best,

Because now, you are in the major leagues.

From here, you will either rise to be a star,

Or fall hard like a foul ball into the right field stands.

This will be my 42nd season,

And I must admit, I have enjoyed every last minute of it.

Nothing in life will ever be perfect,

But nothing says we can’t have fun and live each day to our best ability.

So here’s to another amazing season, cheers!!


©Mauricio Rincon       ®Skeletal Abstract        2019


Jessica, you and I started out as just friends.

Then in time we became a couple.

I could always talk to you about anything.

You would listen and give me comfort.

Then we broke up, made up, and became homie lover friends.

We shared everything, our dreams, our thoughts and our fears.

But then you walked away and now I’m all tears.

You left me alone.

Alma, when you and I reconnected,

I apologized for all the shit I had put you through back when we were together.

You forgave me and said it’s in the past.

In a short time, we became close friends.

You even gave me advice about Jessica.

Told me to give her time,

That she would come back.

You didn’t have to be there for me,

But you stood by me like a true friend.

You were my shoulder to lean on,

And then just like that…

You passed away and left me alone.

Now, I find myself in an emotional state.

Filled with love, anger and hate.

But the dreaded loneliness is powerful.

I don’t have anyone to talk to.

I feel abandoned, forgotten.

My life has spun out of control and why?

How did this happen?

Do I deserve this much pain and sorrow?

Only God knows the answer…

But for now, I’ll deal with being alone.

©Mauricio Rincon ®Skeletal Abstract 2018

“In Memory Of Alma Hernandez”

I’m at a loss…

Words can’t describe.

My heart is broken.

I can’t stop the tears…

I’m angry,

What the fuck Alma?!

Why did you have to go so sudden?

My dear, sweet friend.

Thank you for being true.

Thank you for being the realest.

Thank you for your words.

Thank you for listening.

There will never be another like you.

I just hope you are in a better place.

Make sure to crank up the music,

Turn up Amy Winehouse on full blast!

Make the angels sing along with you.

Tell Stan and my grandparents I said hello.

Give them all a big hug for me.

Watch over me, all of you.

Your memory will live on with me.

Your life will be celebrated.

I will never forget you.

Rest in peace, heaven has a new angel.

©Mauricio Rincon  ®Skeletal Abstract 2018

“I Failed”

I had only one job.

That was to keep you happy and by my side forever.

Instead I lost you to someone else.

I realize now that you’ve outgrown me and are out of my reach.

I tried to stay your friend but my feelings for you made it difficult to deal with.

I failed.

Communication is the key to any lasting relationship.

But ours broke down and I don’t even know why or when.

I was blind to the fact that you were not into me anymore.

The question is, “What did you expect to accomplish with your actions?”

Why not just tell me to fuck off?

I failed.

My instinct is never wrong, I knew there was someone else.

But I trusted you and gave you the benefit of the doubt.

Instead you purposely lied and played me for a fool.

Why would you choose to make me believe I had hope?

I guess I failed to win you back.

Like a game of Black Jack, I was all in but lost everything to chance.

I thank you for all that you taught me and for all the years you shared with me.

But like that old NSYNC song, you’re “Gone”.

I’m sorry that I failed you.

©Mauricio Rincon         ®Skeletal Abstract 2018


As I sit underneath the stars

It’s amazing to think,

They’re sending people to Mars!

Which planet does God live on?

Does anyone know?

Are all the planets filled with life

Or are they just there for show?

Questions upon questions…

Answers are infinite.

But to one day see other lifeforms

Yeah, I’m down, I’m into it…

Would they be aliens?

Or would we be the ones?

Would they greet us with hugs

Or an explicit amount of guns?

Peace is just a dream

Or maybe just a thought

Are we truly alone out here?

Nah, I’m thinking that probably not.

© 2018 Mauricio Rincon