How to Identify a Pseudo-Smart Person

This is a blog post by Alan Trapulionis. Alan describes his personal mission as being in quest of understanding how humans work. Over my career as a copywriter, I’ve interviewed dozens of top performers. I’ve been privileged to have genuine, deep 1-on-1 conversations with heads of multi-million dollar businesses. These are aggressively smart people, whoContinue reading “How to Identify a Pseudo-Smart Person”


There is a nude wall somewhere with a picture of us.Within the confines of this broken frame we reside frozen.And time will not startle us it seems: we became the rolling stoneWhen we posed lazily moments before that inept shutter,Which immersed us into the flooding flash,And curved a memory out of a moment long gone.Continue reading “VIVID PICTURE”


Open your doors, feral requests to return; Home to your warmth and wheedling geste. I knew you had set a banquet, For your lonely self and the empty chair: It that was once my throne and its shadow, A faithful subject that always linger. While you reigned, you reigned without my teases and cuddles. IContinue reading “FERAL”


She said don’t look me in the eyes,There is no vacancy for a stealth narcissist.I told her I was shy; a nest of mystery lodged inside my iris.Deep inside, we were only dreams and pain: the blended filth.She said she needed time…to ponder!But I could see her charm rise and perchon the livid thoughts sheContinue reading “WARMTH”


Peeping into the only open window in the entire cityWhilst its shutters clanged and flapped in the cool intruding breeze,And the gossamer veil swayed with an animated elegance.They had been longing for a moment right; this was the night.And the last candle braved the breezeJust to watch them plunge into an enthrall oblivion.Its glowing crownContinue reading “THE LAST CANDLE”


Two bats search the mighty night.With their echoes of equal might,And just like a lantern for light;They follow their echoes: their only sight.Curiosity comes and grows and the night they fight.They avoid the succulent and wilt,But sleepy ants are victims of this plight.Whoever is spared cowers and wait,While two bats reign tonight.For no eagle noContinue reading “ECHO”


An afternoon and the nimbus were impatient.And there was non of that humble gentle breeze.By the soaking window,I think I saw you gazing through a crowd of fog.A little shiver and the leaves left the branches.From meandering rills to screaming gales: it was dreadful,But you stared deep into the eyes of lighting.I think you wereContinue reading “NIMBUS”


Sway to the tune of your desires dear sweet love.Say the words that only a heart understands.Pay me with your stare: in them there is a tiny constellation,May I busk in your tenderness and naughty giggles.Way above the sky, let our doubting heads rest.Yesterday we were drowning; today it is holy: we’ve found repose.So swayContinue reading “SWAY”


And our hearts were like birds, Nevertheless tamed; but never caged. Free in flight and living in our endless frequency of glide. Bending time looking for a harmonious stream, Where little wishes gather by a lone stone; Their precious haven naked in clear waters. Did we wade, did we dive? Yes we did, into theContinue reading “IMMORTAL RIBBON”


I remember, pangs of the aftermath have forced me to…As if it would be quenched, I dipped my flute in a glass of beaming yellow hues.Which refracted away its soulful stead; and found it rather hefty and pensive.It was clogged with honey: the same remedy only bitter.As it drenched my tongue which bribed my bluesContinue reading “A FLUTE IN WHISKY”