Saturday, June 20, 2020

Breathe (For the Millions)

There is no sky.
No sun.
No rain.
No day or night to see.

There is no rest.
No words.
No tears.
No song or prayer to hear.

We rise each day.
To see.
And feel.

Monday, August 5, 2019


The heat, haze, and buzz
Blue sky clouds, distant thunder
Scent of falling rain

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Wait for Me

Wait for me she called
And I took her hand in mine
We walked together
One season to another
And then she was away

I see her now
With different hands
That call, and and cry, and sing
She calls to them. They wait for me.
Then they fly away

We walk together as twilight nears
She takes my hand in hers
And waits with me
This season and all others
Never more away

Wednesday, June 8, 2016


How softly it falls
White upon the wooded hills
Silent, still, and cold.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Biological Blues

Sleepy eyed and weary
Foxy, sly and dreary
Triplicate moondrops outside
Upon my table plopping
Simple sudden smack shots
Reds and yellows popping
Interstellar spaceman
Living in a tin can
Passing through a time uncertain
Living in a room with curtains
Simplified and undetected
The worse for wear and now defected

Monday, November 10, 2014

Mouse and Cat

Hickory tickory tat
Outside with the mouse and the cat
Who went to get high
And then by and by
Upon their fat asses they sat

Hickory tickory tat
The police caught up with the cat
For he'd earned quite a name
While dealing cocaine
And the mouse was really a rat

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Secondhand Daydreams

In a roomful of blues
And a touch of light feeling
Awoke to a kiss
And a leaky blue ceiling

In a corner far removed
I heard a mouse snore
And his song sang a rhythm
Better than before

From a closet out of sight
Strode a giant and he roared
Lest you think the contrary
Its better than before

Though so very real they are
So lively and with feeling
They quickly fade as sight and sound
Mere shadows on the ceiling