Tagged with Free Verse

SPECK

SPECK

too serious and big and important i am too urgent and dire it’s dissonance i got the smallest speck not even a pebble in the ocean not even a pinhead in a haystack not even a millisecond in a twenty-four hour day not even enough to ever bring it up again especially in polite company i’m … Continue reading

WHERE I LIVE

WHERE I LIVE

Where I live ponds interconnect all around I can’t imagine coming home and putting my key in the door  and not hearing geese squawk overhead Meadows, rolling hills and forests make up this landscape and one could think the busy world is an illusion while this is not Who’s to say? Solitude takes you in … Continue reading

YEARN

YEARN

needs and wants and strong desires more is all my life requires wanting needing all the time and slaving craving seems that i am on a quest for what i need to fill this hole too much to feed it never ends the reaching out for something else can’t do without this thirst and hunger … Continue reading

WHOWOULDATHUNKIT

WHOWOULDATHUNKIT

bare bones stripped down transparent and simple without a fuss or smudged up or with layers upon layer of distracted and jarring spins and directions or odd assortments and unpredictable unreliable unbeknownstingly contradictory and irrelevant skippy-dips from second-to-seond minute-to-minute hour-to-hour all those other intervals that we do never with any idea and always with some … Continue reading

DRUM SONG

DRUM SONG

yesterday was here now today it’s gone ya see tomorrow’s round the bend before we know for you and me and then will come the spring from now til then most anything that’s how it’s gonna be so who’s to say there’s any way to stop the hands of time? from moving forward can’t ya … Continue reading

SENSATION

SENSATION

mustering up hope and courage and fortitude summoning up faith determination elation when life it moves forward with gusto intending to chase away demons while fending off omens of bad things to come they will won’t they anyway? mobilizing enthusiasm jubilation a sensation.

DIMPLE

DIMPLE

when grubby little fingers type mischosen little words well some well-chosen sometimes too more often not contrived derived so breezy pleasey catscratch backscratch mangle mingle mung a constant toward some better man? the great i am a happy clam so instantly insistently systemically do tell here in this space this is my place get off … Continue reading

TRUE

TRUE

One that is true, Gentle, loving, Strong, affirming And that is just, Tender, honest, So much better Than the past Mistakes, decisions, Dreams and visions Gone awry Complexities Who’s next? One that is true.

ROCKS OFF

ROCKS OFF

you speak like an authority and go off on your streak but lacking notoriety can’t back up your critique. a pillar of society so shameless with your lies your goal is just conformity a simple ruthless guise. aggravate accelerate your posture is a crime abominate adulterate your rocks off every time contaminate emasculate it’s how … Continue reading

UNFOLDING

UNFOLDING

unfolding before me like a piece of paper that was folded years ago and lost in the bottom of some box up in the attic or in the back of a closet that you came upon and immediately recognized but had forgotten about ’til now unfolding before me bad memories good ones too that lead … Continue reading

HARVEST

HARVEST

reap what you sow if you’ve sowed have you sown? feel the air it is time for a harvest it dwindles each day that’s the light see the light? cut and cull bring it home during harvest it’s the season to savor the flavor to indulge on the fruits of our labor there’s apples and … Continue reading

STAND UP

STAND UP

i hope you don’t mind i told everyone how well i’m doing ever since i met you i hope you don’t care i told everyone how good you seem i shook my head yes and said so with authority i hope you don’t fret i tell people such things often on your behalf if your … Continue reading

ALL THE WHYS

ALL THE WHYS

i ask myself all the whys though by now i know all the answers i ask myself over and over and it’s the same old answers again too many times to even count so why does history keep repeating? when i know just what’s right and i know all the whys yet still sit here … Continue reading

LIKE EIGHTY-EIGHT

LIKE EIGHTY-EIGHT

i have no problem going on about this or that or the other thing i do it well and can at the drop of a hat but have no interest ‘scuse moi moral dilemmas embraced here with gusto wholeheartedly daily is what fills the time sticky conundrums is what i am after sought out overcome … Continue reading

LOVE OF A POET

LOVE OF A POET

Oh for the love of a poet. You should be so lucky. Or damned. Oh for the love of he who looks to die for his art. If only you were art. Oh for the love that relentlessly and unceasingly is love incarnate: breathing and alive and busting at the seams and joyously pining and … Continue reading

SILOS

SILOS

We live in a world of our own in a box sealed up tightly in silence whilst away all the time yet we talk our big game such a whirl we are having like it needs to be told parsing out wishful thinking It is so often said that “you can’t take it with you” … Continue reading

SILENCE EASY

SILENCE EASY

I will not be silent Not censor myself Nor settle for speechless When emboldened And brazen will do I will not sit docile Not dummy it up Nor turn on the tight-lipped When sluggish And skittish I’m not It’s not always been There was a time it was different I listened, believed And worked hard … Continue reading

STEEPLECHASER

STEEPLECHASER

He’s a muffed up fluffernutter flatterer A laying it on too thick cock-a-doodle dooing mooing and self-saluting self-congratulating up at batting cooing and back-patting swaggering staggering attention grabbing and sucking generalissimo A fanfaronaded gasconaded rodomontader uh rhodomontader and blustering huckstering shuckstered always flustered distinguishly differenced ironically inferenced braggadocio A tell us how he’s really feeling getting … Continue reading

NEW YEAR’S REVOLUTION

NEW YEAR’S REVOLUTION

Contemplation Meditation Consideration Masturbation Fret over Brood over Blue in the face Size up And stare down Take in And breathe out Slowly But surely Illuminate Speculate And study Ruminate And percolate Covet Aspire Propose And yearn Wanting And needing To zero in on Zoom out from A cop out? Float it out A trial … Continue reading

PROPHETS AND SAGES

PROPHETS AND SAGES

You speak in euphemisms and delicacies and fabrications.  With such bombastries and pomposities and grandiloquences. What’s with this false front and the put-on high-handedness? And the whispering down the alley and talking in innuendos and riddles and smoke and mirrors and this gosh-darned twisting up in tangles? I wouldn’t know. Smug yes I am I’ve no … Continue reading

ESSENCE OF YOU

ESSENCE OF YOU

at the foggy center of my mind i have a fuzzy picture of you it’s been so long you’d expect it be clear? i remember the outline of you and certainly the essence of you like when you walked into the room or when you were speaking the sound of your voice the inflection and … Continue reading

FASCINATION

FASCINATION

There are people in my life I find fascinating. They may know I find them fascinating They may think it’s right I find them fascinating They may even be fascinated I find them fascinating The whole to and fro and ebb and flow and rock and roll is downright fascinating! Stop yawning And it may … Continue reading

DIFFERENT CHAIRS

DIFFERENT CHAIRS

sitting in my favorite chair so much has led here so much living and life with lovers and friends that i hardly knew so many people and places and experiences that are mine and they’re all mine alone sitting here smoking and drinking my coffee as i have so many times in different chairs different places many i’ll never forget but more i can hardly remember is there anything wrong … Continue reading

HOMOGENY

HOMOGENY

let’s be the same and agree about everything if we don’t something’s wrong and we’ll just have to fix it you know, talk well me talk and sell you cause you’ll come around on over to my side over here and that’s good you’ll fit in and agree and see my way is right cause … Continue reading

WEIGHT OF THE WORLD

WEIGHT OF THE WORLD

What happened to your mood? I mean the bright one I’ve known Since the day that we met? Was it something I said That you flipped on the dime? Was it something I did That all of a sudden Without any warning You’re bearing the weight of the world? We used to be light It … Continue reading

WANNA STAY?

WANNA STAY?

                If you wanna stay It’s gotta be my way Sorry. Well by my way I mean the right way You’re just gonna have to choose. These ways of deception The conflict Misunderstandings And empty Meaningless Air-sucking Debilitating Banter These secret agendas Smoke Mirrors Dishonesty Disloyalty Disharmony Denial … Continue reading