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SWELTER

SWELTER

I thought it rained more The river runs slowly Low And clear Last afternoon with thick black clouds Wind picking up No relief from swelter Thunder rumbles Like when we were told God’s bowling up there I forget with whom Lightening strikes Pause And BOOM It rained for five minutes How’s that? No relief from … Continue reading

PRIDE

PRIDE

Pride go hide Yourself away Ego we go All the day Reveal yourself At any chance Pride inside Subside No guide To living justly In this world Intent to bow Yet lofty Haughty Self-regard And vanity That’s innermost A need to boast The uttermost Pride so snide And smug your face Can’t stay behind Forever … Continue reading

MULBERRY STAINS

MULBERRY STAINS

i won’t hate the sweat pouring down my brow here it happens i can’t fret about the muck caked on my shoes not ever i don’t mind mulberry stains on the kitchen floor on the contrary i won’t bitch cause at least it’s not winter.

NECESSARY

NECESSARY

there’s so much in the world that’s depressing that’s depressing there’s so much we hear that’s disappointing that’s disappointing trying to recapture make do for the future there’s so much that’s necessary that’s necessary.

ITCHY FEET

ITCHY FEET

i’m traveling i’m moving i’m hittin the street i’m wandering and traipsing with these itchy feet why stay in one place when there’s so much to see? when i get where i go do i get to find me? i’m roaming i’m trekking right from here to there i’m praying and hoping with hardly a care can’t stay in one place when there’s so … Continue reading

OH, JANE

OH, JANE

You make me wanna Look in my hat And read the golden plates You make me wanna Run down the street And yell “life is good”! You make me wanna Welcome any challenge And embrace it fully And know that it’s right You make me wanna let out a cackle When you shyly say “fuck” … Continue reading

THE WRITING PROCESS BLOG TOUR

THE WRITING PROCESS BLOG TOUR

I was asked by childhood friend and writer, Joanne Best, to participate in The Writing Process Blog Tour. Please take a look at her wonderfully energetic writing here:   Joanne Best The Writing Process: 1.) What are you working on? I write poetry and essays regularly, but my main priority is my short fiction collection. It’s called Fairview.  This year I submitted … Continue reading

CHARLIE BROWN’S TEACHER

CHARLIE BROWN’S TEACHER

what do you hear when other people speak? dog barks alien squeaks crickets chirping babies crying? i’m moving my lips tell me what’s coming out? duck quacks pig grunts hyenas laughing charlie brown’s teacher?

SHAMPOO

SHAMPOO

no poo eat poo drink the water toilet water fake food make food not from a bag that’s from a window drive through there and then stop here don’t rinse repeat or leave your seat much indifference little inference wash your hair it shows you care.

FOOTSTEPS

FOOTSTEPS

i’d walk up a hillside of daffodils and get down on my knees and pick whatever strikes me as perfect like you are i’d hike the trail to the creek that winds deep through the woods where beside me i still hear your footsteps you were here i can feel you on the trail i … Continue reading

DERBY

DERBY

bourbon with shaved ice add sugar and fresh mint sprigs pulled out from the ground the sun is hot here spring in full regalia best to be outside drinking something cold it’s the time of year to knock back a few Juleps and then a few more.

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

THE WHEN

THE WHEN

you spout off the ways things oughta be done and specify methodology from your place riding shotgun in the backseat in the sidecar with your hands to stress emphasis waxing steadily so dogmatically on the hows and the whys and the whats and the wheres where’s the when when’s the when? from your place riding … Continue reading

BULIMIA

BULIMIA

my heart bleeds for you but i’m anemic my mind cedes to you i’m catatonic for only this moment a blip on the screen my soul feeds on you but i’m bulimic.

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

UNDER THE SUN

UNDER THE SUN

being redundant is easy when there’s nothing new under the sun repeating oneself is natural when there’s only so much to be said i’ve said it before and i’ll say it again that being redundant is easy when there’s nothing new under the sun left now to be said.

BETTER PLACE

BETTER PLACE

hey how’s the weather? that man just ran down the steps and walked out the door to a better place? why didn’t he stay put here? it’s too cold out there and he’s got no coat because it was just summer when the weather changed yeh well that happens now back to winter and he’s … Continue reading

FAT ELVIS

FAT ELVIS

tore up beat down lead balloon gravity all this weight it’s crushing me you cover me push me down sinkhole down low fat elvis long the night too short the day elvis decay face down i stay.

NOT TODAY

NOT TODAY

Maybe one day We both will say Today’s okay But not today My coffee spilt All over me On me it aimed My shirt it stained My car broke down On out of here I walked to work Talked to that jerk That Mr Wick He is a prick He yelled at me A jerk … Continue reading

BEGIN THE BEGIN

BEGIN THE BEGIN

right now here today you’ve no other choice but to carry on and move begin the begin there’s no time like the present to start at the start and move things ahead are there other options here? details i’m missing? or is today the first day of the rest of your life as they say … Continue reading

HURRY UP SUNSHINE

HURRY UP SUNSHINE

hurry up sunshine (hurry up sunshine) the night it won’t abate bring it on sunshine (bring it on sunshine) i can’t hardly wait lay it on sunshine (lay it on sunshine) why so goddamned thin? pick it up sunshine (pick it up sunshine) and begin again hurry up sunshine (hurry up sunshine) need you on … Continue reading

BUY LOVE’S PERIPETEIAS

BUY LOVE’S PERIPETEIAS

Just released for Valentine’s Day from The New Visionary Press Cooperative Love’s Peripeteias Love’s Peripeteias is an anthology of poetry that covers the gamut of relationship experience. From a relationship’s sunrise to sunset, there is a piece for everyone to enjoy. This is NOT your typical collection of ‘love’ poems, but rather, an eclectic array of personal … Continue reading

TRICKLE

TRICKLE

clotted and coagulated and constipated at a loss for words unable to flow nary a trickle stuck in the mud and the throat those golden times are olden times not knowing any better or any worse? ignorance oh such bliss and oh so precious not yet to experience the experiences since experienced unbeknownst to you … Continue reading

PLAY

PLAY

i woke up today my head felt so thick i slipped off my boxers and took out my last night i was bad i didn’t have  luck i drank way too much i wanted to the thought of your face your body that too i can’t help but think you’re an incredible so why do … Continue reading

SHINED

SHINED

My day is less sunny without you It’s raining and cloudy and the wind it’s so blustery You took the sunshine the day that you left When you left I still picture your face How it glowed How it shined It’s so bright in my mind I can see How it shined On an overcast … Continue reading

MARIJUANA

MARIJUANA

undeniable decriminalization inevitable well is it so bad? it gets you high and mellow and helps people too people who are sick i mean it’s marijuana we just don’t care as much now not like we used to not like the old days when you could go to jail if you had just one joint … Continue reading

ME SO QUEER

ME SO QUEER

you delight me invite me ignite me excite me incite this despite fight or flight me you fright i don’t care it’s not fair me i stare can’t believe nor conceive that you’re here me so queer never leave crawl a mile for your smile over glass drag my ass up a hill in the … 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

CROOKED TRAIL

CROOKED TRAIL

i’ve determination and fortitude motivation and gumption i will carry on despite obstacles i face i’ve courage and resilience i’ve persistence and bravery confidence and stoutheartedness i will carry on embrace a dubious future i’ve purpose and meaning i’ve perseverance and bravery endurance and tenacity i will carry on follow this crooked trail i’ve surefootedness … Continue reading

SPIRIT OF OUR TIMES

SPIRIT OF OUR TIMES

laid back but on the way to pissed off seems to be how it goes around here chilled out but on the verge of hepped up is what we have to contend with around here hangin loose but on the brink of wigged out due to the sometimes hysterical often maniacal reliably illogical spirit of … Continue reading

RESIDUE

RESIDUE

you’re tried and true your residue it stays with me it lingers too my thoughts of you are far from blue you’re through and through your residue.

WISHES

WISHES

everything’s changed now be careful what you wish for wishes do come true but what when they come? with the good bad and ugly? does that cramp your style? pining and praying in agony and in tears wishing and wanting and then you wake up and your whole life is different it’s just how you … Continue reading

WALLFLOWERS

WALLFLOWERS

Here’s to the brilliant Those beautiful minds The hidden The downtrodden And most of all the wallflowers Those who are awkward The shy Yes the modest The savants And learned idiots too Those blending in And eager to do so The quiet Unnoticed Unflashy Unassuming Those secretly gifted But overlooked Those dismissed Here’s to you … Continue reading

TENDING

TENDING

Tend the garden No need to do too much It’s been planted A little water Here and there And lots of light Will do the trick It’s been planted It’ll grow That’s what it does No need to do too much But tend it And those weeds No matter what we do They rear their … Continue reading

IF NOT FOR YOU

IF NOT FOR YOU

A man like me Is dead in places If not for you Is it wrong to say That you awaken Yet weaken me? Make me alive When I don’t feel alive? More than survive If not for you Not fade but thrive A man like me Who’s given up If not for you Am I … 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.

THE DAY’S BEEN GOOD

THE DAY’S BEEN GOOD

6:33am I can’t help but think of you. As the light starts to leak over the wide mountain ridge. As the day from its slumber begins. There are thick black clouds overhead but they”ll burn off, they say. Winter looms in all its glory around the bend, but birds still tweet. Resilience. You must be … Continue reading

GRASP

GRASP

i need more time more time to reconcile my life do all the things i want to do all the things i said i would all the things i should i need more space more space to be as big as i feel to grow into what i see myself as to stretch as far … Continue reading

BIDING TIME

BIDING TIME

Looking at this trajectory i may have been fooled from the start or i just always knew it’s not a problem or it is, but one to have i can’t stop thinking about you never have never will it didn’t SUDDENLY hit me when i “suddenly” realized i think i’ve been fooled from the start … Continue reading

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

CATCH

CATCH

catch someone doing something right just look around using all your might and find someone doing something good yes quietly you really should now open up consider this last time i checked i think you missed the good catch someone pat them on the back on the right track that’s got the knack.

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.

LATE BLOOMER

LATE BLOOMER

Oh, late bloomer You really try so hard don’t you? Believing Conceiving You see a long future But that’s not gonna be Time is more precious than you know Running out And each day You reach and say “Man there’s no stopping me.” That’s what you tell yourself But oh, late bloomer Winter is coming … Continue reading

THIS TIME

THIS TIME

It’s a beautiful day This time It’s a fabulous day This time In a magical way This time I didn’t know you too well to begin with I didn’t know you had such allure Now that we’ve spent time together I am certain you’ve got the cure It’s a beautiful day This time It’s a … Continue reading

STEALTHY

STEALTHY

when you ring that bell the cat comes out of the bag so not stealthy your secret is out the secret you’ve been keeping out of fear and more i don’t mean from me must be guilt or shame just blaming yourself again beating yourself up and the light of day shines on all your … Continue reading

HAUNTED

HAUNTED

A moment in time And a blip on the screen Where did you go? I am haunted A brief rendezvous Only seconds not more Here today and then gone I am haunted I’m spooked and I’m hexed and I’m cursed and bewitched It’s eerie I’m scared What to do? I miss you so much So … Continue reading

THE NOW

THE NOW

grounded in the here and now the future, past it didn’t last and rooted in the present tense the present moment a component not from then nor what will be i’m standing here the now is clear.