Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Pop Song Wisdom

Baby you could swing by my room around ten
Cinderellas gone to New York City and 
I didn't know where to turn to
This is my homewtown and
I'm just sitting out here watching airoplanes take off and fly
Waste it if you want
It's the bond that we tie up and over and under and
I only want to be with you

how far this all goes

how far this goes
today
every day
is hard to see
hear
smell
touch
besides
tomorrow I'll be gone
I suppose I could come to jesus in prayer and he would take it all away and
bring the good news 
which is
It will all get taken away 
with or without Jesus
no matter 
how far it goes

the smell of freedom these days

when chestnuts are roasting on an open fire
how open does the fire
have to be
to be able to
breath life
into
the moment
and 
how open and 
free 
do i have to be
in ordet to breathe
the smell of chestnuts and 
celebration
into 
my lungs and
my life

Friday, November 14, 2014

the white emerges

sprinkles of the white
laced across oceans of green
garland foreshadow

Paper Context

When you need a tissue
Tears
Snot or
Something else
I don't suppose it matters
To the
Tissue

Presentation Matters

It's not the
Quantity or
Quality
Of your words that matter
It's just 
How
They are
Arranged

A Long Winter

Empty lives are not always like empty trees
Buds hidden under a dusting of snow
Even if they seem that way
Even if the snow does conceal leaves
Strewn about in every direction
Trees seldom stand alone and
Once a leaf falls
Who can say where it fell from
Who wants to admit that they know the difference
Between and empty tree and
The alternative

line of sight

when the pretty leaves
go, the view improves ... wonder
what your'e looking at

Monday, November 10, 2014

life seems long

the leaves fall off the
trees and grow back every
year, until they don't

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Where to start?

America is a big house
A big dusty house 
Garbage overflowing in all the cans
The sink full of dishes
Spider webs in the corners
Streaks on the wonderful s
Clothing lying about
And you 
And me
Standing in the middle
Wondering where we should start
Pretending the roof isn't leaking and the foundation isn't cracked

all are welcomed me ... but Ebola scares me

it is cold out so
drink of his blood and pass the
cup but not to him

there's stupid and then there's ...

a broken sandal
a sore ankle makes less sense
in two feet of snow

what is in a month

roofs littered with leaves
on February thirty
first is scarier


Monday, October 20, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

life is short

life  is nothing but
autumnal haiku, false hope
... fancy packaging


anything is possible

you'll never sleep well
If you think leaves might just
jump bAckup on trees

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Private Parts

Apple core hidden in a napkin
Banana peel obscured behind my laptop computer
And a good thing too
If someone has just tapped into my laptop's built in camera to spy on me
They won't have any idea what I eat
When I'm using my computer
Naked