• The Piper gets old

    Darkness falls

    w/out any reason

    I’ve felt too much sadness

    in the sunlight of this season

    Come across

    too much loss

    while carrying

    an ownerless cross

    is it too much?

    Overdue karmic payment?

    or just some such?

    Into each life some rain must fall

    I don’t remember

    Requesting this waterfall

    There’s something to be said

    for keeping your head down

    and trudging along

    but the Piper gets old

    and so does his song

  • Spiderwebs

    Struggling with the spiderwebs in my mind

    Trying to cope with them as assigned

    Spiders approaching as so inclined

    As another credit card is declined

    This state of mind

    That comes to stay

    Then goes away

    Only to

    Return with vengeance

    On another overloaded day


    Perhaps back to wence it came

    But I can’t find

    Any pattern or

    convenient god to blame

    I have found hope w/out Dope

    Tho the ups and downs

    feel very much the same

    And life presents a monster

    Too wild to tame

  • roost

    All my inherent sadness

    has come home to roost

    w/ more than a dash of madness

    & resentments freshly juiced

    Turn by turn I’m further gone

    Spinning wheels in

    Burning mud from hell

    Dusk to dawn

    & on & on & on

  • Poisoned

    Poison water, poison air

    poison thought and poison lives

    Seems we’ve forgotten

    that we’re members of a common hive

    Some preach about God

    then make the reach

    that they’re the chosen ones

    living privileged lives

    Unwinding logic with arrogance

    skipping out on penitence

    while pissing in the wishing well

    claiming the rest of us

    have a one way ticket to hell

    on a speeding burning bus

    as they put ‘”Love thy brother as thy self”

    and “Judge not lest ye be judged”

    somewhere on a darkened shelf

    meanwhile I’m sitting in the sun

    on a near perfect autumn day

    proposing that the “Right Way”

    Is what’s best for ALL of us

    know very well I ain’t

    no saint

    or claiming some “new” land

    like the “esteemed” Columbus

    or a pilgrim laying out a feast

    on some altruistic table

    inviting friends at least

    instead I can’t help feeling

    humanity was a good idea

    right up to Cain and Abel

  • What the Monkey can do

    I abandoned aspiration


    in an off-white hall


    Last night

    Poets held court in the park

    & somewhere

    Among the red blue and green

    Haired leather

    A spark or two awoke,

    Danced w/ punks junkies

    & other assorted fans

    Of the darkness

    That gives light to art

    I know what the monkey can do

    Got my share of demons too

    Smokey shadows of shattered

    mirror dreams

    I look forward to the past

    Hoping to find

    The piece that’ll make me whole

    The peace that fits

    Where I

    Tore out my soul

  • where

    It’s almost 2 AM

    I’m not sleeping

    I’m crying

    And dying a little in my weeping

    Too much tragedy

    Too much loss

    Too much pain

    For a man already

    At the bottom of his game

    I want to be invisible

    Don’t want to be seen

    Still I’d be divisible

    ‘cuz nothing is in between

    & nothing is what I’ll become to you



    I’m the right man for the job you say

    It’s brutal but beautiful pay

    & Honey isn’t coming home

    and never will

    the one I love is disappearing still

    To see her try to speak

    w/ no affect

    & no words forthcoming

    just a heartbreaking blank stare

    We both know she’s going

    but no one can say where

  • A Moment from Midnight

    A moment of midnight

    “Hey, look guys!”…

    the pain comes shining through

    Sanity fades from sight

    & no one knows why I’m blue?

    No, no one knows

    What makes me blue

    Sitting alone in the dark

    thinking about what I had

    until the theory went bad



    a window

    Into the night

    Impulsive, this always hungry shark

    No sense of Wrong or Right

    & can you tell me the difference?

    It’s not black or grey or white,

    dawn midnight twilight

    Only shades of blue,

    shades of blue

    No one knows just what we had

    something went bad

    ‘cuz now you’re sad for

    or mad at me

    A chain of pain

    I try to forge a key

    I’ll try to be content

    like a cat sleeping in the sun

    I’ll try to be charming

    I’ll try to be fun

    the future can be alarming

    a moment from midnight

    what’s done is done

    Moments in midnight

    tell me about Wrong and Right

    impulsive always hunting shark

    swimming alone in the dark

    a moment from midnight

  • Crystal birds at the unseen door

    Crystal birds

    Blasting sunshine 

    I’m drifting way past sleep

    Sometimes mourning 

    Comes when morning comes

    Oneself must give oneself 

    Time to weep

    & Sometimes nothing comes

     & nothing goes

    Find myself staring

    Into empty space with 

    nothing to give or keep 

    The Cacophony Calliope

    Never slows

    Shaman drumming ancient vibrations

    Calling from within the deep

    Dimly lit cavernous echoes

    Of perceptive cellular memories 

    I watch the world

    And wonder how many stop

    To feel what lies beneath 

    The surging surface emotions 

    That we act upon 

    It’s sad, we could be so much more

    if we tried to reach that unseen door

  • Summers Divinity

    Strange delivery

    a smiling girl

    a smiling sun

    in a crystal sky

    Summers’ Divinity

    A pleasant breeze

    Flowing hair

    laying in the grass

    heated air

    Silken touch

    childlike innocence

    shining eyes

    Under flowing hair

    Give to me

    Let me see

    your Summer’s Divinity

    Beaches and tans

    lovers holding hands

    Heaven’s golden stair

    on flowing heated air

  • The Hunt

    A ravaging wolf is Howling at the moon

    Swallowing darkness in the hunt

    Passion driven blood lust

    Hunger hunt or mate to find?