Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Walk

It hurts sometimes when I walk
but it's better than having to crawl
or having no legs at all
or constantly finding a reason to balk

because I can't handle the pain
I'm stronger than that when I try
despite being less and less spry
with each irrevocable grain.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Just Checking

Newton's third law
has one fatal flaw:
who decides what is the same?
For measurements are
fewer by far
than what the dishonest will claim.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Making the Most

If we only get one chance to be
then stock up on things that are free
and never feel shame
when staking a claim
on opportunity.

Thursday, August 28, 2014


Struggle to be
imperfection free
no one need know
what's real or faux
everything's game
so shuck off your shame
the years can be shed
humility dead.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

B Gone

Properly prostitute yourself
and you could win the favor of the throng
and a golden statue for your shelf
while you convince yourself they love your song

but you will be forgotten when they soon
find another reason to devote
their mindless admiration as they swoon
before the latest diva they promote.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


We were sitting by the shore
so figured we'd explore
my faithful friend forever at my flank
but left with our hopes dashed
for nobody had stashed
anything worth keeping at the bank.

Monday, August 25, 2014


Now I know how it feels
to envy another man’s wheels
my car a motionless heap
as I clearly struggle to keep
myself moving forward these days

and though every step causes pain
I shall not stop moving again
whether legs comply or not
this drive to be is all I’ve got
despite inconvenient delays.

Sunday, August 24, 2014


If being apart
entices the heart
what can be said
for those who instead
become so attached
no moment is snatched
without someone there
demanding you care
is that what they call
the chain or the ball?

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Bottom Feeder

There's no impending impediment
so why did you just brake?
You're denser than the sediment
at the bottom of a lake

Friday, August 22, 2014

Mass Appeal

The problem with pretentious prose?
It only will appeal to those
who are themselves extremely snide—
the bigger the word, the more you can hide

you needn’t be overtly plain
like water swirling down the drain
but never be so grandiose
that readers pray their death is close

just find a clever way to state
a truth to which we all relate
and maybe you’ll be fondly read
beyond the day you wind up dead.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Epic Fail

I showed you but you wouldn't heed
that nothing good is guaranteed
for those that try to play the part
but never learn right from the start
the knowledge it will truly take
to see the difference one can make
when measuring as under oath
the indices that foster growth.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Saving the Nave

Every desecration takes a toll
diminishing the structure as a whole
requiring a sermon to cajole

the callow congregation to attend
to steps on which the faithful must ascend
in order to assure a proper mend.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Fell Swoop

When we hear a songbird tweet
we sigh and think 'oh how sweet '
but today I saw one in the street
dismantling a roadkill treat

I know to live that many kill
but I don't think I ever will
feel tranquil when I hear that trill
in fact it could induce a chill.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Not Going Gently

I no longer sit and whine
about the death of every line
that briefly lives when posted on this site
I simply jot another one
a fighter's bout is never done
at least until they're facing that good night.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Dropping Off

A bright red ball
is at the bottom of a waterfall
just twirling, twirling, twirling
that's all
and though I hear the call
of things no one can stall
I find myself falling, falling, falling
beneath it's thrall.