Monday, October 18, 2021

Memento

Today I chanced upon a sumac leaf
Among the scattered ingots on the ground
So red, it was almost beyond belief
Too beautiful to waste within a mound,
I plucked it from the sod and brought it back
To my domesticated domicile
And stuck it at the bottom of a stack
Of books to let it flatten for a while.
The changes seem to come more frequently
As every day is shorter than the last
And I know there is no way I can stall
That tell-tale splash of fleeting vibrancy
Which quickly fades, compelling me to stash
A colorful reminder of the fall.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Maximize

This lifetime trip
Is but a blip
A hiccup in the universe
The paradigm
That we call time
Means nothing to the void, but worse

It makes us think
A single blink
Expendable, there’s always more
When every breath
That we cheat death
Should mean much more than the one before.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Weather

The road ahead was glistening
Like diamonds in the sun
A climax to the christening
The tempest had begun

The fury of the thunder
And the purity of rain
Should be a cause for wonder
But some still voice disdain

At every storm’s upending
I guess they’ve never seen
The need for proper cleansing
Or redemption’s holy sheen.

Friday, October 15, 2021

Stymied

What do you do
When you are through
But have no way
To start anew?

Decide to stay
Or move away
I wish I knew
Just what to say.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Incorrigible

The makers of the matrix like to mock
Those of us impervious to shock
That know how low these miscreants will go
To make our world the hell that they love so.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Loyalties

The chemicals they feed us
Imperil and impede us
But there is One that freed us
With unconditional love

So never follow those who
Make sure profit goes to
Those whose evil shows through
Instead, seek God above.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Hours

I’d rather don the yoke
Than listen to the joke
Or else it’s time to start drinking liquor
Cirrhosis isn’t fun
But will get it done
With less pain and probably much quicker.

Monday, October 11, 2021

Given

Do you care
Enough to share
The change you know you shouldn’t spare

Grimly gaunt
Naught to flaunt
That humble look of need will haunt

Your mind at night
It isn’t right
If only coins could end this blight.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

No Looking Back

It looked like an iguana
Laying long and low
But when I came upon it
I saw it wasn’t so
And sighed, for it turned out to be
A piece of root from a tree
I guess it’s finally time for me
To get some specs so I can see.

Saturday, October 09, 2021

Subdermal

Fear can crawl and it can creep
And it will get deep
Inside

And those who claim they never felt
That panic in their pelt
Have lied.

Friday, October 08, 2021

Miss Informed

She’ll crash your post self righteously
And then berate your views
Repeating so religiously
The lies she heard on the news

Devoid of any original thought
Convinced that she’s so pure
Her misconceptions are never sought
But she is making sure

To plaster them on any page
That doesn’t quite agree
With her routinely triggered rage
She’ll taint the truth then flee.

Thursday, October 07, 2021

Either Oar

Wanting for steam
Watching a dream
That keeps drifting farther away
Stroking desire
Stoking the fire
Maintains the gap, but today
Scraping for coal
Scrapping my goal
Seems like an option in play
Loafing all through
Laughing at rue
It’s time to start rowing – MAKE WAY!

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Heal Thyself

There’s a lump in the palm of my hand
And I really don’t know what to do
My doctor (so phony and bland)
Will say “Let’s run a test or two.”

While pecking away at the keys
Of the laptop he never puts down
Afflicted with the latest disease
I wish I could give him a hand *frown*

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Shocker

I think of all the pointless things
I did to make a buck
And marvel that I never went insane
Though self assessment often stings
I’ve just been down on my luck
(At least that’s what the voices say in my brain).

Monday, October 04, 2021

Instinct

The blue jay blares it’s piercing note
A cardinal croons a hymn
The robin soon will be remote
On a wayward winter whim

The geese are forming in a V
And heading out due south
A grackle scrounges greedily
To fill it’s squawking mouth

The falcon stoically remains
Unflapped and seeks some prey
A mourning dove’s bravado wanes
As gray as this fall day

A flock of pigeons swoop and dive
As seagulls glide, so free
I feel their need to live and thrive
Seductive as the sea.