Monday, February 28, 2022


I watch my options slowly burn away
Just like the oil in the fryer bay
And wonder if my chance of finding peace
Is the same as that old basket holding grease

The sizzling of protein on the grill
Reminds me that to eat we choose to kill
There must be something better to sustain
This herd that longs to migrate from the plain.

Sunday, February 27, 2022


If an onion’s double cored
Will you cry twice as much
When it’s on your cutting board?
It seems the case is such,
My eyes became so wet
I couldn’t see a thing
And now I have regret
A cut can really sting!

Saturday, February 26, 2022


When in a lurch
Try to search
For sunlight like a supple birch

And imitate
The tree's innate
Propensity to keep it straight.

Friday, February 25, 2022

Blown Away

I watch the aerial ballet
Of snow that pirouettes today
So close to March but still within
The coolness of the old man’s grin
It’s quite a dazzling display

The dancers leap about, so light
Their crystal costumes sparkle bright
And every unexpected gust
Of wind creates a twirl that just
Negates the cold with shivers of delight.

Thursday, February 24, 2022


The simulation feels off
I know you may scoff
But things simply aren’t as they seem
And repeating the lies
Does not make you wise
Just a tool of their PR team.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022


What if I did whatever I would
Instead of what I know I should?
I'd rather be a force for good

Than one who only lives to seek
This happiness of which they speak
A promised land to woo the weak

Away from any solid ground
So dissidents cannot expound
Upon the way us sheep are bound.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022


What’s better than one
When you want to have fun?
To double your due
Do it times two

Showing you care
Can halve your despair
This life can be nice
When the rose is smelled twice.

Monday, February 21, 2022


Nothing tastes as sickly sweet
As the lies we tell ourselves
Each sugary tacky word we eat
Rewards the brat that delves
Into the jar of self deceit.

Sunday, February 20, 2022

3 Wing Circus

The sky is like a clown car of crows
Where they keep coming from, who knows
They glide in a stream heading North of East
In search of any windfall on which they can feast.

Saturday, February 19, 2022


The moon is munching rays
And looking quite rotund
It’s rough demeanor simply all aglow
Foretelling winter’s final phase
And the orb once shunned
That will ignite a sizzling summer show.

Friday, February 18, 2022

Table for One

You denying what took place
Doesn’t change the outcome
It does however coat your face
With pie. There’s napkins, want some?

Nothing leaves a nasty taste
Like having to admit you’re wrong
The end result of selfish haste
Is loneliness that lingers long.

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Strung Out

Wires, wires everywhere
In our clothes, in our hair
In the walls and the air
So connected we don’t care.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022


It wasn’t love, just burning lust
That fizzled out, one big bust
Foolish minds will often make
A mountain out of something fake
So now I simply sit and laugh
Another day, another gaffe.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022


I had no friends when I got here
I’ll have no friends when I leave
But let me make this very clear
Us loners never grieve

We’ll toast the loss of a faithful dog
And rue the season it snows
Then slowly fade just like the fog
At one with all our woes.

Monday, February 14, 2022


Dreams don’t come true for the likes of me
But I’ll keep on dreaming until I cease to be
And I won’t be bitter when I finally pass away
My heart too full of hope for darkness to hold sway.

Sunday, February 13, 2022


When you finally come to learn your part
You find yourself dreaming of lies
And wishing with all your lonely heart
They were the truth in disguise

The youth with which you can’t compete
Entices your ancient desire
And makes your laughable failure complete
As lewd expectations expire.

Saturday, February 12, 2022


Do I think I love you?
I’m thinkin’ I don’t know
Do I think about you?
Don’t say it doesn’t show
Do I wish you loved me?
Much more than I can say
Do I sadly leave things be?
It seems the only way—
I swear I’ll quit (someday)

Friday, February 11, 2022


The whys and wheres
The wheat and tares
Both stony and fleshed
We’re all enmeshed

A whorl or a ring
It’s all the same thing
From the sea to the sun
Everything’s one.

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Hard Right

We all choose our own path
Whether paved with mirth or wrath
But every now and then a curve
Can cause an unexpected swerve
Revealing something unforeseen:
A different road to a brand new scene.

Wednesday, February 09, 2022


Some of those oats you sowed took root
But you were too morally destitute
To bother nurturing your fruit

The reaper made a fearful slice
To harvest his outrageous price
Your sloughing off – their sacrifice

This lack of empathy looks to be
The court sanctioned type of key
To fool an idiot like me.

Tuesday, February 08, 2022


How the heart breaks reliving past mistakes
When forced to face our former shame
We feel the biting blade of blame
Reliving past mistakes, how the heart breaks.

How the soul dies listening to our own lies
Forsaking those who care to have our way
Becoming more deluded every day
Listening to our own lies, how the soul dies.

Monday, February 07, 2022


If all you do is fail
Is it worth it to still try?
Believe you can prevail
Or just give up and die.

Sunday, February 06, 2022


I can’t stop thinking about you
Despite the glaring fact
That both of us has someone who
Would wind up hurt were we to act

Upon this flickering spark;
I can’t stop thinking about you
At night I lay there in the dark
And wonder is she thinking of me too?

These feelings I’m reluctant to pursue
Keep pulling on my hapless heart
I can’t stop thinking about you
Why did I allow myself to start

As I toss to and fro
My options far too few
The only thing I know—
I can’t stop thinking about you.

Saturday, February 05, 2022


I love you like my own
And can’t believe how much you’ve grown
Who ever thought a stone
Could care so much for flesh and bone?

Soon you’ll be a man
And I’ll help you out however I can;
Remember – every trying span
Is just a part of God’s greater plan.

Friday, February 04, 2022


When the heart abstains
Affection wanes
Until a stallion bucks the reins
So always show
You care or know
They’ll find another rodeo.

Thursday, February 03, 2022


Why are people so fake
In order to make
You think they’re your friend
But in the end
They only take?

Shouldn’t others be real
Whatever the deal
So lasting bonds can form
(that weather any storm)
With love you feel.

Wednesday, February 02, 2022


Isosceles tried to keep sides the same
But Pythagoras knew there was more to the game
For no configuration will ever quite be
Enough to satisfy all three.

Tuesday, February 01, 2022


All this cold
Has got me hot
I’m getting old
So bitch a lot
I may explode
Or maybe not
My current mode?
Don’t give a squat!