Thursday, August 31, 2023


As of late
I fluctuate
From: Wow, this sucks.
To: Things are great!

My daily feat?
To stay upbeat
And make some bucks
So I can eat.

I did my bit
But never fit
So learned to jam
To deal with it

The only way
I can belay
How sad I am
Is sing and play.

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Day and Night

I watched the super moon
And knew that all-too-soon
The end
Would absolutely be

But then I saw the blazing sun
And thought Hey, I’m not done
I'll bend
The world to accommodate and see.

Tuesday, August 29, 2023


To see within a seed
The beauty of the bloom
One must first succeed
At looking past the gloom
That comes with certain doom.

To transit the abyss
Corporeal desires
To savor endless bliss
Must perch upon the pyres
Of sacrificial fires.

Monday, August 28, 2023


The weavers of the night
Leave their warp strung tight
To sparkle in the morning light

They make the finest silk
From iridescent milk
Like others of their ilk

I stumble through their creel
And shudder when I feel
Their lines, my arms pinwheel

And though I can’t hear
I’m sure somewhere near
One screams, “Get outta here!”

Sunday, August 27, 2023


Don’t drive with your usual vigor
And maybe you won’t pull the trigger
Of one who is much like a gun
Restricting your options to run
For even though the case is closed
The evidence is never disposed.

Saturday, August 26, 2023


Oh my sweet sweet corn and salty butter
How I’ve missed you.
She heard him mutter
And though she was feeling a bit upset
She liked him happy so didn’t fret.

Friday, August 25, 2023


A lot of people like to talk
About the shit that they go through
I keep my problems to myself
But if someone asks me
Why I do what I do
I just look at them and say Well,

I got my reasons
Which I don’t need to explain to you
I got my reasons
I know you got yours too

Now you can ask me
How I been
I’ll tell ya “Takin’ care of me and mine.”
And as long as you don’t try
To pry into my business
You and me we’ll be just fine

I got my reasons
Which I don’t need to explain to you
I got my reasons
I know you got yours too

If only everyone
Around the world could understand
Some folks don’t like to tell their tale
I am one of those
And if pumping me is your plan
It’s gonna be an epic fail

I got my reasons
Which I don’t need to explain to you
I got my reasons
I know you got yours too
I got my reasons
I know you got yours too
I got my reasons
I know you got yours too

Thursday, August 24, 2023


They took your clods and dumped them here
And forced all life involved to veer
Then once razed residents regrow
They come and give the old heave ho.

Wednesday, August 23, 2023


Going through the motions
Ever standing still
Devout to false devotions
Afraid to take a spill

Atypical attraction
Complacency can kill
Attempts to gain some traction
Ever standing still.

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Going Hard

Does rigidity breed stupidity?
It’s a possibility if
You abort your objectivity
To get a little stiff.

Monday, August 21, 2023


Would they fix the eyes
Of one who can’t perceive
The well constructed lies
They train us to believe?
You wouldn’t think so but they did
Always working under the lid.

Sunday, August 20, 2023


A stick, a stem, or stalk of straw
Is all that it would take
To make this weary, aging back
At last completely break
I can’t pretend my life is fine
Because I’m not a fake
But still believe I will prevail
With faith no one can shake.

Saturday, August 19, 2023


Thinking I could
And proving you can
Does what it should—
Makes you a man.

Friday, August 18, 2023


The spirit is willing
The body rebels
It scolds you for swilling
Gets achy and swells

But if you are able
Defer to the mind
It helps keep you stable
When the path's undefined.

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Rockin' the Rocker

Can you make up for a lifetime of sloth
By living a while like David Lee Roth?
Well, I suppose if you’re willing there’s always a chance
So grab your guitar, get up there and prance!

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

You Can't Run Away From Love

I looked up ‘annoying’ in my dictionary book
Saw a picture of your face and that’s all it took
I figured it was time for me to start another tale
So I’m telling you goodbye through the US Mail

I wandered round the countryside uncertain what to do
For most of my life had been spent with you
Everything I did made me think of what we had
And that was when I knew that I still had it bad

You can’t run away from love
You can’t run away from love
You can push and you can shove
But you can’t run away from love

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Play Time

The guitar is simply complex
For those who enjoy a good vex
One chord can be three
Try it you’ll see
The dexterous are wise to pre-flex.

Monday, August 14, 2023


The thief has become
A brazen baboon
With the shambling gait
Of a left-leaning loon

His cabinet creaks
Abundantly stocked
With canned diatribes
To feed to the flocked

With harpies that screech
And patsies that fib
They spit in your eye
But claim to be glib

Inhabiting lands
Of crude make believe
If they all aren’t booked
The rest of us will grieve.

Sunday, August 13, 2023


If you’re a second poor
Are you out of time?
They don’t let us set our clocks anymore
A chronological crime

For those that seek to control
Your mind forbid thought
And disconnect you from your soul
The tether is taut

A simulation can’t succeed
Without a data glut
Beware an all too needy feed
That helps you plan your rut.

Saturday, August 12, 2023



Friday, August 11, 2023

Wilt Thou

The beauty of a perfect purple bloom
(fragility foreshadowing its doom)
Should be enjoyed the second it’s beheld
Before the fleeting flicker has dispelled.

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Dead On

He did everything to perfection
His scrutiny made him a slave
No defect escaped his detection
There wasn’t a one he would waive
Right down to his final selection
He flawlessly fit in his grave.

Wednesday, August 09, 2023


He knew he had no chance
To ever truly advance
Because he always held back
Whenever he excelled
People were repelled
So he chose to simply slack
Surrender to the whim
Of those innately dim
You'll be penned in by the pack.

Tuesday, August 08, 2023


It seemed she really enjoyed
Throwing her ample weight around
But what she should have employed
Was a diet or a mu'umu'u gown

Her only qualification was
A filthy mouth that loved to spew
Abuse at everyone because
That’s what the empowered do

I really miss the former way
When bosses actually had some skill
Unlike what we get today
Where quotas must be filled.

Monday, August 07, 2023


It’s just a greasy blur
A steed that you must spur
One second to be free
For all Infinity
A portal left ajar
To help you see afar
Beyond where we exist
The outskirts of the gist.

Sunday, August 06, 2023


I look beyond the foliage to see
A gem encrusted canopy
Where precious points of interstellar light
Twinkle in the diadem of night.

Saturday, August 05, 2023


Fabric has a memory
Or so the elders say
Is that why I see misery
Incessantly replay—

Our thoughts create reality
Like hands caressing clay
So should I make my tapestry
With less or much more gray?

Friday, August 04, 2023

Wild Life

Eva Green was knotty
Her limbs all askew
At the annual Spring Party
And now she is due
The squirrels were explicit
Their nuts weren’t involved
It takes but a minute
For life to evolve.

Thursday, August 03, 2023


Just leave the farmers be
They’re the finest folks I know
Shut them down and you will see
What misery you sow.

Just let the farmers live
With their bovine, swine, and fowls
You’ll learn that they’re imperative
When your empty stomach growls.

Wednesday, August 02, 2023

Terms of Service

Citizen you’ve heard before
But do you know what it means?
Defending pawns who loudly snore
Through conquest by machines
And suits that only pilfer more
While judging ways and means.

Employee yes you may be one
Performing tasks called work
While snobs in charge have all the fun
(an entrepreneurial perk)
As leeches loose in Washington
Must finance those who shirk.

Constituent a fancy word
That means somehow you owe
Allegiance to thieves who drive the herd
To graze where grass won’t grow
I know it’s all a bit absurd
But sadly seems to be so.

Tuesday, August 01, 2023


When lying greedy bureaucrats
Gnaw on you like rabid rats
For every bit of flesh they can
It really gets annoying man!