Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Ghost Busting

Not every specter merits a good scream
At times they’re only there to foster rue
In those that had to put aside their dream
For duty's sake (that’s what the loyal do)
But still it can be jarring to behold
That shambling shade whenever it appears
Its fetid breath unsettling and cold
Reminding them of fallow, wasted years.
The rattling of chains, that old cliché
Is much more accurate than many know
For most have grown accustomed to a yoke
Refuse to let such fiends have their own way
Tell them, “Take your corroded links and go!”
Then watch as *POOF* they simply turn to smoke.

Monday, October 30, 2023


Standing in my kitchen in the dark
I wonder if I’ve left a lasting mark
Besides the one I currently fulfill:
The dude that certain people want to kill.

Sunday, October 29, 2023


The gangland ghouls
Don’t follow rules
They haunt the streets in search of fools
Who buy the hype
That there’s no gripe
And have so many things to swipe.

Saturday, October 28, 2023


The pumpkin punk
Was rude and stunk
Like garbage from a rotten can
With a spray orange tan

He claimed he knew
Who did what to who
A seedy kind of guy
That swore by every lie

Until the day he was made
By a good fellow with a blade
The punk said, “You're nuts!”
The goon snarled, “Spill your guts!”

Friday, October 27, 2023


The impermanence of life
Was like a knife
That whittled on my sapling soul
And the only way to dam the hole
Was solid stone
But the damned are prone
To sediments that build
Where even the iron-willed
Will feel the pressure ache
Until they finally break.

Thursday, October 26, 2023

Move It

I don’t care
If I ain’t got no car
And I don’t care
If I don’t get too far

There’s only one way
I ever want to go
That’s my own way
So move it cuz you’re kinda slow.

Wednesday, October 25, 2023


I may not be wicked
But I’m bad enough
If that’s your ticket
Then show me the stuff

Tuesday, October 24, 2023


Those with high ideals
Think everyone is sweet
But never fought for meals
With rats that prowl the street
They grease the civic wheels
To make their dream complete:
A mongrel horde that kneels
While they get all the meat.

Monday, October 23, 2023

Poke at Your Own Risk

The more the world disowns me
The further I retreat
Alone but never lonely
Completely incomplete

The cultists of inclusion
Demand ONE side concede
Another bold intrusion
A grizzly will be freed.

Sunday, October 22, 2023

Joe Blows

I got out of work tired and sore
And walked into a full blown war
Four young robbers were in my yard
I had to come down on them hard
What do you say after such an event?
Another day of Joe as president.

I went to the store, couldn’t afford
The items I bought before prices soared
Looks like peanut butter and jelly again
Hunger will keep me awake to defend
The plot where my life may be spent.
Another day of Joe as president.

Saturday, October 21, 2023


The autumn sun begins to sink
As puffy clouds turn slightly pink
And geese veer south in giant Vs
While orange leaves swirl in the breeze

When vision dims a hunter may
Crawl through the trees in search of prey
Its silver shafts will pierce the heart
Of any predisposed towards art

And in the larder we shall store
What we can spare, that’s what it’s for
The winter’s colder than we think
The autumn sun begins to sink.

Friday, October 20, 2023


All the lines that sport a hook
And still no promise of a book
But I’m beyond regret or rage
Another cast on minimum wage.

Thursday, October 19, 2023


When your senses detect
What you'd never expect
Don’t hesitate very long

Standing there waiting
Because you’re debating
Could be the end of your song.

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Bernie's Gotta Go

The mumbles of a doddering fool
Do little to dissuade the cruel
And even worse are shills who prop
This bumbling bandit up nonstop.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023


Shameless shots
Plural plots
Liars leer
Foster fear
Ballots bought
Terror taught
Worthless war
Shrinking shore
Speeches spewed
Brashness brewed
Gridlock grows
Worldly woes
People pray
Wiser way
Savior Son

Monday, October 16, 2023


This isn’t the life I dreamed
But it’s the one I’ve had
And though I’m not esteemed
It hasn’t been too bad
I just keep doing the best I can
Until I can’t — that’s the plan.

Sunday, October 15, 2023


Don’t be so smug over what you can do
If it’s just what your masters tell you to
The buzzwords you spout are literal chains
That strangle the logic in well laundered brains

We all will believe whatever we choose
My advice is: don’t depend on the news
Or people in power who tell you they care,
If you doubt everything you’re halfway there

To seeing the truth of absurdities they
Present as facts in their straight-faced way
Deceptions are never fun to perceive
But it’s better than being made naïve.

Saturday, October 14, 2023


Is buying thyme
Considered sage?
Forsake your prime
You’ll taste some rage
A bitter rhyme
Can spoil the page.
Your only crime?
The war you didn’t wage.

Friday, October 13, 2023


I'm trying to absorb the light I need
To grow beyond the limits of my breed
Which follows an uncompromising creed
To satisfy its all-consuming greed.

Thursday, October 12, 2023


When everything’s a lie
No matter how you try
Your life will never be what you desire

You try to act so cool
But the only one you fool
Is yourself, so stop and crawl out of the mire.

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Road Rash

I wanted to stop and stare at the sky
Where giant pink cumulus gather to die
And the blue is so deep it drives one to cry
But all I did was zoom right by.

Tuesday, October 10, 2023


I feel myself beginning to descend
Into realms where madmen fear to wend,
As layers of reality grow thin
The more the ancient gears will spin

And there’s no ground that doesn’t shake
When tossed about by cosmic wake
Temporal eddies reverse their flow
Prepare to unlearn what you think you know.

Monday, October 09, 2023


The recruits marched across the country it seems
Sunlight on their armor menacingly gleams
Promising that they can supply the power required
To dictate to the rural folks that maybe aren’t so wired.

Sunday, October 08, 2023


Autumnal winds proceed
To aid the flight of the freed
That wind up on the street
Ignored by the elite
Who sneer in snobbish lilt
That’s why gutters were built
If given a chance to run
Escape the ‘civilized’ ones.

Saturday, October 07, 2023


There are rats in our house
And we have to move fast
Before the old louse
Makes tomorrow our last.

Friday, October 06, 2023


A waxing gibbous moon
Was high above the earth
A silent silver sentinel
The doctor said, “Soon.”
Then there was a birth
And thus began my stint in hell.

A reading can’t foretell
An individual's worth
Or where the bones are strewn
I guess it’s just as well
That we can find some mirth
Beneath a waxing gibbous moon.

Thursday, October 05, 2023


All I want is peace
As hostilities increase
The puppeteers have made my neighbors
Into violent beasts

And just because I’m white?
Something isn’t right
When I come home tired from my labors
And have to be ready to fight.

Wednesday, October 04, 2023


Their pathetic excuse
For tightening the noose?
Safety – is their shame inert?
They wish we were dead
But tell us instead
Well we wouldn’t want anyone hurt.

Tuesday, October 03, 2023


They said that decongestant was bad
So I took stock of all I had
Then ran right out to rapidly buy
Enough to double my supply.

Monday, October 02, 2023

Another Fall

The vibrant robes
Sport ruby globes
As sunlight through the spaces strobes
Like flashes of remembrance in my mind

That verse I penned
Made me a friend
Until they let the bastards rend
Our bond. I pity anyone so blind.

As turning leaves
Ride gusty heaves
A chilly brooding poet grieves
When warmer sun once shined.

Sunday, October 01, 2023

Watch Uranus

Saturn in Aquarius
Could become nefarious
But hopefully it’s just a brand new start

Where stars and planets congregate
Omens tend to indicate
That fortune may create a stellar chart.