Thursday, December 20, 2012


I wish I could leave
But I feel stuck in place
With this same expression
Always frozen to my face

I'm not all that happy
Think maybe I'm just cold
The scarf is nice but not much help
When it's twelve below

I don't mind the sun
It's better than the rain
Maybe with a little luck
I'll just melt away

I don't mind this button
But pretend my eyes are blue
Who thought it a good idea
To give a statue a broom

I'm off to the village
And there's that silly cop
Like me, does he ever wish
This carousel would stop

(Originally posted 1/4/08)

Monday, September 10, 2012


At last, autumn
It's initial attempts
Repressed by stubborn summer
Announces it's arrival

Not with thunderous fanfare
Or even a loud knock
But instead a familiar breeze

Harvest moon, new weather
Majestic colored leaves surrender
Lazy hammock invites slumber

Ere I drift away in dreams
My newly contented heart
Whispers with much relief

At last, autumn

(Originally posted 10/10/2007)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

hope... less

I hope you've healed
From the wounds I dealt
The damage I caused
The hurt you felt

I hope you're miles
Over that hill
Past the regrets
The not wanting to feel

I hope you know
It still staggers me
When your angel face
Haunts my memory

I hope these days
Find your eyes alive
Reflecting someone
Who helped you survive

I hope sometimes
You think about us
I'm selfish like that
Guess I always was

Monday, May 14, 2012


Soft, soundless summer rain
I think it strange
No electric light show
No ruckus of thunder
Only misty cloak of heaven
Almost apologetic
Trying hard not to disturb
Kissing thirsty petals
Sating creation's desires
Subduing earth's clamor
If only for a spell
Pouring out puddles

As one child splashes
I remember another
Certain summers ago
Fearless, laughing at life
I lament his loss
Ponder what became
(He, being me)

He would seek cover
But for this day only, he remains
Splashing, laughing at life

Some may think it strange

Sunday, May 6, 2012

gorgeous girl

Gorgeous girl
I have memorized your picture
It's the only one I have of you
And it's burned into my brain

Gorgeous girl
There's so much we never got to do
Do you hear me when I speak to you
I wonder can you feel the rain

Gorgeous girl
If I could see you I would run to you
We'd play any game you wanted to
And I'd let you win them all

Gorgeous girl
Tell me are you ever proud of me
What sort of friends do you think we'd be
It's so unfair we never got to see

But I know where to find you
Up here on this hill
And I'll always come back to you
I promise you I will

Gorgeous girl
Well I guess I should be going now
Not much new to tell you anyhow
Still miss you more than words can say