Monday, December 29, 2008


really sticks to the baser questions
about how the world works
sure it tells us much
and teaches more
but it will always fail
to tell us why...

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Lego Time

The banging has stopped
the children have gone to bed
now it's time
adult time
we have a lego viking castke to finish
and kids just get in the way.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Urban Touring

Happy day!
the snows have come
I couldn't wait till finals done
and so I played to school and back
and "how" you ask did I have fun?
Let's say I test with ski boots on!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Turns out
when it drops below zero
you see little sparkles
all around.

Some might say
that it is the water from the air
and flitting about.

Turns out
it can also be
your contacts
freezing to your eye.

Monday, December 15, 2008


Come inside
you freezing notes
tidbits of info
all scattered
where the winds of confusion blow.

Come where it's warm
inside my head
where you can snuggle
and I can see
what you all look like

Saturday, December 13, 2008

White as Snow

I wake
the earth is white
a pure solemness
falling in tiny flakes

But then I remember
after the melt in Colorado
when we would find
all our dirty toys
and secrets
out on the front yard
for all to see.

Snow doesn't purify
it just covers up.

Friday, December 12, 2008

California Dreams

She stopped
like a bug in molasses
but not forward
"What is it?"
"This is my first time seeing snowfall"
California dreams
Don't hold a candle
to powder.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


I choke when I hear
the bodies thrown
to the hungry jaws of war
always chewing
without a stomach
just a tube
that feeds them right back in again
Uniforms get all mixed together
in that blender
buttons come off
and Velcro names
get jumbled together
like magnetic letters on a fridge.

Right or wrong
its hell
and call me naive
but that's the way I feel.


Back to work!
The governor said
a day after arrest.

I did not try
to sell the seat
to who would pay the best!

I don't believe
nor do my peers
that you are free of blame

we have the tapes
we've heard you words
you need to leave in shame

It may just prove
that I am wrong
in asking you to stand

But know today
you're not at work
to help your fellow man.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Oh light-
you bounce
and absorb.

Some say God is light.

Ok, what's His wavelength?

Monday, December 8, 2008

Stupid Things

Saying stupid things-
You would think
that you would grow out of it
Just wake up
with a tongue of intellect
that saw the future
and the past
One day
I hope for that
I really do.

Sunday, December 7, 2008


I hold my lamp
a feeble flame
but it works for now.

Saturday, December 6, 2008


As I build my life
sometimes I come across a piece
that doesn't fit anywhere
so I put it in my back pocket
and continue to build
until I can see where it goes.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Guitar Man

I went to a concert last night
wispy fingers scratched chords
through a duct tape guitar
and an harmonica held up
by a lashed piece of bamboo.

Close your eyes
he sounds like many
then you can hear
the faint melody
pulsing like a flickering memory.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


So much to do this day
yet first I write a verse
because I have to
I wish I could say
it was a release
to transcend mediocrity
the daily grind
the demands of living.

But its not
I do it...
because I said I would.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Gollum on Hobbits

Hobbits are terrible, nasty things
they must always be avoided
they will steal what is most precious to you
and dangle it, keeping you captive
by a promise you made to what you love
they will deceive, bind, hit
and throw you to your death
relieving their curse
and returning yours
at the same time.

Hobbits are wicked things.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Some people live
lives half empty
dead eyes
striving for vapors
and reaching for dust.

Not that I'm any better

Monday, December 1, 2008

Little Bottle

A little bottle
of sparkling cider
sits on my desk.

It's empty now.