What I Knew

What I knew

I had to relearn

Over And over



Blasted Temptation

Blasted temptation

A wide as a mile

As potent


Hope looks up

Desperation down

Looking for the good


Even gets me down

The Metered Approach

A metered approach

When the pain

Meets the brain

In moments of doubt

And confusion

Slowed down

To adapt to the motion

Listening to the muscles

Listening to the brain

Moving slow

When we are in pain

Hope Check

Send the check

As fast as you can

Hand it over

Just as we planned

Cover the bull

And the bill

Some loose change will do

Hold up the hundred so you can see


Hope check sent in the mail

Held onto and saved

To a forest path

It has been paved

A Tale of Two Friends

A tale of two friends

Destiny begins

When fate ends

Around the corner

A separate situation

No preface needed

And no intimidation

Hope and dreams

Caught in the seems

Between two friends

As a message resends

No apology needed

When the conversation is heated

Between two friends

And that’s where this story


Bride Cereal

Bride cereal marry me

On top of flakes of


A magical potion

Of wheat and protein

Lipids and things


Take me away in

The morning hours

Bride cereal you have

My power

Flex Defendant

The flex defendant

Showing power over the weak

And resistance to the strong

Defense has a way

Of proving others wrong

To which party do you belong

A defense required for some


Mistakes made

Now someone is suing

Flex the great muscle of confusion

And deter

The truth

Flex defendant

Has no oath to prove


Mosquito Desk

Mosquito desk

Of the late spring

Bringing in the scene

Of summerlings

Mosquitos buzzing

In the woods and near the ankle

Mosquito desked carved

From the same woods

That share the forest

Mosquitos deflect the seasons

And arise in the summer


Poetry Day

Poetry day

Words on the lips

Feelings in the bones

Up the leg

And out the hips


A day of reflection

Some say

But today

For me

Is poetry day