The Promotion Designer

Such a lonely job

With a short description

A round sad face

In a Rockwell exhibition

With tears at the computer

And no real sign of life

In his eyes

Just trying to make the call

Get by

With a new promotion or design

Thinking now of how to resign

With dignity and praise

For these are his final days

Reasonable Christmas

Reasonable Christmas

With a happy start

With minds open

To the lines read from the sky

Happy friends and family

In great consultation

Avoiding politics

Or resignation

For a meager celebration

Hands together

For its a reasonable Christmas

Given the weather

Pigeon Gains

Pigeon gains

Importing new clothes

And merchants

On the shores of Lake Michigan

In the December cold

All around the city

I’m told

The talk of the merchandise

Pigeons

They are on the news

Heard of the businessmen rats too

The Stall Exhibition

Stall exhibition

No prohibition

Problems made

With no resolve

We have to grow

And evolve

Stalling out

Over the holidays

For the world can say

What a great nothing

What a moment to cease

All of that just to

Keep the peace

Rowing for the Moving Rebellion

Rowing on the frozen shores

I salute the moving rebellion

Steadfast in moving fast

Making decisions

For now and the future

The rebellion lives on

With or without you

I keep my brow low

As the ore slaps the water

And thrust the team onward

Into the morning fog

Wonder this Wonderful World

“Wanderlust”

Dedicated to Laura Anys
Wanderlust
Let’s wonder this wonderful world
From the mountains of California
To the salt flats of Utah
The winds of the Pensylvania turnpike
Wonder takes flight in all of us
Down to the rustbelt of south of Chicago
The land that we live on
Has heightened the sense of wonder
Somewhere in Hawaii
A surfer catches a wave
While in Grand Central friends
Wave to each other
Departing for new destinations
As strangers pass by
Aware but set on new experiences
In classrooms across the country
Eager students learn to recite
New languages to speak
Spanish and German
French or Portuguese
Preparing for the wonder of this world
From the land to the people
Wonder must not be let go
It must grow
Flow like the Mississippi
Keeping our mind nourished with wonder
As the Louisana coast creeks with thunder
No storm can hold back
The feeling of learning to trust the unknown
In a life filled with wanderlust

Sheer Running

Yet another year

Sheer running it seems

Wandering and walking

Christmas Eve comes quickly 

A new year seemingly 

Upon me

A year spent

All over the world

Whirling around

Behind the wheel of a car

Far in he free air

Upon a Christmas Eve near

Here is the next year

Creation with No Expectation

I don’t wish for much this year

Just good luck to take for next year

Going to need it as I look down the line

Can see a lot atop the mountain in Christmastime

I have peaked from a valley

Not to be underwhelmed with what lays ahead

Sometimes I see more mountains

That lay out over the riverbed

But one foot in front of the other keeps me going

Keeps us going

I try to make sense of this journey sometimes

Is it a worthless novel ride

With no beginning and no finish

Peoples salacious appetites

To consume what is finished

No care for time, matter, or commitment

So crude and raw

Yet the creative process draws on this all

Creation with no expectation

Give in hopes of smiles in exchange

So this year I ask not for riches or gifts

Rather that one of these songs we wrote

Can lie amongst the greatest hits