Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Early AM Convection

Thunder rumbles heard
Before dawn's arrival
Awakes a sleeping bird
Which then sings
A warning of
What morning brings

Comfort Medicine

When your day was too long
And not much went right
Have some fried chicken
And cold beer that night

Tuesday, May 30, 2017


Too dull, too high,
To see through the
Manipulative lie,
That could
Somehow justify
The shrapnel
He let fly,
Too brainwashed
To understand why,
His act was as
Empty as desert sky,
His legacy will
Only horrify...

Rural Blight

Small town losers, too bored to farm,
Drive down dirt roads to convene
At the gas station and mini-mart,
Where they posture and preen,
Full of opioid bluster and
Country meth-amphetamine...

Monday, May 29, 2017

Eggs And Hops

A dull day's mood
And atmosphere
Fundamentally changed
By breakfast beer

Road Median Maintenance

The weeds are decimated
By the road-crew's attack,
Later on, the roots make
Their plan to come back,
The power of the green,
Continues underneath
The chopped stalks, unseen...

Can't Make A Horse Drink

As far as I can discern,
Life is unfair, and wisdom
Is something you earn,
Yet there be the morons
Who live, but never learn...

Friday, May 26, 2017

Mars Mission

A probe crawls across the surface of Mars,
Gathering  data for a cursed race, which
Hopes to survive by colonizing stars,
But such hopes, and scientific plans,
May not come to fruition,
May be dropped by harried hands
Too busy with politics, and things
Which only, a human, understands...

A 1970's Thing

Madman across the water
Was a song by Elton John
The meaning of it all
Was lost before it was gone...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Our Curse

Things start falling apart when
The peace is inherited
By angry young men

Monday, May 22, 2017


She suddenly attacks, and I dive
To low-altitude and evade
The whirring blows and blasts
For I've learned survival is made
By hiding one's indignation
And anger best left undisplayed

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Entomological Mission

From its base
Beneath the drain,
Using a tiny
Efficient brain,
The cockroach,
Plans its
Quiet approach,
To the place where
Some crumbs remain...

Shopping Therapy

If other ways to
Lift her spirit fail,
She'll find solace
In retail,
Her negative pall
Dissipates during
A day at the mall...


The unsolved question
Nags itself into
An obsession,
A cancer
In search of
An answer...


First green day of heat
Time to sound the alert
As the insects are
Emerging from the dirt
And some will resume
Their attempts to
Infiltrate my room...


Each day
I spend,
It will end...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

High Advice

Don't answer it
It will kill
The buzz...

Monday, May 15, 2017


Perhaps it was the emptiness,
Rather than the pain,
Which caused the old woman,
To jump in front of the train...

Whatever may be the facts,
All that's left,
Is blood on the tracks...


Rough rebel boys,
Swarm through the night
In a cloud of noise...

Their two-wheeled swarm,
Cut-mufflers roaring:
"We will not conform!"

Oh That Lovely Feeling

The best situation
A body can know,
No time to be there,
And no place to go...

All In A Flash

This is the time, the twilight
Minutes moving the mood,
Wherein feelings become
The motive force, the food,
On which a poem feeds,
And sequent words appear,
As a hard day's sun recedes...