Friday, June 30, 2017

We Don't Talk Anymore

He and she send texts
To emote, argue, confess,
A telephone call would
Incur too much stress...


Bigfoot sneaks around
In the green,
Likes to lurk,

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Voices In The Gloaming

As a day dies
Into dangerous darkness
A bird bravely cries

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Close To The End

The tattered feral cat
Has chosen to lie
In a busy parking lot
Doesn't move or cry
Waiting to die...

夏至 (2)

To miss...

The year's
Longest day
Just kinda
Slipped away...


Sun shines but does not appear,
Blocked by the rainy atmosphere,
Its light makes the gray clouds
Glow, on the longest day of the year...

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Diminished Returns

Some hours have passed
And cups have flowed
I've drunk myself sober
Buzz levels implode
Beer losing its ability
To inspire and erode...

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Existential Mall

Sitting on the old men's bench
At the home appliance store
Watching things from the same
Spot I was at a week before
Things move around without
Me, I don't worry any more...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017


Regardless of how I
Hide it and hurry,
She sees it, she
Is my judge and jury...


A blown breath of warm spring wind
Conspires to rip
The bent-broke umbrella
From my sodden grip

Tuesday, June 13, 2017


The Japanese woman kneels,
And turns over the rice,
Her bent posture reveals
Nothing, more or less,
To a foreign observer,
Her quiet earnestness,
Displayed in each gesture,
Matriarchal power
Entwined in her vesture,
Japanese woman's pride
In her kimono, and the
Strength its layers hide...

Balance Sheet

A wise, sad, smile,
Expressed in verse,
Leaves some hope,

Might reimburse
What was lost,

Helps you cope,

It could be worse...

Monday, June 12, 2017


She knew it couldn't last
But had no clue that
It would fall apart so fast

Sunday, June 11, 2017

She Knows

The meaning of life?
Don't ask me,
Ask my wife:

It's a chase
After wealth,
While minding
Your health,

And your body fat,

Simple as that...

After Midnight

Deep into the city night
Drinks are poured in
Places out of sight
Dim rooms which keep
The day alive for
Those who do not sleep

South Chicago

At the wrong time
In the wrong place
Nothing will stop
The shot to your face
By a bullet fired
At a target
Mistakenly acquired

Hey Jude

The forgotten feeling
Comes back strong
During the chorus of
A Beatles song
Its power is real
But it won't last long

Sunday, June 4, 2017


Launched, with hope,
On a mission to Mars...

Thereafter, forgotten
And lost in the stars...

Humans hurtling
Through space
And disappear
Without a trace...


Knowing why, is better
Than nothing at all,
Aware of the wind
In my face, as I fall...

Thursday, June 1, 2017


Three thirty three,
And it's just me.

And the clock,
Tick-tock, tick-tock...