Sunday, November 4, 2018

Honky Tonk Butterflies





I only truly loved once
But she wasn't mine
To love

Never found another
That was quite the same
At all

So it was down the road
Once again
Till the next stop
In some old town

Looking for
 A Honky Tonk Butterfly
 To pretend to love
And fill the empty night

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Yesterday's Man

Born  in the time of dirt roads
And radio news
Grew up with drive in theaters
In the back seat with Suzie Q
Returned from foreign shores
With PTSD before
PTSD was invented
Hiding from the demons
Behind booze and magic weed
Lost in love
She was wed to past mistakes
I now sit lost
In an era well past mine
Not knowing what tomorrow brings
Or understanding today

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Sand and Time

The clatter of crockery
Heady aromas 
Of greasy food and smoke
The hum of conversation
Mixed with Hank Williams
From the battered jukebox
In the corner
The portly cook
Dirty apron
Cigar stub dangling ash
Scooping hash and eggs
On to chipped cracked plates
Served by a tired waitress
With a look of life
Upon her face
I have been here a thousand times
In a thousand different places
And when I am gone
This scene will die
Buried by sand and time



Last post till September Heading To the Cabin
Hope everyone has a great and safe summer

Monday, June 4, 2018

My Vessel My Own



Sketches of your inner turmoil
Are drawn on the oceans
With invisible ink
My sight blinded
I do not sail 
A ship from your past
My vessel my own
You have never stood
Upon its deck
Felt the wind
On your skin
Letting its rhythm
Embrace the soul
My navigation charts
Show no route
To sail





Sunday, June 3, 2018

Time


At night
Deep in thought
I feel
Your gentle touch
A subtle reminder
More time has passed
Than lays before me
Cherish those little moments
A little deeper
The rush to reach 
Soul soothing goals
Be tempered
Fully enjoy
Each that come to pass
Create full memories
To hold
As the clock ticks





Thursday, May 31, 2018

Life In A Bottle


Life giving substance
Wrapped in plastic
 Discarded with out thought
In rivers and streams
Lakes,Oceans
Forests and ditches
Along sidewalks
Hills,valleys
Fields and streams
Tossed out of cars
They bounce along highways
Without a care
While some
Lay for decades
In the local landfill



Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Commuter Truth




Truth
Got lost
On the train of convenience
If you missed it
The next one leaves
On platform B
In ten minutes
Stand clear of the doors please

Honky Tonk Butterflies

I only truly loved once But she wasn't mine To love Never found another That was quite the same At all So it w...