###i'M Not Dead Yet(Although It's My Birthday)
I'm not dead yet,
my hands still feel...... more »
The pieces are assembled,
the trap awaits...
the cage hangs precariously
above the Swiss cheese,... more »
###our Father-What'D I Miss! ! !
Our Father who aren't in heaven
where the hell you've been...
Your kingdom came,
and it's still the same...... more »
**********a Note From Coach
... more »
Little Miss Muffet
sat on her muffin...
then she began to pray...
where oh where is my... more »
*****the Garden Of Eden
Eve did not tempt Adam
with the apple from the
tree of life...
she was the forbidden fruit...... more »
When I was young..
I loved the trombone...
it's beautifully crafted horn
fed by long elegant tubing...... more »
****paradise-Patsy Comes To Stay
Patsy seemed content
to sit in the doorway
or on the deck...but
still was wary of coming... more »
****paradise-Patsy The Cat
Coach, Chumly, and Maria
moved into the Snake Pit
in June having bought it from
Tony who was an 88 year old... more »
****paradise-Seven Years Of Love And Living Hell In Los Angeles((Prologue))
California... more »
***my Birthday Has No Meaning
My birthday is only a day...
it has no meaning...no love...no spirit...... more »
***paradise-(Part 1) -L.A. County General Hospital
L.A. County General... more »
***paradise-(Part 2) -Yum Yum Donots
Yum-Yum Donots... more »
***paradise-(Part 3) -Mr. Bronson
Mr. Bronson... more »
***paradise-(Part 4) -My Maria
My Maria... more »
***paradise-(Part 5) -The Landlord
The Landlord... more »
***paradise-(Part 6) -The Naked Man
Coach worked the counter
at a video store in Hollywood...
musicians, actors, drag queens...
to say the clientele was eclectic... more »
***paradise-(Part 8) -The Crack Whore
Coach boarded the crowded bus
destined for downtown L.A.
A crack whore blocked the aisle
wearing only a ragged sun dress... more »
***paradise-(Part 9) -Uncle Buck Calls For Christmas
Maria had gone home
for the holidays,
Coach and Chumly... more »
Coach took a job bartending
at a tavern on Sunset Boulevard…
All the regulars were in…
Little Donny Quinn, Frank the Greek,... more »
The ex-Marine walked
into Coach’s bar…
most of it still muscle…... more »
***paradise-12-Fat Man Dies
Maria worked weekends
in a geriatic ward
of another hospital...
her first long time patient... more »
Felix came into Coach’s bar…
Barely 5’6” maybe mid-sixties
Scrawny and mousy…
with his beer... more »
***paradise-14-Uncle Buck Meets Frank The Greek
Frank the Greek
owned the north end of the bar...
a Merchant Marine
he would spend... more »
***A bedtime story for Frank James Ryan Jr. who has encouraged my writings, and inspired by the Forum discussions of what type of poetry is best and who should be allowed to judge.***
The Rider... more »