A Modern Psalm
I miss you God.
My mind aches from too much worry.
Where is serenity?... more »
On the edge
Where all explorers go,
Fear is like air.... more »
The picture is only of her face.
She floats on the page.
Her hair is more aura than earthly.
She is the most beautiful.... more »
Beer In The Morning
I'm drinking beer at 9: 38 AM.
Damn, no, it's cider.
I want to be one of those guys who's
so loose he can drink beer in the morning;... more »
Birth And Death
Dizzy and wailing like a child,
the blood pours thick and dark.
Too many moons and too many sleepless nights already,
and you are perfect.... more »
Blackberry And Tar
Bad cheap wine
Tasting of blackberry and tar,
That take me far... more »
On the outside,
You can't see what's eating him.
No more treatments are available.
He lives on milky white liquid... more »
Cardigan above the knotty pine,
All granite peak and snowy cap.
The fire that burned your
Alpine scrub left you naked.... more »
Cherries And Cream
God kisses angels from sleep like
waves rippling the sun into
a million tiny diamonds.
We eat cherries and cream... more »
I leave tomorrow.
Like an urchin
Feeding from the current,
Summer’s fall becomes... more »
Dive into cold water,
And this morning
You might discover,
Dazed by the frigid shock,... more »
When a dream became
three cents of death
and cream I lick your
patience off the revelation... more »
The silhouette of your shoulder,
Moonlit and naked.
I see you turn your head and
Breathe the Paris night.... more »
Endless hallways and never an open door:
The giant in you will only die if you stop trying.
Don’t stop because elegant banisters and
Marble hallways will lead you to the place where you can rest.... more »
Cruising for a smile
With her knowing look,
She sees my flirty eyes,
Impenetrable and delicious.... more »
Do you know how happy you’ve made me?
Like sunlight on the first morning after two weeks of rain.
My heart doesn’t know want when I’m near you,
Except for you.... more »
Exeter rain and persimmon tea feed the
Angry demons who steal your wonder.
They laugh because you care too much
About petty slights and sucker punches.... more »
You look at the pages that sweat and chewed fingernails produced
Over way too many hours that could have been spent at the beach.
You peruse, with polite distance and gentle judgment, the work.... more »
The harbor buoy peals on the ferry's rolling waves.
Old houses, wind battered, line the same coast line
that 100 years before held only shells and creatures.
The clouds and water look the same: Gray, ancient, tired.... more »
The perfect burger:
Thin and fried,
Grilled Bun,... more »
When you died,
You took one of my reasons.
I will not find another as
Pure and worth living.... more »
As the Spring thaw runs out of snow,
The roaring waterfalls return to trickles, and
Wild flowers burst like children laughing,
Painting the fields with contagious colors:... more »
You don’t really like people.
You’re committed to beauty.
You see the canvas and the only relationship
You need is with color and the transfer of... more »
Hemingway called it “blackass.”
I call it The Ends.
The place where no one visits:
Even if they could,... more »
The Rose Bush
If you are not in that rose bush then you must have sprinkled heaven down
because every year you arrive this same day, and its large pink petals
are exploding like confetti. The wind is throwing them up in the air
for your ticker tape parade, and only the summer's first blooms... more »