Saturday, October 6, 2012


I have a friend,
he's little,
he sits in my lap.

English is not his first language
Sometimes he understands me
At times I understand him
We are learning

He doesn't smoke or cuss, but
barks, it's worse than his bite.

He kindly lets me pass first,
and prefers to walk behind me.
I seem to always forget his custom,
at the door, we politely do a dance.
In his culture he doesn't really hug,
shake hands or kiss,
he licks
many, many times.

He would play all day
if I let him.
I would tell stories endlessly
if he listened.
Eventually one of us walks away,
except in a game of stare-me-down.
Sometimes he blinks first,
other times I lose.
He's fierce.

I call him Sammy
I don't know if
he had another name
before I knew him.
He was growing already
when we met.
I think he's starting to like this one

I love how his ears
flap back
when he runs to me.
I call him again to see,

He's eight weeks old,
wiser than his tender puppy age.
He refuses to let me train him
without teaching me as well.
He proudly sticks out
his little boy chest,
and prances.
He obeys
but knows he doesn't
always have to.

Mister Smelly Belly
Prince of Pee and Poo
Little Rascal
Big Boy Cuddles Wants to Play All Day
Leave My Shoe, Leave My Shoe
He auditions for a nickname.

But Sammy will do
just fine.
I hope he's my friend
for a long time.


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Monday, again

The sky pelts raindrops at the galvanized roof
One right after the other
His voice early this morning sets my face
I close my eyes and lay still
Is she well, will she eat, what will she eat
Will she live past one more scream
Better than having nothing
Quiet is a woman in a black shroud
A spoon clanks against a cup
It's the blue one, I'm sure
He's making tea, one for her too please
A whistling sparrow lost in flight
Her mumbles to him fall faint at my closed door
Nothing now but mute shouts
I think it's safe


Thursday, May 3, 2012


You're stuck
in all that fuck
this and that
Shitting through your mouth
and farting on the screen
Saying you want a queen
But you're mean
Sounding like a boy hurt
Kick rocks
Eat dirt
You're a jerk
How old are you?
Nineteen, thirty-two
We don't know
Do you?
Is Leo even your name?
And is this just a game?
Teasing and provoking the sane
Inflicting word pain
All that crap you write about
And you still get Likes like
you're a poet
You're a clown
in a boy suit
Talking to girls
and sounding like a cunt
Chasing the love and fantasy
like you're really on a hunt
You bore me
with your trivial mind whine
You're so far behind
in time
in time
In time you'll be gone
Your words will fade
No girls would've stayed
You're played
Your swag rained over
like a two-leaf clover
Move, I got this
Nice don't finish last
Strong, sweet, sincere
Not a thing of the past
Watch this
Watch this
Watch this right here


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

for the New Year

Are you still with that man?
The one you call
"He ain't my husband,
he's just a man I live with"
You know, I'm back in the village
I can't stop thinking of you
Let me give you sweets
for the New Year
Are you still working life down?
Beating your heels on the hot ground
Dodging near misses and close calls
Dragging your crown all over town
I've got a nicer ride
I eat better too
I know it doesn't matter
I'm just telling you
Let me give you sweets
for the New Year
How's the little one?
Does she work the five and dime?
You know, it's a different world
Don't spend her time
She deserves wings
to soar; so much more
Are you ready?
You're holding on
to boogie monsters
Don't be a fool for your strength
Stubborn false pride
Wishing everyday you'd died
Living life like it lied
Let me, let me give you sweets
Sweet nothings, sweet some things
Sweet sounds and silence
Sweet days, sweet nights
Love and balance
Sweet times, peace
Higher aims to know
Sweet inspiration
to get up and go


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Dance With Me

Place your hand with mine
The prism of our time
You and me
We said forever, see
You pull away
Come, dance with me
Near you makes it better
I want to feel
What do you want?
Dance, dance for me
Let me see you smile
Move your hair
Let's just two-step in time
Let our bodies change your mind
These lights, I'll turn down
Is that okay?
This shirt, I don't need
Shall I stop or continue play?
See me as I am today
Asking for again
Give love another chance
Dance, baby, dance
I am a drone with no queen
A drake across the pond
This emptiness I can't take
H e l p  m e
M a k e  i t
G o  a w a y
D a n c e
Dance for me
Hear the conga's heat
Let it go, let it out
Pound my chest
I didn't mean to push you
What I once said
I meant, I still do
Yes, these are words
They have no flight
Until mind and action clasp hands
A heart makes it right
I want to dance with you
I am flawed, this you know
But a rainbow
Comes when eyes dry
Don't let me be the dream you fear
We still can have forever
Dance, dance with me


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Standing There

Hazy lazy
No more burn
The day's light dimmed
Half past five
I'm holding on
Your soft skin
So warm on me
The sign of the cross
Is the sway of the palm tree
The earth's whisper blows
Like love on me
A better fit
You on me
Goldfish eyes
Sweet heavy lids
Over my shoulder
One foot lost in the sand
A little orange painted toe
Bores a hole
Like a crab digging out
Inhale exhale
Tiredness says hello
We should head for home
But we don't leave
We can't let go
We're in a close embrace
A lover's moment
We feel too good
Hugging, holding, standing there
A pair


Thursday, February 9, 2012

What Is To Become Of Me

What is to become of me
Now that you are not here
Who can I talk to
While uttering not a sound
Who shall I eat with
When I hunger inside
For your love
What is to become of me
Where can I go
And not see your face
Whom shall I call
Knowing I only want to call you
How shall I dress
When you I dressed and undressed for
What shall I do
When inside me burns still
My love for you
What is to become of me


Monday, February 6, 2012

A Sweet Peace

In a world of haters
wannabe us
stands you
on the corner
of a lullaby
and a happy ending
smile so soft
eyes full of truth.
In a place of hard and easy
my soul shifts
just a little
closer to a sweet peace
your Snow White beckons
let me be your kissing Prince
I don't mind a dwarf named Doc
for a chance others dream
I dare to do
be next to you.
In a time of constant chase
your heart in hand
determines the pace
if to change my world
or set it free
pick me, pick me
sweet peace
pick me.


Saturday, February 4, 2012

Yelling At Objects After We Fight

i hate you
I hate you
I Hate you, Hate you
I HATE you
HATE, HAtE Hate you
hate, hate, i
i hate you
i i I
If only I could
Hate you
I Hate
Hate that
I LOVE you
so damn much


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Save Me

Rabbit hungry
Bird fall from tree
Mother earth listen
I want to be
Whistling in your field
Money green
Harvest full
Help wipe me clean
Go get farmer
To medicine man
Give me a bag
Let me float
Let my butterfly free
Roasted seeds of life
Bush paper burns
Below shining stars
My soul yearns
Restore my faith
I want to see tonight
Tomorrow let me know
Glow of warm sunlight
Soak in the water calm
No matter the wind
Tonight wash away ache
Good old bottle of gin


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

I Didn't See This

I died a little today
I am at a shop
Around the corner
Having a cup of black
At least you could have said goodbye
Why do I have to ask you why
Where did I go that led you there
Saying you will never come back
That you really don't care
I chew the inside of my lip
I taste my blood
Like sickness in my mouth
I'm collapsing from the inside
Gnawing pain in my wrist
Body in a twist
I'm having those thoughts again
I think today will be the end
I can't settle on how to do it
A gun, pills
Jumping off the Roosevelt Bridge
To go means to never come back
I wouldn't care but
I want to see you again
And if I leap
You win
But I'm a better player
I know the rules
I wrote them
But the rookie rises, surpasses
And I slouch on a counter stool
Eating two sugar donuts
Looking for my pride
At the bottom of a coffee cup
And the courage to leave the shop
What happens now
I go home and wait
Maybe you will come
Get your things
I didn't see this