Friday, December 2, 2016

12-02-16 When I See You Again

When I see you
It's like no time
Has passed since
I last saw your face
And your voice
Sounds the same
And your smile
Lights up the room
Until I awaken to find
It was only a dream
And you are still gone

Thursday, December 1, 2016

12-01-16 Peace Of Pizza

a fresh slice
right out of the oven
dripping cheese
sloppy sauce
on crunchy crust

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

11-30-16 Mint

Protected from the elements
Safe and sound inside a box
Warm during the coldest winters
Dry during the wettest rainstorms
Cool during the hottest summers
Untouched as the years roll by
Found again in perfect condition

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

11-29-16 Crosstown Downpour

The crackle of raindrops
Pouring down in the city
Where I am in solitude
Underneath my umbrella

The city is quiet in a storm
Water rushes through streets
Like temporary river rapids
Cleaning filth off the sidewalk

Monday, November 28, 2016

11-28-16 Shapeshifter On The Subway

Playing fast and loose
With reality in disbelief
Turning into another man
Assume your new identity

Speak in another language
Free speech is under attack
Turn yourself inside out again
Instant backstory behind you

But are you really you
And who are you really
When you get lost in the crowd
It is easy to lose your true self

Sunday, November 27, 2016

11-27-16 House Copy

Flip back
Through pages
Yellowed from time

Check back
To find out about
The true history

Read it again
Over and over
At your leisure

Live inside
Stories twice told
Get lost in the fantasy

Keep it safe
For all eternity
To keep knowledge alive

Saturday, November 26, 2016

11-26-16 Candle In The Window

Soft light
From a candle
In an open window
Flickering quickly
In a golden glow

Friday, November 25, 2016

11-25-16 Time Traveler On The Run

Predetermined outcome
Several forces at work
Set amount in advance
Finite resources grow

Passion for the surprise
Subtle form of excitement
Guilty pleasure in the dark
On a journey into yesterday

Thursday, November 24, 2016

11-24-16 Exile On Bleecker Street

Explode upon the scene
With an appetite for imagery
In the heart of downtown art
Where culture clashes with life
And knowledge is born free

Kiss the beautiful young spirits
Shining with endless energy
Having intense fun at all costs
Where the rules are forgotten
And joy is never in short supply

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

11-23-16 Dark Undercurrents

Seven moons from nowhere
Soon you will not remember
If you were ever really there

Bloodsucking vampires know
The secret to immortality
Is staying very young at heart

Kiss of the whispering winds
Tell secrets from the underworld
Lifting the veil of ultimate truth

Ancient relics from a forgotten time
Capture the energies released around
To hold inside for eternity until the end

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

11-22-16 Flash Squad

ghosts of my younger self
now an old shell on a shelf
but no trophies can compare
to that smell in the hot air
when the fuel is pumping
and the music is thumping
spinning grinning winning
on top of the world class
shaking your fine ass
across the dance floor
right out the door
onto the pavement
into the sunset

Monday, November 21, 2016

11-21-16 The First Snowflake Of The Season

When the first snowflake falls
Everything changes to winter
Your mind is filled with wonder
The cold winds blow a bit stronger
Warm clothes are unpacked again
Holiday decorations are put up
Festive dinners are being planned
Time to throw some logs on the fire
Because the first snowflake falls
The first snowstorm is sure to follow

Sunday, November 20, 2016

11-20-16 Flashy Showbiz Moves

Piano keys play our song
Late in the evening tonight
Spotlight shines like the sun
A deadly chill is in the air

Sitting in the diner at our table
Drinking warm cloudy tap water
Spreading butter on stale bread
Over cold spaghetti and meatballs

Stop at the gas station on the way
Drive all night on the endless highway
I promise I will still love you tomorrow
Turn up my favorite song on the radio