Monday, May 23, 2016

05-23-16 When Artists Ruled The World

LIGHTER THAN THIN AIR
WALKING ACROSS BROADWAY
ON A SUNNY AFTERNOON
REMEMBERING HOW THESE STREETS
USED TO LOOK BEFORE THE BIG BOOM
NOW LOST IN THE UNDERGROUND

BUILDINGS COVERED IN POSTERS
ROCK STARS HANGING OUT ON SIDEWALKS
LONG NIGHTS TURNING INTO EARLY DAYS
POETS MAKING LOVE TO PAINTERS
IN AN EXPLOSION OF EXPRESSION
UNTIL THE GALLERIES FADED AWAY

IF YOU LOOK HARD ENOUGH
THE OLD SPIRIT IS STILL HERE
IT'S NOT AS EASY TO SEE IT
IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TO LOOK FOR
BUT THE OLD CHARACTERS EXIST
THE FIRE STILL BURNS INSIDE

CREATORS BLEEDING EMOTIONS
HANGING OUT AT THE OLD HAUNTS
FINDING HIDDEN MASTERPIECES
PAINTED OVER THIRTY YEARS AGO
WHERE THE MUSIC ONCE PLAYED
WHEN ARTISTS RULED THE WORLD

Sunday, May 22, 2016

05-22-16 Universal Mind Designs

A unique identity
Out in the universe
Where it all exists

Iconic images
Infinite by design
Always inspirational

Planting seeds
Inside the fertile mind
Of modern civilization

Thoughts and ideas
Growing through the years
Blooming in a beautiful garden

Saturday, May 21, 2016

05-21-16 It's A New Day

soft freshness 
of quiet stillness
in the warm air
as dawn breaks
light spills out
across the planet
the world awakens

a new day is born

Friday, May 20, 2016

05-20-16 All Night Moves

the morning sunrise
is a beautiful time to be alive
slow walk to the newsstand 
to get a cup of hot coffee 
lost in scattered thoughts
patterns in a bed of shadows
peaceful heart shining on you

switching reality somewhere else
another slide in the wrong place
cold air chills in odd directions
those are evil demons lurking 
they are in this room right now
washed up again in paranoia
create something special

Thursday, May 19, 2016

05-19-16 Mystery Six

Are you with us

Pinpoint the precise location
The storm will make it's way home
Bad weather lurking up ahead

Try to stay on the line

In the absence of distress
Emergency frequency radio call
Crack the discrete codes

Find a way to love your life


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

05-18-16 Chelsea Hotel #313

found my way down
onto the floor of the garden
covering a frozen bed of ice
looking out onto twenty third
where so many others once stood
singing a thousand sweet songs
to trigger the spirits of sound
music legends in the room
amazing energies contained
hotel destruction renovations
ghosts linger in the old walls

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

05-17-16 We'll Always Have Vegas

Robots in charge
Second place finish
Flash piece swing
Hot motorcycle hit
Missed opportunities
Suffer embarrassment
Coconut hotel high rise
Fire first thing tonight
Out on the town again
Doing casinos in style
Raining cold cash money
Free drinks before the party
Bottle service breakdown
Kick the heavy pavement
Even harder next time
Wind up face down

Monday, May 16, 2016

05-16-16 Animals Are People Too

Rhinoceros at the dinner table
Ferocious beasts having tea
Lion kingdom in midtown
City streets for jungle love

Elephants in the room tonight
Apologies accepted at the zoo
Wilderness secrets to success
Rat race snakes hunt in shadows

Birds sing beautiful songs
Creature comforts create culture
Vultures have no shame today
Emotional giraffes cry inside

Gorillas grow gardens of greatness
Butterflies fly over shiny rainbows
The call of all wild roars in the store
Hippopotamus spending too much money

Sunday, May 15, 2016

05-15-16 About Everything

inner landing

       push it up the tube


           rocket ship space command


   slaves to electric radiation

            the time traveler was right





                   about everything




   
      at Earth's final hour


mankind spiraling toward extinction


             Sasquatch survives it all


  swimming with mermaids


              in Loch Ness with the monster 


telling spooky ghost stories


                watching flying saucers


    off in the distance


                            far away beyond the stars

          into an alternate dimension 


        where you are reading this poem


                      somewhere

                      
                       in the future
                       
         

Saturday, May 14, 2016

05-14-16 Old Photos In A Shoe Box

too many memories
come flooding back
in a tsunami of emotion

good times in the sunshine
birthdays and beach days
baseball games and barbecues

too much fun to care
we were unaware
that it wouldn't last

Friday, May 13, 2016

05-13-16 Capture Your Imagination

Seeing from a new viewpoint
Find the guts to tell the truth
Spill your secrets to the world

Change your perspective
Respecting timeless classics
The beauty of interpretation 

Colors have become abstract 
Hidden messages speak to you
On your search for enlightenment 

Surround yourself with art
Inspire yourself with creativity
Free yourself with expression


Thursday, May 12, 2016

05-12-16 Earth Mother

A hidden garden
Only the birds know

Vines entwined
You'll never find it

Pure heart of beauty
Sacred energy of nature

Secret treasure buried
Deep within the woods

Glowing in the light of day
Illuminated center of the universe

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

05-11-16 Ugly Naked

never
walk away
with money
on the table

look away
as you walk
right out
that door

yesterday
you looked
like trash
on TV

breakfast
whiskey sin
sunrise begins
over exposed

we don't care
you fit right in
riding high by
dawn's early light