In the time between night and morning. In the delirium of the border country between awakening and near post sleep, a kiss dreamed can feel real. The whipped up, ephemeral body feels solid enough to elicit a reaction in those in-between hours. Sugary sweet it must be. The mind sees. The neck cranes. The lips […]

The day, sitting just over my shoulder, was a particularly, hot and sunny one. It was not a day to go unnoticed. Fuzzy and out of focus, the day’s canvas painted itself with the blotting of greens, yellows, blues, and browns. The leaves, on a nearby bush, bobbed on the hot air, resisting the push […]

Drop the beat, the heat, slide the wisdom to the streets. DOOM the funk like unwashed feet or some ole skunk meat. The El Dorado, gold crease, please the teddy bear market with ease. Decease or desist. Drop it like it’s hot ’til the heartbeat cease. Roll up on it like Thought in a spaceship. […]

I made a robot on a hot Summer day. I wore my old Wisconsin shirt with athletic shorts to stay cool. But it was one of those particularly humid, Midwestern, hot Summer days. The kind where the heat just sticks to you; chasing you even into the shade. I assembled the legs, arms, and torso. […]

Each day after school, a little brown boy grabbed his backpack to begin his journey home. As he exited the main doors, he would look down at his sock with the blue stripe, near the top, slouching around his ankle. He would reach down and pull it up. As he began to walk, it would […]

“Every time we FAIL, we tell ourselves a little bit of a truth and a little bit of a lie. The truth: There’s something to be learned from it and we’ll be better people for it. The lie:  We’ll achieve success, if we go through the process again.  It is possible, definitely not guaranteed, and […]

A star packed sky dots the scene, Hand in hand, a quixotic dream, Jumping out of a Friday night, And onto the movie screen. Speed it up, slow it down. We glide across the shoreline. We out race the light, We love in never ending night! For It was written across the heavens, In the […]

And If there is a God…Somewhere way up high,Way beyond the sky,I will one day be free,Be free to just be,Feeling good, grinnin’ into the breeze. Running free through the night air,Escaping the mental trap houseBlue eyes and fair,The deception laid bare,The fog parted,Breathing in rarefied air. Only then slightly aware…Of the fear spliced into, programmed […]

Fingers snap, hands clap, the melody wanders into the room. Heart rush, guitar crush, hidden in the corner with whom? Pecan brushed lover, sitting on a faint gray sofa, against faint gray walls. From over, near the door, to the middle of the floor, the melody crawls. With spider web vibrations, on a line to […]