They said, “The peace couldn’t last for too long.”  You could hear the acrid breeze moving through the leaves.  You could see the diseased air stripping the trees. My daughter asked, “Daddy, what does it mean?”  I answered, “Things are about to become scary.  So be wary of the character of strangers you meet.”  Roll […]

The days grow shorter, the heat turned lukewarm and the outcome’s been chosen. The embers glow passionately, more seldom, only on the occasion an errant breeze is spoken. The ashes caught in the wind, caught up in the cooling effect of the daily this and that, so and so, and to and fro…as reasons to […]

The Sun’s light shown through the windows and doors of the all white room. The all white curtains stood sentry at the windows, motionless while at attention. She sat at the piano between two, all white columns. Her wrists, in staccato movements, struck the keys with angled elbows, while her mahogany fingers, deliciously, devoured each […]

The candle lit, the flame dances atop the wick, dancing between the winds, pushed between pursed lips.  The arcane spoken word, the sunshine, bringing life to those without it.  The twist, thirsty and peckish for more like a deep pull, but settling for just a sip. On October the fifth, I climbed into my mind […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

The disease had sharpened my senses –not destroyed –not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute. I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. I heard many things in hell. How, then, am I mad? Hearken! and observe how healthily –how calmly I can tell you the whole story.-Edgar […]