Saturday, August 30, 2014

18



commenting on 
the cold 
she shivered

pulled the cord
once, twice

the outboard
thrummed 

mist hovered

thickly forested hillside

rust roof's
dab 

receded 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

zelda



it was a house
as she'd never seen

rich
but not garish

sumptuous yet simple

stamped in refinement

the furnishings 
uniformly graceful 
elegant

it was a house
where culture dwelt with wealth
in repose

it was a house
as she'd never seen

it was a house

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

the cereal aisle


in the deathly gaudy
cereal aisle
i paused
scanned
to see if anyone still
made
wheat puffs

bottom shelf
store brand

i put two in the cart

hoping

to somehow

return to that little kitchen
worn linoleum floor
in that little apartment
way west
50th street
way west
so long ago
way west
when the entire world
was

when the entire world
was

when the entire world
was

fresh

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Simply Saucer's "Baby Nova"


My cover art (image and type) for the new release of ancient work by Canada's proto-psych punks, Simply Saucer.


Sunday, June 1, 2014

believer


this enchanted evening
(or one very soon)
the beautiful millionaire lady
will steer a
sparkling
lake placid blue
1962
cadillac into the drive
knock on my door
asking for directions

i'll invite her
in
for coffee

we'll converse 
an hour or two

scintillating 

then she'll say
what on earth
are you 
(you fascinating man!)
doing here?

come with me
live with me
in the castle by the sea

(i will love her voice)

bring your cats
and your favorite guitar
(that candy cola one)
we'll return 
for the rest of your stuff

a fairy tale life
in the castle by the sea...

will this happen?

yes

i'm as certain of this
as
the sun rising 
in the morning

i have a deep abiding faith

i'm a believer

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

willows



moated castle
apricot and black 
on dusky silver moon

starlit picnic willows
weeping willows
seaside willows
windmill rows

rows and rows

her hands held
for a moment
a moment

a sea of tulips

willows
and tulips

silver sliver of
dissonance

a sea of tulips
vivid
ablaze w/a vengeance  

Monday, December 9, 2013

vinegar



drink
the vinegar
fortify your bones
your bones
make your bones
strong

your shadow strong
distinct so sharp
crisp
as snow