She Gets Me

Of the billions of objects Why did she pick me? This orb, bruised and silent A solitary body in the galaxy — Before we met, she knew me Curious with this mystery Patient, waiting for the bloom Every day another page to the story — She reaches for my hand A schoolboy, queasy The energy … More She Gets Me

I’m That Guy

The years wear deep grooves Like canyons, especially on my soul Time grows many tree-like rings Towering, flaunty as a maypole — Memories fly by, mile markers of life A teen sprouts, what’s it all about Twenties, playing like a grownup No longer convincing as a Boy Scout — Married and a family at thirty … More I’m That Guy

Blame it on the Hippies for Wanting a Better America

America was great until the damn liberals, poor people, those of color or different ideas and unwashed, longhaired communists started to make trouble. Life was good in Christian, Wonder Bread America before the criticism and protests. It was those commie longhairs that tried to destroy what’s good about this country. If they don’t like it, … More Blame it on the Hippies for Wanting a Better America


Reaching 30 is a milestone How your 20s have flown Your mom marvels at how you’ve grown Just yesterday, taking steps on your own Mountains to climb, trails to trek A bucket list to check In the 20s, spreading your wings, gear up The 30s, taking flight, no longer a young pup Be humble at … More 30

Too Much of Everything

Staring at the angry, puffed-out clouds Changing partners, like the fickle weather I’m a monsoon consuming a thirsty desert Too many lovers, hope they don’t get together — Cognitive overload dissolves my resolve Tangled words need spoken The old footprints are still clear Hopefulness buckles until broken — Folly drives uncommitted actions Fear passes through … More Too Much of Everything

The Morning

The sun awoke me as usual I miss the morning mist Rediscovering your scent Reveling in that first gentle kiss — Sounds of the ocean Stir my memory banks The happiest of times Even now, giving thanks — Images of us Frisky and unashamed Burns as an eternal flame Comforting me, now lamed — This … More The Morning

A Walk in the Park

His life is the next meal and walk We share the sidewalk, but he leads A deep conversation, but just my talk Off he goes, to the shrubs and weeds — I hold the leash, he’s really the teacher Through him, life is revealed Quiet reverence, the canine preacher My trivial problems are healed — … More A Walk in the Park

Hold my beer, I need to overthink this!

“If overthinking was an Olympic sport, I could compete for the gold, if, I decided to enter the event,” the man said. There lies the problem, getting past the thinking stage. Just kidding, I’ve over-thought this and I’m fine. I’m almost sure. Overthinking is defined as “a loop of unproductive thoughts” or “an excessive amount … More Hold my beer, I need to overthink this!

The Endless Enigma

I couldn’t know any better My ego was holstered Blinded, she was like-minded Suddenly, my confidence was bolstered — It was spring and I felt the zing My eyes spotted her shadow Sassy she was My face was flush, aglow — She dropped from a double rainbow I had imagined her before Misty-eyed, as the … More The Endless Enigma