Falling Up

Word balloons drift from my lips Thoughts scrambled like secret code Restraining this odd feeling Emotions desperate to explode Instead of toppling to the ground I am lifted by loving hands Relearning to reveal myself Vulnerable to life’s new plans Miles of hard road lay behind This face not recognizable in the mirror A journey … More Falling Up

Goon Squad

Morally bent Socially stunted Easily influenced Weep when confronted Alternative reality Argument baiters Glibly offended Deniers and haters Sore losers Promoting a lie Truth discarded Factual shanghai White culture bias Allegiance is “me” not “we” Doctrine over country Insurrection ’tis of thee Conjure a smokescreen Loosen the wingnuts Dispatch a battle cry Their goose-stepping struts … More Goon Squad

1+1=3

Nothing about her can be forgotten Equally memorable is her name Beguiling but unpretentious I’m just a moth to her flame The length of her arm A million miles long In time, she pulled in The embrace held me strong There is me, her and us All distinctive lives Independent yet shared Each keeps our … More 1+1=3

View From the Floor

A trek to an inverted neighborhood Nothing soft about hardwood Looking eye to eye with shoes Footwear gossip if they choose Rising to speak and people stare My words drift sideways thru the air Snaking thru people to the objective A smile might change her perspective Life is busy inside my head It’s lonely here … More View From the Floor

Ticket to Ride

The Beatles left us to find the way Gone, alone to navigate eternity In my life, we live in a yellow submarine Tomorrow never knows the possibility The revolution disappeared for many Now it’s adulthood on Blue Jay Way Ask me why all you need is love I should have known better, yesterday Lovely Rita, … More Ticket to Ride

Time After Time

The past is present to me The future is my next breath Tangled words escape my throat A dream avoids a lonely death Life is short, but I’ll wait A crooked path brought me here Where I hoped your trek paused Miles away, yet seems so near Memories evaporate like rain Walk through the cleansing … More Time After Time