The Analog Guy

Is that really my reflection What happened to that guy My glasses need a correction Smartphone selfies don’t lie — Keep on keep on truckin’ Despite losing a step Aches and pains are suckin’ But still I gotta shlep — The world spun too many times Now the reference is grumpy The song in my … More The Analog Guy

I’m Not Afraid

Life rejects the intuitive map Unexpected turns, detours, construction The scenery, pretty but foreign Was I staring at my own destruction? — Rivers run deep, yet creeks creep Anxiety builds, awaiting time to arrive The quiet invites deep, cold thoughts When doubt and fear thrive — In the neurons of my mind The universe peeks … More I’m Not Afraid

Ride of Your Life

Gobbled-up by the slipstream Good intentions are upside down How did you get into my dream Really, I’m not this inverted clown — A frightening loss of control And no secret ejection seat The tension consumes me whole The jangle of an irregular beat — Darkness is a blinding trance Pitched sound, deafens ringing ears … More Ride of Your Life

Homebody

A retreat to recalibrate Getting to know me The stillness is my song Even my shadow is carefree Do not fear aloneness Embrace it openly Reconcile the musty past History is your eternity This respite is a turnabout Along an unwritten journey Breathing in the spectral day Threading together each memory I’ve wandered and lived … More Homebody

When I’m Sixty-Four

When you are ten years old, 64 seems unimaginable. Grandparents are that age. Hey wait, I’m a grandparent! Impossible!! I’m nine months into my 64th year. What a year it’s been. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. From the pandemic to the loss of a loved one to establishing life as a single to contemplating … More When I’m Sixty-Four

The Introspective Soul

Take a moment, how do you rate? Not bulletproof just compassionate Battered, but far from needing a transplant A safe house, always a willing confidante Weighty enough to tether you to reality Stepping forward to seize your responsibility Humble mastery of your malfunctions Correcting damage from your compunctions Resisting the pull of immature behavior Stand … More The Introspective Soul