Another friend called With little time left After the Fall Every moment’s a theft Seeded on Sunday A knock at the door Fangs in a nightmare Neck in a claw Who comes to help? Rapists as Saints Hand on the Holy Book Dripping white paint Facing the Altar Facing the Cross Some still won’t tremble … Continue reading Four Stanzas In A Minute Of Panic
This song popped into my head this morning. Mid tempo rock. Unfinished, a different breathline than usually occurs to me, but what the hey. My imagination is sheltered in place too. Found an address book in the back of a box of Not much of anything worth moving to a smaller place And I … Continue reading Sorting
Will it keep my mother in my mind Or hold me down until the shadows pass? This thing I do in slowly pulsing light That finds the center of black * If in this room I had the say I’d cut it surgically around Place it glistening aloud On my wobbly lusterless tray (Preserving just … Continue reading The Mood This Morning
Sad and blue Sad and blue Pick up pen Red will do News is news It’s never true It’s chewed up bird Spit for you They don’t love you Never did Of course you kept Your motive hid Through a window In the glass Who we are Is how we pass
Whimsy came and whimsy went For Lent * Save me save me down the hole The Hour presses Someone spotted A kiting Soul Against the brimming darkness * Still and be still Mind I love While we are able Still to speak The striking match The hissing leak
(Song, Uptempo Rock) Please cover up you cover girl You don’t gotta show Everything that nature gives a damn about Gonna notice in the work place Gonna notice in the first place Who you are who you are Cover girl it’s in your face They don’t get to hack If you don’t turn your back … Continue reading Cover Girl You Are
If you live your life like it was held for ransom every time some shadow rolls across your heart You’ll pay and pray plead with your captor But you’ll cry alone in the dark If you live your life like a bursting fountain water for the garden all the flowers and the weeds You’ll see … Continue reading Water Heart and Seed
The Bully barks in orange glow Stuns the weak ones row on row His politics are of a piece He burps up sheep and dabs with fleece The Bubble’s head turns right or left Dependent on the donors’ heft Her policies perch on a vane And all her answers, Puddentaine For the Ballot fair and … Continue reading Ballot ’16
Chorus: Well now here you are, where the years fade away with a whisper And the people you loved, oh the people you loved they fade away too And you, standing at the window with a cup of tea, making a silly face, that would have made them smile It’s so you The laughter comes … Continue reading It’s So You (Breaking Wave)
On its face at first blush It’s just crazy enough If it were a lark it would fly To be howling within Round a ravenous sin While the face is a whitewashed lie * On its face at first blush It's not something you touch It’s that something you taste with your eye It’s more … Continue reading An Explanation?
* I’m dead, but needn’t say so so sleight the hand sleight of hand sleight of His most grievous hand eyes that meet mine never know * Pry the purpose out Is that a Clock? No, that’s a Cross. Yes, that’s a Clock. Sweet wave of Christ wash over me, these sad sack bones, this … Continue reading That Mood Again
Children's Song The Word, the Word is very near in my mouth and in my ear in my heart and in my soul I love Jesus that's the way I roll Jesus said if you hear my voice Father's given you a choice you can be good or you can be bad make Jesus happy … Continue reading The Word, the Word
Let your yes be yes Let your no be no Anything more than this Is danger to your soul Will His guiding light Go dim as shadows grow Oh will he abandon us? No and no and no Speak His name in Truth And you will be blessed Is God one person in a Trinity? … Continue reading Let Your Yes Be Yes
Saw a show last night on PBS Why I had it on is anyone’s guess Said this world is not what it seems You ‘n me are made out of the stuff of dreams Itty bitty bits that no eye can see Twitchin’ like Elvis on a weekend spree Peeped over his specs ‘n said … Continue reading Why Are We Wet?
1 Should I peek around the corner? Does that convey? Ratchet the neck bones up to a hole in the brimming dark and with what I have for eyes now blistered over summon in pantomime the blinding awe? 2 How can I pitch you this idea? This terra infirma of the Solid Rock The … Continue reading Two More In A Mood