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Novel excerpt: untitled, fiction

Summary: She’s horrible. She’s a loud, abrasive bully who is also a drunk and a chain-smoker.  Court-ordered to therapy in lieu of jail time for assault, it’s when she finally goes under during an intense hypnosis session that she wakes up in her pre-adolescent body – two years before the car accident that killed her mother.   Excerpt (first draft)… 1. …

Novel excerpt: untitled, science fiction

Summary: Meet the future: civilization is a dystopian landscape thinly disguised as a progressive utopia – a willing society subdued and regimented through collective medication. Alternatively, there is the Fringe: outcasts, freedom fighters.  Meet Lilly, the civilian who skipped her dose, and is caught somewhere between her call to duty, and her draw to the raw elements of the Fringe society.  …

Quit – a poem about love and cigarettes

The Poem… Quit I would love to be Held and adored Squeezed and reassured Lilted to perfection Given a new perception By you. But, Failing all that I’d really like to smoke a cigarette.  Background…

I am Love – a poem crafted from the names of my family

The Poem… I am Love Quiet and unassuming Vast and devilishly keen.   Victorious through peace,  Dedicated to the cause, the cause, the cause The divine will increase Carefully cultivate Circular enhancements of  Thriving possibilities.  Ride with me!  Blazes across my sky. I am Love! I am Love!  Ride with me Background… Certainly the only poem I’ve written where I …

Laughing in the Sky – a poem remembering my dad

The Poem… Laughing in the Sky If I could still hear you I bet I’d hear Laughing, laughing Way up in the sky. I bet it echoes Through cosmos and ages I bet it rolls and rumbles Bellying over the winds And crashing through tides. I can almost hear If I listen very hard Laughing Laughing Way up high. Background… …

It’s Better from a Distance – my country song

The Poem… It’s better from a distance I have a friend who has it all An attentive husband Diamonds on her hands And pearls around her neck. I saw them out for dinner one night He pulled out her chair And kissed her cheek And I pretended not to look Pretended not to care. I told her the next day …

(NSFW) Low Class – I was going for ‘sexy’ with this poem

The Poem… Low class Swayin’ hips Butter lips Round a fist Make ‘im wisp Lady luck She down on me? Get in my truck Get down on me. Bar fly Caught high Don’t be shyyy Oooh, myyy… She’s walkin’ And wailin’ She got no time For pray, pray, prayin’ She’s a low class Low show Get up, ready-o! Move on, …

Joey – a poem about my son

The Poem… Joey On a normal day You seem very heavy. You can get in the way And you can be so needy. I pick you up I feel the weight And think, damn this is hard.  Just wait, Joey, wait! Then we laughed today Loud, belly rolling giggles I scooped you up in all your wriggles Laughing, and swinging …