Betrayed – a poem about regret

Betrayed ‘I’ve had someone else’ I boomed; commanded. My confidence wavered As pain cracked Across her brave little face. She tightened her lips And crushed her brow She steeled me with Her blue-eyed gaze And turned away. ‘Go.’ She quietly thundered As the wall went up. Panicked, I reach out to her. ‘I lied!’ ‘I’ve changed my mind’ ‘Don’t shut …

Dancing in the Kitchen – a poem

The Poem… Dancing in the kitchen I guess it was just after midnight We were a little wired from the heat And skittering delight. We’re getting to know each other Slowly Inch by inch Minute by minute Night by night. I stood strangely in the kitchen My arms were crossed Because I’m afraid of this. You leaned in with easy …

One-Way Ticket: a poem about your choice

The poem… One-Way Ticket ‘It’s a one-way ticket to paradise’, he said. ‘You won’t want to come back,’ he assured. He cocked his head, and toothed a grin Nudging me toward the train. I got to paradise, alright. And paradise is dry. And thirsty.  And a little bitter. The train dropped me off in Mojave Someone’s adobe idea Of bone …

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, …