In the Pit of My Gut (mid 80’s)

“That bastard’s really fucked up.”

crawling through space
waiting for God to appear
I spit and light a smoke,
inhaling the poisonous fumes
I impatiently shake my foot
and hear far-off voices.

“Do you think he’s dead?”
“he’s been dead for a long time sweetie.”

Gratitude (2017)

i feel

…gratitude for having the most
wonderful foster daughter, who
shines her light through my
darkness and has been my most
influential and profound teacher.

…gratitude for the simple
pleasures. A friendly hello from a
stranger elates my soul.

…gratitude for books.

See Your World Through A Microscope (1997)

See your world through a microscope
notice the changes and dreams denied
pick the channels that soothe your soul
nothing ever changes but I’m sure you tried

C
Do you like the way you’re lived your life
Do you change your memory for fun
Show your hand but hide the truth
Smile right at ’em and play their game