Friday, April 12, 2013

On A Rainy Friday Afternoon

I was watching wind write poems on the sea
falling in love with pink scrub roses and dunes
their sugar scents and a sliver moon

i want to give my heart away
a bottle, a pen, a note afloat to you
on an outgoing tide on a rainy afternoon

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The daffodil’s sudden yellow made me gasp in the morning sun
where yesterday there was none

i’d give a penny for his thoughts
a lifetime to his dreams
if they were about me

but sometimes dreaming in the wine
isn’t worth my stained lips

i would give a lifetime to spend a day in the sun
dreaming in black and white shooting stars
find love like lightning
where yesterday I had none
got a shiny penny for that?

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Snippets From A Sunday

At closing time the blues man played
head bent and heart like a rainbow, he sang

one of these days i'll catch the right train
one of these days i'll do it for me

i hear those guitar notes again
rising like an April sun unlocking me

how does it happen
a tornado inside me

under a new moon's dark pools 
your soul like a mountain came 
in a fog i thought you might love me 
but the hot pink light outside the bar went out again

years and months could go by
but a day will come
to put you down
to walk away and be done

don't you have somewhere else to be
somewhere that you'll forget about me

A dying day's light shined on the lake
you thought you might love me

watching steam on my coffee cup
i knew it was time
a tide rolling away

my things stuffed in a bag 
i felt like nothing 

one day i'll catch the right train
one day i'll do it for me
a waterfall inside me