For Susan

For Susan

South of Cincinnati Where the crows And rivers sing I drove a road Of heartache Like a broken Sparrow’s wing   I saw the sun A-setting In a flood of golden tears And felt you here beside me Like you were In all those years We rambled Up in Houston In our cowgirl...

February

The slanting February sun Wrapped in a grey furry blanket Begs forgiveness for offering no warmth She offers no golden stream Of light that we might bask in While sitting in the old, Red chair in the kitchen She offers no color to the day That might distract us While...
The Woman Inside of Me

The Woman Inside of Me

There is a woman Who lives inside me She winks and takes Me aside She says I need To move out west Where in the mountains I might abide Then she laughs And twirls around And says, “No, not That way-but see!”! I think you better Buy a boat And live the summer free Then...

Empty Room

A chair at the window A trunk full of dreams A bed with a sag in it And holes in the screens Yarn all a tatter Clothes in a box Books in a corner Doors without locks Life is a moment It’s raw and it’s pungent It’s bitingly brutal And tender as teardrops We’re strong...

THE HALLOWEEN RIDE

Deep night, a slice of moon Bright as a dagger All things warm blooded well hidden The souls on this eve, return for a chance To beg their past sins forgiven Standing at the forefront grinning The dust a disembodied beast I heard his thundering wagon approach His grin...

A New Day

A new day, one that’s never been used before! I will grab it by the tail and wrestle it to the ground. Or I might softly listen, while looking with brown eyes, uncovering mysteries beneath pine trees. Share...