Saturday, March 24, 2018

give and take

I bought a little trash can
I took it out of the bag it was in
then I took the bag 
wadded it up
and tossed it within
about all this
no wisdom can I make
only that life is always
give and take

Friday, March 23, 2018


the squawking of birds
pierce the quiet to announce:
it's spring in Portland

Thursday, March 22, 2018


if you spoke good English
and from the way you talk, you don't
not because you couldn't
it's just because you won't
so let me be your translator
so all will understand
the meaning behind your anger
with that rifle in your hand

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

when objects fall

I get mad 
when objects fall
it's like gravity
has it in for me
I curse like my dad
when objects fall
is no friend, you see
and there's nothing I can do
science doesn't listen
things fall time and time again
they don't need my permission

I go crazy
when objects fall
I don't want it to be
my destiny
to be controlled
when objects fall
you can see
I take this personally
do I learn from my mistakes?
I would if I made one
I will pay attention if
it came to that occasion

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

another day

it's another day
another chance to do good
I need strong coffee

Monday, March 19, 2018

remembering you

here I am again
remembering you
the only thing I know
how to do
when I need you
I go inside my heart
first I smile
then laugh
then cry
and then I fall apart

where do I start?

time and time again
remembering you
how do I stop
I don't have a clue
when I need you
I look inside my mind
first I smile
then laugh
then cry
and then you leave me behind

like I wouldn't mind

it hurts too much
remembering you
I've got to find 
something else to do
I need you more
than should be allowed
I need to stop
but I don't know how
I've thought it all
the way through
I've made up my mind
I need to start anew
but it's impossible to do
here I am again
remembering you
remembering you

Sunday, March 18, 2018

this potato

that potato
gave its life to quench your hunger
it does not deserve to be deep fried
you shake your head
you look at me in wonder
why must this hunger be denied