Monthly Archives: April 2007

Pothole Blues

The Big Trip can get interrupted but it won’t get cancelled. Even if you get detoured you might find a better way to get where you’re ultimately going. I did sometimes despite myself and remember an old Irish Blessing, “May … Continue reading

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Ancient Sages

Grandpa and Maw-Maw My Great Uncle Will Sweet Auntie Agatha Old Preacher man Bill They’ve so much to offer Blood, sweat, and tears Wisdom indescribable The harvest of years I must learn to listen I have got to observe I … Continue reading

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Swimming Pools

No running is allowed As a safety rule Fun and danger coexist At the swimming pool Do a big cannonball Just jump right in The water’s truly fine My old wet friend Stroking and floating Crawl and paddle Chlorinated delight … Continue reading

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Marshmallows

In my heart I unquestionably know that the Creator of this big cosmic production was aware of what was going on and that I should just sit back, calm down, and enjoy the show. That sometimes meant crying and being … Continue reading

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fried corn medley

creamy treasure gooey potion massive helpings wide and deep butter salty cobless pleasure kernels stuck in big front teeth pot of green beans creamed potatoes hands awashed with ivory soap cornbread’s crispy taste buds wait for big old slice of … Continue reading

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lickey face

old brown dog worships me greets me at the door i pet his head he begs for more. kiddos adore me sit in my lap hug my neck tiptoe when I nap. mama babied me shielded my fall daddy held … Continue reading

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Woodpecker Relogic

The man and I now agree What’s good for him and good for me? I beat my head against a tree and Walden Ridge provides for me The mountain teaches him to be The transcendent one living free To use … Continue reading

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Oh Boy! Oh Joy!

Flutter little wings Clutter little minds Mutter little words Stutter little lines Divide the spoils Decide one’s joy Divorce mundane Divine little boy Pedal to heaven Metal and skin Poppin’ a wheelie Ride like the wind Tommy Typical 2005 Nothing … Continue reading

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Koma Me

A virtuous man named Koma waited forty years to sit with the elders. The exalted sages assembled around the fire at night and spoke of hallowed things and told mystical tales. Sometimes they would read from the ancient scrolls and … Continue reading

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graveyard instruction

past present future is was and shall be truth fable sentient fate luck destiny reverie stirring state of perception knowing enigma candor deception tremulous phantom quietly endear it ancestral union enduring spirit I’ve always loved graveyards and I pay a … Continue reading

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