Sunday, May 8, 2016

Before and After

There is before
and there is after

Before was
inside jokes

After is

Since you left
after is all I have
but before keeps me going

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Another Reality

In another reality
You did not die
The flowers I buy for your grave
Are for someone else

You did not die
The tears I cry
Are for someone else
And you and I still laugh together

The tears I cry
Remaining in reserve
And you and I still laugh together
With wild abandon

Remaining in reserve
The tears are unneeded
With wild abandon
My heart yet unshattered

You are still here with me
In another reality
I think of this as I hold
The flowers I buy for your grave

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Borrowed Time

Swirling, whirling winds
Stirring up the sands of time
Stop you in your tracks

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Love Song of Taylor Swift

I Wish You Would Speak Now.
Tell Me Why You’re Not Sorry after
The Way I Loved You, Forever and Always.
Everything Has Changed. I’m Only Me when I’m with You, but in my
Wildest Dreams, I Knew You were Trouble,
All Too Well.

You Belong with Me, Mine.
The Story of Us takes me Back to December, when I was
Fifteen and 22. I had a
Love Story, but you would Never Grow Up. Now there are
Teardrops on My Guitar, and I am without Holy Ground,
A Place in This World.

All You Had to Do was Stay; Stay, Stay, Stay,
That’s How You Get the Girl, but now This Love is
Mean, Treacherous. We have
Bad Blood. Haunted by your
Last Kiss, it’s Sad, Beautiful, Tragic that
We are Never Getting Back Together.

Innocent, Tied Together with a Smile
On the Outside, I Should’ve Said No to one
Cold as You.  Change?
I Almost Do, but Enchanted,
Sparks Fly, and I play Our Song for
The Last Time.

I Heart ? This is The Best Day,
Better than Revenge. I am The Lucky One.
Fearless, I ride a White Horse with
Style under Starlight and
Stay Beautiful. Long Live this
State of Grace.

I Know Places with a Picture to Burn and
Blank Space where I can Shake it Off. Now I
Breathe Red and
Begin Again Clean. I am
Out of the Woods, Safe and Sound.

Friday, June 26, 2015


“Amen to Love”

Things change
And people’s views change with them
What was unthinkable yesterday
Is confirmed by law today
Just love who you want
Give God the glory
And all will work out
In the end

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Feeling Alliterative

Smooth seas seldom spawn skillful sailors.

          -- alliterative version of African proverb

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Game of Jeopardy! in Haiku

First round Jeopardy
The clues easier
My responses right

Double Jeopardy
Tougher stuff I need to know
Will I buzz in first?

The Daily Doubles
Seeking to find hidden gems
And earn more money

Final Jeopardy
Wagering right is crucial
Don't act like Clavin!