Monolith

Monolith Running laps around the carousel Blitzing at American Dream speed No time to think of why Just churn out numbers until I die I run straight smack into a monolith It suddenly appeared right in my way So massive, so resolute So beautiful I hit so hard my mind just stopped cold I feared…

The Hope

The Hope Poetry shouldn’t be forced I’m not sure anything good comes from coercion I’m so impeded, the words won’t come They are there in my mind, in my soul Yet there is this dark blockade Anger, fatigue, self-doubt, irritation, impatience These are the bricks in the wall   I so often wait around for…

The Way

The Way I can feel the poems within me Growing, moving, churning Not yet ready to see the light Yet building the light within me greatly Sometimes I feel volcanic, ready to burst asunder Sometimes there’s simply quiet, undercurrent Moving the continents One millimeter at a time These senses are so subtle, sublime Yet also…

Upriver

Upstream I do not like walking around my neighborhood It reminds me of how far I have not come I never imagined my life to be this way I lived the life of academic success, Hard work Be kind to everyone   Where am I? Not where I was told I would be   Or…

Embrace

Embrace I am not your savior for the day Nor am I an expert in anything All of these experts I hear the future laughing at them “Those thoughts are ridiculous! Everyone knows that isn’t so!” I just don’t want to be there I don’t want to be in that group Known for not just…

Autumn (Change)

Autumn An introverted poet Often it is an inanimate life Filled with avoidance Loneliness Introspection Questions Doubts   People seem more like interruptions Than the gifts they truly are I can sit all night and wish upon a star Yet if there is no one else to share it with What does it ever really…

Petting Pixie

Petting Pixie When one can write about everything It can be hard to write about anything I could write about penguins and naps I could talk about brie cheese or traps There could be all sorts of adventuresome meanderings Or I could simply sit here and pet the dachshund Otherwise she would go on one…

The Day After the Best Day

  The Day After the Best Day It’s funny how I want certain days to linger Almost drowning in all of the goodness Exhausted from the fun Yet, a night of sleeping later I awake to a sense that all of that is now a memory There is stillness in the now Unknowing in the…

The Throne

The Throne You know I could drone on like the typical sad poet But then I thought, “today I don’t have to do that at all” Yes there is darkness, evil, and ugliness But there is also light, good, and beauty   I get to choose which one to focus on   Even in the…

T=mg+ma

T=mg + ma These paradoxes are killing this Western man I’m told that giving up is the way to life Then giving up is the way to shame I’m told that rest brings me to peaceful healing Yet I rest and become more lame I’m not saying the truth is a lie But what I…

Outside

Outside Im glad to hear children playing outside Their laughter permeating all walls and barriers Breaking through the barricades Tearing down the bleak tirades Of shortening days and greater distances Greater distances that must be spanned With great tenacity, greater veracity All contained within the sounds of children laughing   I place my head on…

Choices

Choices Too many choices now I could spend the rest of my days Searching for everything that is nothing Toys, games, vacations, wares Clothes, phones, mutual fund shares I don’t even have to get up from the couch I can sit here like a leather slouch Consuming all that comes into my orbits Yet there…