Prairie

Prairie Life seems so elusive Though it sits right in my chest I look for it everywhere else but there All the advice just seems to evade me I search for good in the music I search for light in the food I search for meaning in the temporal I search for happy in my…

Revoke

Revoke Today is a day of mourning A day of celebration Today my childhood died From youth, a liberation From fantasy, fallacy To life, reality From hopeful nonsense To quiet trust I think I may I think I must Keep leaning into this moment This moment right here with me No past or future liberty…

Unless the seed….

Unless the seed… Remember your passions First I have to find mine Those things that made me come alive Now are dead and gone It isn’t age that’s passed me on It’s living life itself – I found this book upon a shelf Just sitting there, dusty, old Yet still it had life deep within…

Figure 8’s

Figure 8’s I wish I could write something Anything Anything to make a difference Anything to lighten the load But nothing I do really matters Nothing I say changes anything It’s not words that transform our lives It’s love And I’m fresh out of that There was a rush on it during the pandemic The…

Quantum Leap

Quantum Leap What’s the universe expanding into? When I go to its edges Climb out a window  Open a door  What will I step into? What’s this all for? Where will I be? Who will I see? – Will time be there? Gravity?  Stillness? Or rowdy celebration? – What’s the universe expanding into? What is…

Process

Process I am overwhelmed by materialism Too many choices Too many things I’ve given away the songs my heart sings Trading them for some plastic veneer Now the sadness is all too sheer I am longing for the music of yesteryear Or maybe the promises of tomorrow This joy, this anger, this deepening sorrow All…

The Collections

The Collections Maybe these times of emptiness Cause me to be grateful when times are full Or maybe I’m just fooling myself Chasing apparitions – Maybe I shouldn’t be judging myself at all Taking time to analyze the how’s and why’s All the time and energy that takes Might just win the prize For the…

MishMash

MishMash My logic and beliefs have worked me into a place Where my own life is totally meaningless I felt the inky black tar pulling me in A small black hole here in the arms of the Milky Way Small, but still no light could get through Somehow wakefulness pulled me out of its throes…

Questions

I have been struggling mightily with writing and with life in general. However, today I realized that poetry can be born right out of that struggle. Writing about not wanting to write conquers writer’s block. So I hope you enjoy this poem today which is a word picture of a wrestling match I’ve been partaking…

The Burning (One)

  I live here in this land I was just moving along In the same routine as always Moving, meandering aimlessly along The sky was darkening But it was getting brighter all the same I thought I heard it whisper my name But then I thought I must have been in the narrow hallways For…

Time

What time is it What is the date I’ve wasted time Now I’m so irate It really, really seems to me I’ve lost our sense of poetry I’ve constrained myself With this thing called time I’ve lost the rhythm I’ve lost the rhyme In all the hurry I’m sad to see I’ve lost my touch…

The Void

The Void It is strange to think that emptiness Can carry such significant weight How it can have such a powerful impact Dropping boulders so heavy and great They leave my heart a crushed up mess Like grapes trodden on the ground My heart it yearns for any sound That would bring some purpose, some meaning…