The Clothes Make the Man

The clothes make the man

as well as anything can

he can change your mind

because he’s looking so fine

but what of character

do we not understand?

it’s

while that unwitting pretty boy

of Continue reading “The Clothes Make the Man”

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Walking the Dog

The other day

I took a brisk stroll

down the neighborhood sidewalk

in my grey

old man’s jogging

suit and

my favorite

red sweat faded

baseball hat

looking down at all the Continue reading “Walking the Dog”

In the Ether

In the Ether

surrounded by those we used to know

many lifetimes before

those brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers

wives and husbands

sons and daughters

they live amongst Continue reading “In the Ether”

I the Simulated

I the simulated

am a

computer simulation

who

asks why

things seem real

yet not quite enough

(the old philosophers knew

before computers something was awry with reality)

and my being still asks me for Continue reading “I the Simulated”

Wide Open Land

Wide open land

light brown weeds

drifting sand

rolling hills

barb wired posts

along side

single road

high voltage polls

crows flying landing on Continue reading “Wide Open Land”

Hitting the Rewind Button

the skinny

on being loved

is

getting fatter

all the time

justifiably

ordering another

extra-large

double deep

oozing

pan

 pizza

thrice in one night

as

Feelings wane

singing

those sadder songs

handing your

new lover Continue reading “Hitting the Rewind Button”

Out of a Cage

It is not forgiveness

we give the hellion

who

caused decades long

misery and pain

For it is high time

to let this hellish creature

 out of a Cage

in a much violent and unforgiving

manner

as

whirlwinds and thunderstorms

near do

we as humans cannot Continue reading “Out of a Cage”

Your Favorite You

Your favorite green plant used to sit

growing its fingers

down the crackling wall

it withered away and you

found another one

at the farmer’s market

down the

dead end street Continue reading “Your Favorite You”

Monarch

I drew my drapes and opened the patio door for fresh air

when I was drinking my coffee

I reclined back on my pillows

I looked out

to a beautiful warm blue sky

out of nowhere descended

a dark burnt orange Monarch butterfly fluttering its

wings like it was being pulled

up and down by a puppeteer’s string

there were words

yet they were not spoken Continue reading “Monarch”