The hourglass stands

Bits of sand fall

Turn it on its side

My being is split

Between what once was

And what will be

Each grain reflects a choice, a trait, a memory

What happens now? 

Wasting time again and again

Where does it begin and end

What is my foundation?

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Light and Dark

Men of Iron, Men of Smoke

Red hands hidden in their cloak

Helter Skelter in their hearts

Silence people, so they start

End beginnings, death of life

Pleasured pain, calming strife

All their “truth,” is but lies

Hide the demons in their eyes

Propaganda lead the people

Separate the laws and steeple

All who speak against them die

Total darkness soon is nigh

All of those who live are dead


In a white world made of red

The Old Travelers Eulogy

I’ve seen night skies

Only dreams could fathom;

I’ve wandered along the edges of earth

Because I did not believe in the stories;

I’ve met, and loved many strangers,

Each now gone, but a part of me;

And I’ve lived well, in days rich with laughter,

Wine, and sun;

I’ve loved this life—truly,

For every day was a gift unto me,

Given by someone or by something—

And there is no trick, no deep secret

To this, but then to receive.

But already, my words carry too long;

I am tired and old,

And time lingers too close a reminder—

I must push away now,

Off some unknown shore, to live one last adventure–

The grandest of them all—

My boat awaits, a ferry across the ancient river;

I’ve always wanted to fall asleep

Beneath the ocean spray—

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Ode to Summer's End

Just For Fun

Let me take you

In your mind's true eye

To blue-green pastures

Ocean-like waves of grass

Flowing gently over hill and dale

The sun gently shining

Partially cloaked behind the clouds

The crickets singing to each other

Fall is soon at hand

But for now we enjoy

Those few last days of summer

And as we lay on the warm earth

We'll daydream at how fast


The year has gone already


Just For Fun

Silent time is passing

Pleasant melodies fall upon my ear

Swinging, swooning,

Waltzing melodrama

Imprinting their faerie-like steps

Deep into my mind

I am lost

In a tidal wave of euphony

An effervescent motif

Returns like starlight after sundown

There is no time

For eternity sits in this moment

There is no war

For my heart is stilled

My soul is quiet


I am finally at peace

Devil Train

Light and Dark

I hear that Devil's train

Hot on my heels

Come to collect, I suspect

What he thinks he owns


Time is short

But I've got some left

So I'll burn it up

And blow it in his face


Here and gone

Like cigarette smoke

Rush to my head

Speed to my death


Neon past lighting my way

But I can't see whats in front of me

Walking down the path ahead

Red hand in my pocket


Death, in my thoughts,

Is racing to a stoplight

But unlike others

Red means speed up to me


I'll live long after I'm dead

That you can count on

Long after I'm gone


I'll still be around

Relational Maturity

Time flies

As clouds fill the skies

So far from you

And yet standing beside each other

Can we weather the wind and the waves?


Whisper me words

I've never heard before

Underneath dark storm clouds

As waves drift us further away


Reach out your hand

Take yours in mine

Together we'll weather the storms

That strike out at sea


And as our troubles cease

We'll stop drifting about

And look to see the stars in the clouds

At least we'll imagine them

Before Poseidon's waves drag us below


But I hope there's one thing that you know;

Hold on to me close

As we sink into a melancholic sea;


I've got your hand, and will never let go

Don't Blink


Time speeding down a waterfall,
time spent shooting the breeze
Time flickers back and forth,
time rushes toward you with ease


You want tomorrow, next week, next year
Full of flashes and fire and energy
But maybe by next year time will run out
Right now run, sprint, fly with me


I own the mountains, the storms, the wind
Follow me further than you’ve ever been
Swallow the streetlights, glide overhead
Come with me past the world’s end


Please watch for me by moonlight,
remember everything we never say
Please pick apart my breaths and pauses,
hesitation throws precious time away


Can you see beyond the horizon
Did you catch that shooting star
I want a shivering sky full of sunsets
I wish we could freeze time where we are


Quick, think, speed up, faster
Take it in, love, keep a hawk’s eye
Quick, look now, don’t ever blink-
something’s always passing by.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Written 7/17/16

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Light and Dark


A double life

For we say one thing

And yet do another

Hypocrites all

And yet blind to our modus operandi

Like Icarus we soar and fail

Like Daedalus we're trapped

In our own labyrinths

Prisoners inside our heads

While our souls quietly scream

Neither fully good

Or fully evil

But capable of both

Within a single minute

We bless one moment

What we curse the next

We give to others

And we take back again

Angels and demons

Look down on us

For being lukewarm

Toward everything in our lives

But we have two things that they don't

One thing inherent to our nature:


And one inherent to our anatomy:


And both angels and demons alike


Would give anything for either gift