GETTING SMACKED AROUND

floating down a cold

slow moving river

seemingly in its calmness

can in fact take a turn

for the worse.

eyes distracted on the beauty

of the trees on each side.

then it happens,

you hit a log –

it tips you over.

that water is extremely sensitive

to your skin.

it leaves you sputtering,

your temperament and personality

start to show.

it’s like that in the real world

when it comes to your extreme sensitivity

in our economy an culture.

these bumps in life

causes duress to get upstream.

put it in context –

reduce the impact –

keep an eye out

to feel better and get clear headed.

recognize a humbling wonderful truth –

find a new river !!

 

FULL FORCE REMEDY

respectability not adhered to,

nor a respectable job

leaves you distinguished.

kicked around until that significant shift

becomes straight ahead renegade

in it’s restless creative.

changes in the mood –

settle down

in dominate feels –

leaves like full body –

cause this variety brings life.

all out heartbreak

focusing on the basics

in this bringing a big heart

sound different each time session

with tequila working

to feel like somebody.

DARKSPOT IN THE SUN

thinking poetry and life –

working them ups

so frilly and nice.

then thinking metaphorically –

bald eagle soaring

in the sky –

oh so american it is !!

all that soaring

only led back to an empty nest.

dreams – they are just a blur

exposed by the author.

Come one, come all to the poetry celebration

a good read for all poets !!

bucketology

While on vacation in a foreign country, you get lost on the seedy side of town. An unsavory character approaches and sticks a gun in your ribs. Naturally, you assume he’s robbing you. But it becomes eminently clear the deranged fellow has other designs when he asks, “Why should anyone care about literature?” You’re about to respond when he snarls, “Choose your words carefully – your life depends on it!”

Obviously, this is pure claptrap on my part – robbers want your money, not your musings. Still, I think the scenario poses an interesting question for debate: Does literature have the power to save lives?

Porphyrias-Lover2Flashback to the winter of 1990, at a private Catholic college in Upstate, New York: a walk-on baseball player whose look is punctuated by a brown leather jacket and a Mohawk, slumps, hungover, in the back row of Victorian Lit class. Academically adrift and one…

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HANGING FROM A WALL

rub here for an unstoppable booster

layered like best friends –

an infusion duo invite

to add personality

for a tiered inspired room

almost too perfect

in shades of like ice cream swirls

in a anything goes styling gig,

like a fashion accessory shoot.

curious nooks matter

when something is definitely missing,

so i wanted to give her

something happy to look at.

 

 

 

INSIDE STORY

amidst the peaceful

sounds of the sea,

a tailored escape

in that of body inspired paint –

kinda like a beach

wanna do it in the ripples –

a real deal,

in all so tropical.

if you can’t trust your vision

with the sun glaring

through an iced filled drink,

then the ultimate beach

get the picture

inside story of beautiful whispers

of a woman in your ear,

then it wouldn’t be a cute picture.