Dream Like State

Slow down, hold onto me, Everything’s a downer, taking downers, Slipping down dreams, Like playing chutes and ladders, Climbing to high places, Sitting high watching the colors float, Boats drifting down, As we row, row, row, Row your boat, Down channels, Changing channels, hearing beat after beat, Attack the ear lobes, Ear drums making beats,…

Cycle After Cycle, Still Drowning

Broke man, poor pockets, still giving till the end, Jacket there, last twenty here, Living life to the fullest, Blasting music, riding wild down country roads, Drinking till five in the morn, Mourning deep loss, unspoken pain, Drown’n in a bottle, Floating around, alcoholic circles, Regular at the bar, Passing out as many cigs as…

Tears Inside

Tears fall inside, Silence surrounds screaming, Tearing apart the photo album, Inside, all inside, Alone, inside, screaming inside, No one knows, No one hears, No one see’s, The dreams, haunting dreams, Ghosts of memories, haunting me, Screaming in agony, inside, Silent all around, Inside pain erupts, Agony, constant agony, No one to hear, No one…

No Good Journey

Off to the track, dollar bill, highest sum in the pocket, Dog running, collar bare, illegally bought at local fare, Young man, running around, Tanned and built on the tred-mill, So ill, down with the local trend, driving that fast riding mare, Around and around, circle by circle, to the winners stand, First place medal…

No Pizza Pie

Twisted, contorted, little thought, Traveling on transistor radio, Airwaves humming, people singing, Media, mover of culture, Controlling life and styles, Singing to crying eyes, Giving little thought to teach and chalk, Making room for Cheech to talk, Chong to break out the water pipe, Draining, leeching the public, While Momma’s cry, Wasted, humiliated, left for…

Seconds

Sitting on the couch, Watching the scale slide high, Bigger than a pine cone, Taller than a pine tree, Heavier than pine cream tea, Mixed in heavy canned cream, Steamy, wafting high in empty air, Dreams, hitting in the solarplex, Indiscriminate, judging me till I blow up, Caught up in jail house thoughts, Tree’s falling…

Moments

Writing on the wall, Advanced notice given, Moving trucks rolling out, Life seems to be falling, Short a dozen or so items, Moving in, all disorientated, Lost my effects, 4 times no less, Always picking myself up by my jeans, The first time I found myself, A walking country song, 2 jeans, 2 shirts, a…

Looking Glass

Selfish image, looking in the mirror, Crack, boom, falling glass, Looking down, blood flowing from bruised knuckle, Anger embellished in flushed face, Soft wound, can’t see the floor, Blackness engulfs the soul, As the heartless sorrow sucks me through, Glass to glass, heart to heart, Chase begins through the Queen’s court, Caving in diseased hollow…

Done

Ripping heart from chest, Opening memory chest, Running, heart beats hard in chest, Out of breath, done my best.

Alone

Wall of shame, alone, My soul in chains, alone, Locked in closet, alone, Trapped in chests, alone, Shame entrapped me, alone, Feeling hopeless, alone, Lost in darkness, alone, Forest encroaches on me, alone, Caves hold my heart, alone,