2009 E-Book Poetry


Last Words Out

Bridge to Love

February Nights



Maybe You’ll Shine

Six O’clock Whistle


The Archeology of Sound

Candles and Cognac

Would You Say You’re in Love

Between Christmas and Thanksgiving

New Hard Times

Come Over You

No More Words

Tiny Pricks

Birthday in the Sun

It’s Just a Kiss Away

Kissing Your Neck

Corduroy, Fleece and Flannel

Who Do Voodoo on You

A Prescribed Ego

Lemons and Limes

Women and Wine

No More Bones for You

the Power of a Daydream


a Graveyard Gives

Beside the River

Everyday Americans

Wish You No Harm

Wooden Floors

Ride Away


Two Wastes of Life

In Bed at Cheteau Marmont

Jim Sheridan Took My Shirt

Perfect July Nite in L.A.

Independent Lens

Ah, Saturdays

Where It All Begins

If It’s One to Ten She’s a Twelve

and That’s Why She’s Always



Rock & Roll Music

Man and Twelve String Guitar Make History

Friday at 3:00 a.m.

The Way My Sisters’ Children Used to Play

Front Porch

The Devil’s Music

Young Love

Sunny Sunshine

Norms, Values and People Who Think They Have the Right to Tell You What to Do


Escort Economy

Pink Red Dress

Behind the Waterfall


The Ledger

Expanding Universe

Supportive Hope

Johnny English and the Aliens

Christmas Barrette

Max's Kansas City

one pay check away

be my everyday

Take the Change

i don't even know her name

be myself

Black Magik Blood


Morning Sun

Wolf Hollow Inn


Poetry 101: Ecstatic Vision

D.C. Blues

Dear Pittsburgh Penguins

a Hot Mess

Yeah You

Pay Check

prelude: what kind of music sells most in difficult economic times? i bet it was country maybe now rap music now - well they're both angry and like to bitch and really don't celebrate life like they used to when they recorded on front porches ---- (i keep myself busy so i have to find time to sit on the front or back porch and just pick away) --- anywway, here's an idea i had while driving through Sewickley Heights wondering what kinda song would sell today if i was just honest and true

one pay check away
i wish i were in Kentucky bluegrass
chasing my little momma instead
of working my weary bones on this shift
but hey i'm grateful to be a working man
so you won't hear me bitch the blues again

one pay check away
and China will own our asses
that's what i'm told everyday
in the new everyday media
where a vote for Palin likely means
you got that ring around your back
pocket of your Levis - yeah, some
of them in this world so watch yourself

one pay check away
i watch my dreams fade away
one by one like my hair turning gray
one by one i think it all over - "it's
on the rocks today -yeah, Maker's"
i drink it down like the money i make

one pay check away
i'll own my new Ford F150
and it's another day i can kick ass
i'm tired of you putting me down
so i won't let my name down
not anymore i am one paycheck away
from a new tomorrow where i don't borrow

one paycheck away
from the the USA staying a super power
with more baseball diamonds and books
that don't deny there are people who die
and there are people who plan and do kill
that's a fact and if i don't have to borrow
then i ain't bowing down or sayin' sorry