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

The Way my Sister's Children used to Play

Everyday I work – I work everyday – I work everyday

The sunshine bends and falls through the windows –
Shining in mathematical messages across the rug –
On the wall by the stairs and on the dining room table
Where the four bottles of wine we just bought stand tall

I’m at home and am so grateful to be – to be me and by
Talking to you today I sit and know how lucky I am and
Have always been and love you and love-you-all and know

The way my sisters' children used to play
And made me laugh like “roman candles” in the summer night
In the velvet skies of July and across green, green Pennsylvania
The way my sister’s children used to play
And today is Saturday and I wanna feel fun
Like when I used to walk through the door of my parent’s home
And was greeted by laughter and smiles and kisses and hugs
The way my sisters' children used to play
Making me laugh like “roman candles” in July skies

loved you then and I love you now
So sorry I’m not around that much at all
But I love when we call each other and
Talk from satellites up in the sky – in space
I’m strong and a player in the race and
I know you’re so proud of us and well
I’m so thankful and grateful for you and
How we were able to play & learn & grow

I work everyday – as I saw you do everyday
And still know you work and love and pray
And still pay and worry and love and pray
I work everyday as I saw you do everyday – I work everyday
But today is Saturday and I feel the sun through the windows
Falling across the Oriental rug and wooden furniture like it does -
In mathematical messages I translate and use to promote my love