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


Undecided I went into Nordstroms with two sport coats in mind.
One was a conservative, traditional blue blazer and the other a
Classic as well - being a herringbone pattern and double breasted
One would cost me more money than the other one would but the
Other may open-up more opportunity in the long run and be better
For me as one was the kind of conservative, traditional look and
The other was a change for me that may do me some real good
So I asked a young woman for advice - and she liked herringbone
So I asked an older woman too - she said to go more conservative
"Fuck!" I thought. "Do I really even need these at all? Why bother?"
One was smooth and screamed promises of change and new life
And the other stated that I was established, steady and traditional
So I left Nordstroms, got into my Volvo wagon and drove home then
Where I drank a six pack of beer with Joe and watched ice hockey
Then shot some hoops at the basketball court & made pretty shots
And thought about what Tom Cruise would wear on the Oprah show

written over the weekend of 10/3/08