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nerves is rubbed raw

(Mature)

salty dogs and moonlight gutterflies….

I want to / take a / stroll on a / stormy night / beneath the broken / moon, / subside upon / the frozen tundra, / at least / until the…

damned groundhog,always smokin cheap cigars……

I saw suburbia / walking / along the / fragile branch / of a broken down dream, / maybe / even a sturdy willow, / back and forth / up and …

razors edge

mortality / often keeps / a respectable distance, / then / when least / expected / it oh so gently / taps / you on the left shoulder, / so…

Lost within the confines of reality….

(Mature)

the tundra is just beyond tomorrow….

rap a tap tap / rap a tap tap / where have you been / screeched the raspy voice / frozen deep into / the heart / of the cold northern wind…

The gold pendulum means nothing dear rattus!

The gold pendulum means nothing dear rattus! / little consolation / are the / the spent words / of a burnt out demon / waiting patiently /…

Lemonade angels

Lemonade angels / surround me / as I sit here / entrenched / by this unusually / sombre / springs night / thoughts are everywhere / I adm…

Blood moon

Blood moon / …………………………………. / what’s a meta for, / nothing more / than a charred forest / weeping gently / beneath / a broken / moon / ……

Break down,of course!

Break down,of course! / I work my way / through the core, / this city is getting the / best of me, / I believe / at times / the hell we …

Elitist

Elitist / Leaning against tomorrow / I watch the scholars of yesterday / Dictators of their formalistic worlds / Masters of their words / P…

six feet deep and digging?

Wipe the lilac kisses / from my mind, / release me from my burdens / just one more time / before the ocean / releases the sun into my real…

Life outside the nickel(homeless)

Life outside the nickel / I watched intently / as paladin / released the past / into a blinding snowstorm / my eyes teared / my thoughts bl…

foghorn blues and sweet lemon tea…

I see it clearly now! / I knew you where there / watching from afar / I could hear your bones / rattling beneath the cross / for you have …

Who cut down the poetry tree?

Who cut down the poetry tree? / you want money? / take it, / its sitting / just / inside the door, / free for the taking / surrounded by A…

In the plight of the night……………

In the plight of the night…………… / the music was haunting, / voracious even, / life slowed, / time seemed irrelevant, / still the piano keys…

Thank god I didn’t buy the socks!

Thank god I didn’t buy the socks! / you know? / time / has a way / of / creeping up on you / when / you least expect it, / in / the most u…

Threading on the devils tail!

Threading on the devils tail! / careful folks, / Its not the way they want you / to perceive things to be, / I saw the deception / written …

How many skeletons does it take to open the doors…

How many skeletons does it take to open the doors to the future? / Water fall! / there are times, / actually / quite often / in my world an…

Chicken and shrimp?

Chicken and shrimp / i sit here / beneath / the burning cross / watching / out of the corner / of my mind, / they read / their books /…

The awakening!

The awakening! / All I wanted to do / was sleep for two or three years, / the numbness of the world / taking my thoughts away / setting me…

Head on!

Head on! / tonight / I sit here alone, / a little sadder,a little older, / a little wiser,a little happier, / a little closer / to shaking …

a shoebox full of a past forgotten

All or nothing / I don’t conform / to style / or technique / there are no dictionaries in my world / no need for them / no rights / no wron…

Beneath the fallen cross(val)…

Easter Sunday Morning / …………………………………………. /…

Where are they now?

Where are they now? / In a darkened room / on a warm winters night / hidden by the hope of spring / I release these words / from within the…

The recital!

The words / were floating through the air / on silken threads / of long forgotten dreams / of a past never lived, / I waited patiently / fo…

The sound of frost makes the roses cringe!

The sound of frost makes the roses cringe! / what do you do / where do you go / on a cold winters day / when nursing ones aches / and pai…

Bumper to bumper

Bumper to bumper / I saw a white tailed mulee / gliding through the winter sky / seeking clouds of wisdom / touching deadened minds / for h…

Everyone needs a little bit of fiber!

simple man…simple words …simple thoughts….

The chair in the corner.

The chair in the corner / when you have written / ten thousand stories / ten thousand more to come / for a twenty dollar bill / a life long…

Death on the ice?

Death on the ice / put a knife through / my heart, / gently place your hand upon my thoughts / and touch my soul, / slowly twist it / until…

it only snows between now and tomorrow?

it only snows between now and tomorrow? / I got lost / In the underbelly of the / city of death, / on a cold January evening, / in search o…

The wrong side of yesterday is not so bad?

The raven dances a dance of merriment upon my frozen grave!…………… / …………………

Avocado skies

Avocado skies / You know / there’s paintings on the wall / a ring around the moon / snapshots of the past / branded upon / my tomb, / ala…

A poem is a lone rose surrounded by the beauty o…

A poem is a lone rose surrounded by the beauty of ten thousand dandelions! / ……………………̷…

Its Christmas, even on skid row!

Its Christmas, even on skid row! / Sometimes ya know, / you know / i’m talkin to you! / maybe just maybe / you erase the redline / be…

The glaciers are melting !

i have to learn to write again, / i have hidden my past in the broken skies, / disguised my lies / behind the amber curtains / of another …

Fresh out of raisins.

Fresh out of raisins. / I was sitting / outside a cheap motel / with nothing much / on my mind / only thoughts of you, / I was / munching o…

The ladder is full of splinters!

The ladder is full of splinters! / As I sit here / waiting for the world / to end / for the Mayans / to dance upon the graves of those / th…

It was at least twenty miles from home!

It was at least twenty miles from home! / We live within the / simplicity of nature, / very few burdens, / to gaze upon, / then for reaso…

The wreath.

The Wreath / …………………………………. / I see a lady / with a purple …

Outside the fence

As I look into / my world / the loneliness of yesteryear / walks quietly by my side, / grasping at straws / I smile / just a little / for I…

New Fundamentalist?

I listen / To the sound / Of bagpipes / Tear up the morning / Dawn / As I dismantle / Humanity / In front of the mirror, / one last time, …

dog days,red lights and blank faces…..

I’m sitting at a red light / on the corner / of 118th ave and 149th street / minding nobodies business / but my own, / of course! / im list…

Beyond the mind(industry)

constant chatter / fills the room / enticing / the minds / of those / willing / to listen, / I just close my eyes / looking / for escape / …

always room at da asylum.

Ya know folks, / lads,lassies,girls,boys, / ladies, gents, / all those in between and otherwise, / one as to be / plenty careful / when toy…

Everyone needs their fifteen minutes.

I lay here / observing the harvest moon / as it accepts the autumn night / full of aches,pains,sorrows, / and regrets, / I watch ashamed / …

I really didn’t like the cranberry bran muffin (h…

everyone / wants the sun to shine / brighten ones day / enlighten ones heart / entice the soul / the muse, / even if all we have is yesterd…

Who are the people in your neighbourhood!

Melancholia, / such a beautiful word / in a sad sort of way, / for today / we drove around / a middle class neighbourhood, / sorta out of o…

Bags of bones(industry)…

Pain / surrounds me / outside / inside / yearning / churning / demanding, / Its here / deep within / for what am I / what are you / all / …

I thought it was cheaper

i guess, / it’s the beginning / of the end, / depends on the depth / of ones perspective, / whether you like it or not / perception is not …

Northern heat

i lay here / alone / without thought / listening to the whirl of the fan / intermingling with the deadness of Bach / admiring the plain whi…

Unique shiny things

the poets / are dying / as is everyone and everything / of that I am quite / sure / the rest of the world / seems to be alive and well / …

Brin bags and rusty nails

a sprinkle / of death / a touch of love / a splatter of forgotten / memories / under a desolate / moon, / loneliness touches your core / as…

death as no calender

life and all the / inbetweeness, / industry,love,birth,lust pain,misery, / beauty, / and of course death, / can and in most cases / will, …

the picnic

i saw / a one armed man / walking a three legged dog / no leash attached, / a one eyed cat / glared menacingly / while / hiding behind / a…

no where to call home

there’s a lot of lonely roads / In this world, / of unabated happiness, / we all seem to / seek, / and dismiss at will, / I guess, / this i…

The Festifall.

I watch reluctantly / as the destitute, the lonely, / the broken hearted, / and a few others of course / that I haven’t the words to descri…
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house cleaning?

It never ends / the gods, / have pushed me far enough, / I refuse to be pushed / any further, / as I lay here, / so contented, / in the sha…

Forgotten angels have no say?

lost sailors never rest, / they sail the seven seas, / forever more, / seeking redemption from the lives / they left behind, / forgotten a…

ink soaked blues!

the great artist and poets, / all gather, / at the pro verbial ink well, / spilling words and thoughts, / upon the tear stained parchments,…

Leftovers is all I need

Silence echoes through / the hallowed halls of insanity, / as my mind comes undone, / I gaze out at my frozen world, / thinking, / perish t…

One step closer but still light years away?

jotting these few words / on a warm springs eve, / on the brink of 52, / the shitzu / on my lap, / closer to you / than ever before, / I h…

Just a dead mans son.

Who am I / to write such verse / really / it’s / nothing more / than a dead mans curse / for / who am I / to I sit here / in the sh…

Look both ways when you cross the street.

Golden stilettos / tapping on time, / rose colored toes / ohhh my, / so sublime, / satin skin, / just a blind mans / dreams, / black lace, …

raging seas and salvaged words!

It tis, / wad it tis,laddy, / nudding moor, / nudding less, / jest sweat,blood, / and a pile of bleached bones, / never ferget / always res…

I found it on page 115.

The sun is a little brighter / than it was yesterday, / the tree / just a little darker / shade of green, / as I sit here / admiring / the…

beast of burden

I stand / atop the world, / which is nothing / more than a twenty foot / painters ladder, / waiting patiently, / for hell to freeze over, …

Shotguns and hand grenades leave no words behind.

my poetry / is rough,tough, / no dictionaries needed, / much like me, / carefree! / just a bunch of words / left over from the roads / that…

Steel cages and rabid thoughts.

Steel cages and rabid thoughts. / Insanity, / not that far away, / as I gaze out over / this desolate land, / filled with dreams, nightmare…

I shot a werewolf just for you and placed dead fl…

you know what? / i guess i will write a poem, / yes, / that’s what i will do, / to impress / no one in particular, / but you, / you and you…

Ruby red

I have waited / for a lifetime / to taste the ruby red, / waited for an eternity / to converse with the / dead, / searched the world, / bot…
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