The Usual

 The usual 

we’re dying 

I thought you knew that 

did you forget when 

you went to work depressed

we’re dying 

and we don’t know exactly 

what it means but it should

give us reason to pause

and reflect on meaning…

Read more

Please take my time

 Please Take My Time

the more I know 

the fewer questions I have 

about my role and 

what comes next 

we could take turns 

you could drive for a while

as I head for your curves 

please take my time…

Read more

Your last chance to sell out

 Your last chance to sell out 

we’ve been impressed 

with the consistency of your work 

the way you dress 

you’ve cultivated this look 

like to make you an offer 

join us with what we do 

want you as part of…

Read more



the future needed your help

it wasn’t begging 

it didn’t have anything to sell 

just wanted to tell you something 

everything you thought was solid’s 

boiled off into a gas 

everything that was promised 

has been shown not to…

Read more



you should try being true 

it’s not the easiest thing to do 

it won’t pay for new shoes 

but it might save you some trouble 

some time from now

I used to worry what 

others would think 

I used…

Read more



flowers everywhere

music in the streets 

conventions turned upside down 

questions about everything 

then numbers came 

crunching billions in their wake

chaining eyes and minds

was it a colossal mistake  

I take off your granny classes

you remove my…

Read more

On It

 On it

How can anything 

be a love song 

with everything going on 

how can we think of us 

against these flames 

in the background 

maybe lovers in Vesuvius 

thought the same thing-  

smile and pose for history 

we’re in…

Read more

Slip Permission

 Slip Permission 

I screwed up 

and I got back 

to where I swore 

I’d never find myself again 

amongst the ranks 

of fallen men 

that familiar smell 

of failure I know too well 

and you move inches 

away from me…

Read more

Flipping the Cup


Flipping the Cup

Sometimes I’m a critic 

I try not to be a cynic 

I’ve been spun by life 

too many times that 

I’m not always with it 

I look for a narrow line 

I don’t find it every time 

Read more

My fictional past

 My fictional past 

my past keeps changing 

like a snake 

striking at targets 

changing shapes 

just when you think 

it meets its fate 

it sheds its skin 

shaking another tale 

of course I’ve been there 

and done that 

even if…

Read more

Gimme the Unusual

 Gimme the unusual

I’ll take a drop of the tropical 

pinch of the atonal 

stirred with a time signature 

that remains unknowable 

gimme a shot of the unusual

send it over quick 

I’ve had enough of the banal 

to last…

Read more