Blind Butterfly

oh blind butterfly

you’ll never know your beauty

you’ll never see the swallow

before it does its name to you

but until then

the alcohol in your veins

will see you through the winter

join us if you can

no one’s giving up on you

power, drive, will

you’ll need these in clovers

to sing your ballad properly

confusing neutrality for negativity

never helped

don’t share your precious pain

allow the Jedi to enter your mind

build jerry-rigged wings

yet you feel like you can’t alight anywhere

too much clutter maybe on toast

the question is chemical the answer is spiritual

float on



the shine off the armor you’ve built

to keep others out blinds me

I do my river dance and nothing happens

I watched him wander lonely as a cloud and

the wind and grass tickled my ankles

the snow crunched under my feet defiantly

A fit seizes me like hearing your favorite song

my eyes roll back into a false past which dogs me

I wipe the lenses and push for a brighter future

take off the armor, amore, and let’s sit and watch

the world play in slow motion


Borrowing Lines

Ain’t nowhere to run to. There ain’t nothing here for free

I butter my skis and jump off

Laughin’ it up like Bernie Madoff

My heart and mind clash sparks spray off

My AK JK this man fights with his words not his guns

I just wanna run-


Got my dome split

Decisions decisions kick your ribs until the bone splits

This track I own it

Racism Time on his chariot

Blazing dabs your joint barely lit

But I gotta stay clear and focus

Git up git out and get something

Don’t let the maze in your eye cast dice

Move unseen cause cartoon terror like mice

Don’t test unless you plan to sacrifice

Push yourself you can do it eat your rice

Sumo champ selling all my movie rights

That’s my dream or something close

Play close like Glenn skiing on toast

All in My Head

No time for writer’s block in improv or no such thing?

Faith would be nice, but I’ll settle for hope

Got to clean these dirty glasses and clear this smokey head

Get excited about life instead of counting days til you’re dead

Trying to get my hands on some paper all I can grasp are some shreds

Love finds a way to overcome it all the real and the B.S.

Makes all the fear the doubt the broken self esteem worth it in the end

Just sittin riffin tryna spill it all out

Create something express myself that way instead of shout

On second thought find me a pillow to absorb the noise

And watch out as I hurt around all my toys

An child’s distraction from an adult’s labor

Just need to remember how lucky I am and do myself a few favors


Walk the ponderous path, the cold air seizing your flesh

A barren valley or impending woods are suggested by the fork

Stare at each with wicked eye and clenched fingers

The heavens open, but not to yield an answer, just to lament something you’d forgotten

The fruit is not ripe, it bears nutrition but not flavor, yet it fuels the wont journey

The Sun rises without fanfare, and sets without remorse. If only you could mirror this behavior

But all the world’s a stage, your part semi-secret, your lines improvised, your actions telling…

Fearing fear itself go forth, and laugh.

Cast away your magnifying glass, and trust not your high beams

History lies and speculation disappoints as oft as they don’t

Laugh, dance and free your mind of the if’s & when’s & what will’s & what did’s for a while, and perhaps, my friend, you may find a smile.



The Spikey Fruit No One Knows the Name of

Why crawl when you could run through fields that have never known mines.

The river dances over stones and stumps

Raindrops  pierce the under-lit sky

Lush flora weep with willows

And shadows play on beaten paths

Cold Sun lounges, approves

Arms salad

The olive trees cry

Unanticipated constipation of the brain and die are ee ah of the mouth

Of the cave to wind washed Meadows

Lamb sleep wolves surrounding

Cloud covers moon

Cat hops in the street

Foamy seas watch pollen hunt

Unwed feti can’t believe

Tremendous things for you and me

Not cool Venus’ curves

Breath soft on still valleys

Through the fingers and into the icey mud

One Plus One

tempted eyes bait silken desire to groomed webs

whilst secret smiles steal across pure lips red

and lovers roll in noontime bed

invitations carved in starry hearts

watch the steady flights of hungry darts

Soft melodies lull, full of lush tempers

a rainbow rises mid-storm, greeting the travelers

finding peaches piled up high

dreams linger o’er ashen limbs nigh

gentle brushes on a glowing ember

lazy requests, looks tender

time’s restless ghost wonders

honest hearts measure quick blood

how many layers down will we recognize

and yield to the fire without smoke

who’s smoldering smooth as twilit rivers

where rich comforts beg ecstatic shivers