Conundrum

I pour my pain in a bottle

Break it over my head and laugh

Trying to find your frequency

Before the light gets too bright

And washes everything out

This bump in the road

Will change your perspective

Keep it clean figuratively and literally

Or we’ll all be drenched in filthy scum

A butterfly flaps its wings

Tsunami breeches the nuclear plant

Radiation grows abundant

The fear is worse than the bottle of pain

Drink up and understand

Put your phone in an otter box

Let it swim away

I’m a hypocrite by accident

Sirens call me but I ignore them

Sweat soaks your back

The ladder just got ten feet higher

Look down but keep your chin up

Up and away

We go parallel

Lining our pockets

Of life sustaining water

You waiting for

Watch the clock

Listen to it tick

Crawling under your skin

Radiant with radiation

Blissful disaster

I saw it coming

Clean and green

Mother nature’s Spring children

Slowly at play

Pause, rewind, fast forward?

Only over the commercial advertisements

Despite their cleverness

Humanity destroys itself after murdering the planet

Do what you can please

Yourself knowing you’re making a difference

Between 7.6 billion and 8.7 million reasons

Knot doll hairs

Detangle the mess don’t accept it

Reject the notion and its implications

Let go of your petty frustrations and think of other beings

While you chew them

Free Speech

You can’t say “bomb” on an airplane.

You can’t say “abortion” in a church.

You can’t say “peace” in the Pentagon.

You can’t say “boo” to a baby.

You can’t say “no” to a spoiled child.

You can’t say “terrorist” to a white killer.

You can’t say “I don’t want money.”

You can’t say “Jack” to a king.

…You can say that again!

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

 

Armor

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-

Shit

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

Journey

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.