You Are the Tiger of My Dreams

October 23, 2009

In my dreams
waits a tiger,
so I sleep scared
when I sleep at all.

I hear twigs break
and clandestine footfalls
where maybe
there was nothing at all.


The Dying Tree

October 19, 2009

Just a mental projection
over a physical reality,
what it is to be
no one could ever tell me.
I am living and breathing
blood and flesh,
but I am something more
as well,
terminal, and yet endless.
Forever bound to a dying tree,
I am a leaf
longing for eternity.


In My Deep, Deep Heart

October 15, 2009

In my deep, deep heart
Somewhere down there isĀ  a hole
It ne’er stays very full.


Seal the Deal

October 9, 2009

Try to seal the deal
this time, try to make it count.
Make a move. Try hard.


There’s Nothing

October 8, 2009

There’s nothing in my head
that wouldn’t fit on a platter,

There’s nothing I’ve said
that I couldn’t have said better,

There’s nothing in my chest
that holds any magic,

There’s nothing in my soul
if there was you could have it,

There’s nothing in my liver
where the ancients saw life,

There’s nothing in my ear
save the devil’s advice,

There’s nothing in my smile
but teeth and lips,

There’s nothing in my eyes
but a fleeting glimpse,

There’s nothing in my hands
but knuckles and scars,

There’s nothing in my dreams
but empty desires,

There’s nothing to me
but tissue and bone,

There’s nothing to be
save Being alone.


Slave

October 6, 2009

Love is in its mood
where it controls what I do
I am a servant.


Paint

October 6, 2009

Creation always
resembles its creator
I paint only grays.


Swim

October 6, 2009

Getting in deeper
sinking feet, swirling water
undertow current.


Ain’t Nobody

October 5, 2009

everybody dies young
nobody tries long
everybody dies old
everybody’s doin as their told

no body sleeps well
everybody’s thinking bout themselves
everybody can tell
the golden-rule is the only gold that don’t sell

no body cares for me
no body hears the words i speak
everybody knows who i should be
no body feels like being free

somebody once told me
life is just something you lead
well i’ve thought a lot about that
life won’t ever get the best of me

people are living longer and longer
but life’s getting shorter and shorter
everybody fills it up with things
jobs, homes, hobbys, and diamond rings

no body helps no one else
i even blame myself
but i think i’d do well
helpin’ with what i can help

everybody’s gonna hear me now
no body’s gonna know how
i won’t try to change a thing
change can happen when we sing.


Communication Error

October 2, 2009

Hey, mouthful of marbles
the message got garbled
and you lost me at hello.

I think those are words coming out of your mouth
but that isn’t how they sound —
I think I’d just better go.