Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Year's Evolution


He who thinks
in years
wears the rusty
chains of time.

She who obsesses
over decisions
dies in the cradle
of the present.

Tomorrow wears rags,
makes promises
she cannot keep,
waxes politically

Change! Change!

while only delivering
nature's classic refrain:

There is nothing new
under the sun.


Friday, January 1, 2010

While Others Lie Waiting


"It's been a long December

and there's reason to believe

maybe this year will be

better than the last."

- Adam Duritz

Darkest new morning

of premature dawn

welcomes the desert

in its arms

while others lie

waiting for the light

of the sun

I've been here before

Had regrets before

Have looked back as

my shame turned

this flesh to stone

This night I

am picking up the pieces

as I circle toward

the morning,

as I slay the past

the rastaman told me

not to forget

I have a foot

in both worlds,

wearing two faces

on the same head:

to fight


to forget

I steal away

the plunder

before the first

head rolls

This is my hope

my song

The life given me




Thursday, December 31, 2009

Best Songs of 2009 (in my humble opinion)

"Always" by Switchfoot

"Beggars" by Thrice

"Every Thought a Thought of You" by Me Without You

"Poison & Wine" by The Civil Wars

Two Seas


is a dream,
a child
sleeping sound
in the shadows
that billow
then fade.

is a mother
shaking her little ones

Why wait?