Friday, April 11, 2008

June bug

This need, this bitterness
that's choking me, I can't explain.
arid and cold, vast empty space 
a cave drafty and dark
where my life was. 
Like a little June bug in the pool
I've stopped struggling
while secretly thinking  
there yet may be hope
I'm fooling myself
There is no grand pool skimmer 
Its sunny outside
my cave has no heat. 

Sunday, April 06, 2008


At the horizon, behind the mist
Picking out here and there,
Sable, steel and powdery gray.
Sky is bathed in shades of blue
Shimmering white
A dusting of sun light.
The sky is amazing, astonishingly,

The skies make me question
Why man needs to copy nature,
When we are so sadly inapt.
Paintings, photos
Man made snow and grass,
Indoor tropics
So hideous and unreal,
Why even try...

Look up at the sky
Go to the beach and gaze
Sit on the riverbank
Pick any flower
And just let your spirit
Be rapt.
Let the essence of this grandeur
Let pure blessed nature,
Lift your soul.

The Home of Hip-Hop

Eight AM. 
Any day of any week.
Going 80 on the 210. 
Her fingers trying to find 
A song that she can relate.
But all there is, is sex.
Adolescent boys singing 
About their perceived powers,
Girl's booties, conquests and 
Their hollow egos.
There are no more songs like,
"I don't Want to Miss A Thing",
Or "Crazy".
It's a material world.
World of bling bling and  & Bentleys
Diamond crusted crosses
On people who have forgotten
The man who was crucified. 
Now there are more singers, songwriters
Than anyone would care to know
A few worth a dime
Fewer yet worth remembering.
We have arrived 
In her world 
Where the innocent
is cast aside 
for being different.



Thursday, April 03, 2008

Talk to me

Talk to me, 
Like you've never talked
To your lover
Your friend 
Your mother
I will not judge  you
I will not turn my back on you
I will look straight in your eyes
And I'll tell you, 
That you are human.

If you want, we can cry together
You can tell me what hurts you
And I will kiss you
Like a sister. 
We can laugh.
You can forget all the games others play
You can stop pretending 
When we are together.
You can be your true self
I will still love you.

We are all born into this world innocent
People who gain
From wearing a mask
Corrupt us
And we forget our identity.
I will take you back 
To the beginning
When you were pure and wholesome
When a smile was just that, a smile
And a kind word didn't have an expectation.

Let me love you to healing
Let me kiss you like a mother
Let me remind you
That you have the right to be unique
To be you.
You have a beautiful soul 
Just let it be
Just be.