Saturday, July 22, 2023

The Wild Ride

 That girl there 
was always a survivor.
She had a wild streak in her
that she traded for love.
She pushed it aside
for a sweet family life
and became someone's wife.

Then Life being Life,
it does what it does
and left her broken,
til one fateful slow dance
with a motorcycle cowboy...

And now she 
only loves
The Wild Ride.

Friday, May 26, 2023

The Jagged Heart


“Swallow the jagged heart,”

she said.

“It’ll cure all that ails you,”

as she pulled me to her bed,

into her tangled web

of pleasure.

“I’ll trade this hollowed out bullet 

for your pain,”

she placed it round my neck,

hung it from a chain,

filled it with some magic

and then she said,

“Come back next Tuesday

and I’ll heal you again.”

(my words written from His perspective,

lest you think it’s a confession)

Monday, May 15, 2023

Looking For You

I was looking more single every single weekend
Looking for a feeling to get my heart beating
Looking for an up all night long
The right kiss, right song
Looking for a sunrise leading to a sunset
Looking for a someone I can spend it with
Then it came around right out of the blue
And it turns out
Oh, I was looking for you
Yeah, I was looking for you

Song by Chris Young

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Seventeen to Seventy

Bits of her remain

Not locked within my memories,

But in my every day.

I’ve been blessed and 

I’ve been sad;

Been as Luckey as my name.

If I had another chance

I would do it all the same.

As my Daddy used to say,

Hot Diggity Dog,

It’s been a beautiful day.

I’m still dancing,

Still romancing,

And I’m here to say,

Baby, I’m not finished yet,

So swag on over my way…

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Lighting of the Votives

Some light candles for their dead;

I light candles for the one who 

brought me back to life

in the sanctuary of my bed

where sins are confessed

and wounds are healed

again and again and again.

I’m not saying

he walks on water,

but he calms the storm in me.

So, yes, I light candles

for the one who

pulled me

out of the raging sea.

Sunday, July 24, 2022

 Country Swing dancing
in a furniture store...
It's a Thang.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

 And the moon rose
over an empty field,
right in the middle of town...

Saturday, April 9, 2022

To Breathe Again

                    I find myself

                clinging to him

                as tightly 

                as I held onto

                   that title of Widow.    


               Instead of a

                suffocating quilt

                of fading memories

                wrapped around me,

                I am wrapped in 

                the arms of 




Saturday, April 2, 2022



It’s not just that 

he pulled me

out of the 

Valley of Death,

it’s the 

Being So Alive

in this new life

he brought me to.

Monday, March 21, 2022


He gave me the gift of freedom

and I ride that thing

like a rental horse

flying back to the stable.

I’m wild, but not reckless,

for I value the time I have left

in this body

on this pretty blue planet.

The smell of orange blossoms

is heavy in the air.

I breathe it all in

as if it were a drug.

And I’m gone,

baby, gone,

Like Tina Turner left Ike.

I think it’s time to admit

I’m deeply in love with my bike.