the Good in Good-bye

How far down can I be?

From the life that swallowed me.

Wandering down the same faded lanes.

Looking for mythical messages…

In this, the most old-fashioned of New Hampshire towns.

Where antiquated becomes motionless.

Laying about without a sound!


I would put a name to the provocation.

But am not quite sure how.

It is an unequivocal ride.

That will not end.

Not end until a name is pressed in stone.

Until then…

It is the longest of journey’s home.



Death and Dying

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Old Dog

A pound of gold for more time.

The grain of reflection will soon take what I chose to remember.

Below a skittish veneer will I hold your temperament dear?

Will you still hold me within your opaque gaze?

You and I, were not meant to be for all to see.

Ours is a private history.

Yours is a wild heart for comfort during human misery.


Keep Me in Your Heart

Keep Me in Your Heart 

W. Zevon

Shadows are fallin’.
And I’m runnin’ out of breath.
keep me in your heart for a while.
If I leave you it doesn’t mean I love you any less.
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When you get up in the mornin’…
and you see that crazy sun…
keep me in your heart for a while.
There’s a train leavin’ nightly called, “When All is Said and Done.”
 Keep me in your heart for a while.
Sometimes when you’re doin’ simple things around the house…
maybe you’ll think of me and smile.
You know I’m tied to you like the buttons on your blouse
Hold me in your thoughts.
Take me to your dreams.
Touch me as I fall into view.
When the winter comes…
keep the fires lit..
and,  I will be right next to you.
Engine driver’s headed north up to Pleasant Stream…
keep me in your heart for a while
These wheels keep turnin’… but they’re runnin’ out of steam.
Keep me in your heart for a while