Deadpan Beauty

If I had taken my blinders off.

What would I see?

Everything that others have assumed to be?

The aberration is dim.

Not yet completely out of sight.

Gleam to a dull knife.

So this is what happens when you can no longer afford disillusionment?

Potted and plotted on the earth’s dance room floor.

Within such grounds,

magnetic beauty had not been the cure.

Covens where fashionable blindfolds are of use…no more.

Further proof, ‘you cannot take allure with you…when you go.

Just cold sores…grounded…above and below.

Curiosity’s Oddity


In the midst of thunderous gale.

A noose is loosened.

Dislodged from a ceiling.

Where the lead is chipping and peeling.


Stones, previously marked with similar name.

A pastime of clientele hanging on shame.

The obliged have always wondered.

Can you cremate pain?

Thus, hold onto dignified days,

and their remains.


A participant of curiosity’s oddity.

I, too, have queried…

What remains of the day?


All the protocol that stands in the way.


Daughter’s of Bastards. Son’s of Bitches


They say, there is a ghost in every house.  And, if we make peace with it.  IT will remain quiet.

-Vietnamese Proverb

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Daughter’s of Bastards.  Son’s of Bitches.


These pillars seemingly in the way.

Built on purpose.

Layered out in a definitive service.

To this restless soul,

it appears as a shelter without a circus.


So, well-traveled traveler,

What do these markers matter?

Earthed centuries,

past cast caskets,

campfire stories,

fading fast.

Indeed a tell-tale sign to history’s androgynous mask.


A sometime headstone’s snippet of sage advice…

whilst strolling down memory lane.

Vacancy, granite posts, and, monochrome plains.


The dead tell no lies.

The dead have nothing to hide.




Finding Elizabeth

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Should I look forever…


does it even matter.

Lazily, leaving the dead…

where they belong.


Searching for answers…bloodline long.

Again, another, swan song.

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The air I breathe…

had been,

the air…

you breathe.

Nothing more than stone pillars of deceit.


Cannot turn back now.

Over underpasses,

blank faces of autonomous cases.

In between the yellow lines…

nothing but life by design.


Hostages have claimed desolation and reservation.

We are, you and I…

birds of a feather in poetic procrastination.

Mercy and misery

Common cousins

baptized in the brook…

chapters to a closed book.


Gripped and stripped at the picket fence.

I found you, as the day, you had left.

Named but nameless

Victim but witness.

I had hoped to be impressed.

Elizabeth, ‘I hear you calling but I can’t come out today.’

Speechless, before me you lay

Yet, I have found nothing is what I should say.

So, a stone has been found…


by blood we will be bound.

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Strange, as the earth conforms to my dismay

Ashes to ashes,

dust to dust,

as the story goes,

I will have come this far to…not know.


To not know what happened down below.

To not know what happened down below.


Letting bloodlines go

Letting bloodlines go in order to revive.

Odd, it is the dead who remind us,

we are alive.


Ripple Monday

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Ripple Monday…

Today, something borrowed, something New England ice blue and

a little something for a harried world to hold onto!

Don’t get too lost in all I say…


If my words did glow with the gold of sunshine. And, my tunes were played on the harp

unstrung. Would you hear my voice come through the music?

Would you hold it dear as if it were your own?

It’s a hand-me down, the thoughts are broken. Perhaps, they’re better

left unsung.

I don’t know. Don’t really care.

Let there be songs to fill the air.

Ripple in still water. When there is no pebble tossed. Nor wind to blow.

Reach out your hand if your cup be empty. If your cup is full may it be again.

Let it be known there is a fountain; that was not made

by the hands of men.

There is a road, no simple highway. Between the dawn and

the dark of night.

And, if you go

no one may follow. That path is for your steps alone.

You who choose to lead…must follow. But if you fall…you fall alone.

If you should stand then who is to guide you?

If I knew the way I would take you home!

Have a very fruitful day!


WE love you Jerry…Wish you were here to steer!

*lyrics by Jerry Garcia, Ripple