Monthly Archives: January 2015

Lyrics and Music: Sanctuary (original mini-version with mp3)

I’m working on lyrics and music for a song, working title “Sanctuary”. This is the chorus only. Or maybe it’s the whole thing and its just tiny. I created the music using Garage Band on my iPhone on an airplane (biz … Continue reading

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Why I threw my sheet music across the room

Why I threw my sheet music across the room Metronome forces measure on my madness m/s vs m/s squared Acceleration wins I ain’t got rhythm

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Only the obvious escapes me

Who is the opposite of Captain Obvious? I would be that. I see what others do not. And I don’t mean figments of an imagination or dead people or the future. More like components, gaps, connections, structure, and, OK, maybe … Continue reading

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Free Verse: My Skin

Damn you, Rosacea! Warning: it gets nerdy at the end. My Skin Where do I begin with this angry skin? My Northern European race has cursed my face with epidermis of epic complaint. Blotches and bumps that no warpaint can … Continue reading

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Free Verse: Ruby Red

Grapefruit may spit in my eye, but I love it nonetheless. Ruby Red your blush belies bittersweet inside that dimpled hide you cry out for my serrations to separate you from yourself and I will comply but first – Gimme … Continue reading

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Haiku: Rams Head High

Tonight I attended a poetry book launch and open mic session hosted by Raundi Moore-Kondo (http://www.theloveofwords.com/raundi.html). As part of the event, I received a randomly-selected “animal poet guide”: a bighorn sheep, male, AKA a ram. My assignment: write a haiku by … Continue reading

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Yearbook: A reason to publish every moment of our lives to the world wide web

I based this poem on autographs written in my 1980 high school yearbook. Yearbook: A reason to publish every moment of our lives to the world wide web Because in 1980 Peter couldn’t picture me in any outfit other than … Continue reading

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