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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Free Verse: Heed the Warning Label

I wrote this on behalf of every female who is friendly, friendly, friendly, but not THAT friendly. Heed the warning label enough trouble to be trouble but not enough trouble to be worth the trouble

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