Night Writer

Last night I had dinner out with friends

But the best part of the evening

Was the ride home

It was 71 degrees and the night was dark

I had the windows open and the moon roof too

Jazz on the radio at full blast

Seventy miles an hour down the long-lost highway

The wind was in our hair and on our skin

Wow! Said my friend when I pulled in front of her bungalow

At midnight in a screeching stop

That was exhilarating!

TALES FROM THE FOREST

Poem

I was in the woods dark and strange

resting on a bridge

when out of the air did there appear

a maid so fair

Are you lost? She asked

No, I’m not lost, I just don’t know where am

She smiled

Well, all who wander are not lost, she said

Can you show me the way out of these woods?

Yes, this way

I followed her for a while in silence

What is you name, I asked finally?

Beatrice, she answered.

Make Ya Last Stand

Poem

It sorta depends on where ya sittin’

as to where ya stand

the view from the gallery is better than from

below the bleachers

and if you live in a mouse hole – yo

you been living in hell

and if you live in a mansion

you never can tell

you my need an automatic weapon

to make ya last stand.  

Sunday Morning

On this beautiful Sunday morning

yellow sunshine coming down

all the beautiful girls in town

walking their dogs

Their long legs in their short shorts

shimmer in the sunlight.   

Love in the Time of Coronavirus

 

So, here I am sitting in the park

waiting for the sunrise

and this beautiful girl approaches me from the rear

I turn around to look at her

she smiles and I smile back

she keeps her distance

but we have a nice conversation

she has long blonde hair tied back in a pony tail

and wears a baseball cap skewed to one side

she is wearing plaid shorts and sneakers

this almost never happens to me anymore

she turns to leave and I wave goodbye

she waves back

here we are in the time of Coronavirus

another opportunity lost in

a fleeting moment of time.

Lethal Force

Lethal Force

Her eyes were wanton

Black, piercing

From her throat down to her toe

She was lethal

“I’m going to tease my hair,”

She said

“Why don’t you scare it when you’re done,”

I said

She laughed

I laughed

We all had a good laugh.

TIME ENOUGH FOR LOVE

 

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I have crossed oceans of time

To be with you

There must be

Time enough for love….

Two hundred years for each breast

A thousand for the rest

And if we find rubies by the Rhine

So much better love can find

The way to stitch our hearts

For we are greater than our parts.