~spirits awander~anchors aweigh~flyin’ in the big ships~sandwiched ‘tween oceans & clouds~it is a wonder we find each other~can’t remember why we left~glad to step in steps~made in younger days~we got home~we got family~gotta hold on~
~original song by Tom (WordWulf) Sterner & his boyz~I may tell a little lie to the night~I may~cry a cup of tears~yes I might~I may be sad but don’t you worry~there are times we have had~they’re the best I ever knew~& I may yet tip a cup with you~
meditations~observations~affirmations~aphorisms~epigrams~snippets~nuance of difference~separate nuance~syllabic~metaphoric~poetic~prosaic~the application of words~its obscure device of explaining to learn semantics~ecstatic hurrahs~sobbing depths~what become events themselves~words~da...
~from the Shadow Danse album~Bloodline~a vision of winter reflected in the eyes of age~the guitarist on this album is my son Tommy~in addition to the guitar work~he mixes the music in his studio~as a father & creative man myself~I am enthralled at his genius~when I first heard this re...
~ I have 5 children ~ 7 grandchildren ~ 1 great granddaughter ~ wife Kathy & stepdaughter ~ Cinder Dawg & Bubba Kat ~ what joy ~ the newest addition to our family ~ I’ll hug her soon ~ 1400 miles ~ 24 days from now ~
~ lamerica, clothed in great warring monuments of glory ~ Jim Morrison ~ what are morals to us sons of god ~ Nietzsche ~ you are as much responsible for the Vietnam war as I am for killing these people ~ Charles Manson ~ the tragedy “man” & its hero, the conqueror worm ~ Poe ~
~ that’s how I met her lamerica, lonely & frozen ~ Jim Morrison ~ I know these god-like men all too well: they want one to have faith in them & doubt to be sin ~ Nietzsche ~ I think that it is high time that you all start looking at yourselves, and judging the lie that you live in ~...
~ wild sounds in the night ~ ~ angel siren voices ~ Jim Morrison ~ as a moral lion ~ roar before the daughters of the universe ~ Nietzsche ~ then you say how bad & even killers, your children are ~ Charles Manson ~ for the heart whose woes are legion ~ Poe ~ who loves ya ~ shotgun ~
~ to reassert tribal needs & memories ~ Jim Morrison ~ enveloped by you ~ silent & foreboding girl-cats ~ Nietzsche ~ you expect to break me? Impossible! You broke me years ago ~ Charles Manson ~ I stand beneath the mystic moon, an opiate vapor, dewy, dim ~ Poe ~ riding dead horses ~
~ I made the blue cars go away ~ Jim Morrison ~ if it was as lovely an oasis belly ~ Nietzsche ~ You eat meat and you kill things that are better than you are ~ Charles Manson ~ in veils & drowned in tears ~ Poe ~ what hunts you down ~ owns you ~ is where you are ~
~ 26 hours behind the wheel ~ highway bridges yawned before me ~ toothless mouths ~ endless voids ~ windshield of my truck a face looking back ~ a monster waiting to devour me ~ window down cursing ~ swallowed by the cocoon of time ~
~ I am a guide to the labyrinth ~ Jim Morrison ~ Are your longings under a thousand maths, you fool! ~ you poet! ~ Nietzsche ~ I hope your dreams take you to the highest of your hopes ~ Charles Manson ~ by good angels tenanted ~ Poe ~ name it religion ~ sacrifice others ~ save your ...
~the oldest child in a family of eight children ~ I knew all about changing diapers ~ raised three daughters & two sons myself ~ needles & pins uh ~ time for the grand-babies ~ I laugh & roll up my sleeves ~ piece o’ cake ~ I got the new-fangled diaper ~ sticky tabs stuck ~ where th...
~ a squirrel on the mailbox ~ attempting to argue me out of breakfast ~ a church bell sends it flying into a tree ~ it chitters at children skipping down the street ~ I smile & go inside ~ it gets my breakfast after all~
~ let’s recreate the world ~ the palace of conception is burning ~ Jim Morrison ~ morality as anti-nature ~ Nietzsche ~ If you need to be happy, I'll be your smile ~ Charles Manson ~ to the tintinnabulation that so musically wells ~ Poe ~ chains of authority~ peace be damned ~
~ She talked about the Lawrence Welk band ~ dancing while her husband performed with them ~ 87 years old ~ she closes her eyes ~ falls into a pirouette ~ I catch her & she goes home ~ a tear in her eye ~ he is long gone ~ Mister Welk too ~
~singing & writing songs since I was a boy ~ sharing the creative process with my sons ~ watching my daughters dance ~ I am lifted up ~ visited by epiphanies ~ transcendence ~ we are larger than ourselves ~ gifted beyond dreams~
~I’m real~I’m human~but I’m not an ordinary man~no no no~Jim Morrison ~does the hellbound howl at you?~Nietzsche~ you haven't got long before you are all going to kill yourselves, ~Charles Manson~thus I pacified Psyche & kissed her~Poe~Jesus is the bomb~do you see him~
~Super Mario owned the room~Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles~neighborhood waifs in sleeping piles like puppies~or kittens~counting heads & wondering~who do you belong to~five of my own~I’m never alone~always room for another child or two~Daddy’s home~
~stoned streets in the pale dawn~Jim Morrison ~general welfare is not the sphere of truth~Nietzsche~I hope your dreams take you~to the most special places~your heart has ever known~Charles Manson~the fever called living is conquered at last~Poe~
~I can’t believe I’ll never see her again~two weeks in paradise~we made love on the sand one night~how could we do that yesterday~and today she is gone~like those other people you hear about~victims~
~beautiful friend~the end~Morrison ~species of fat green snake came here to die when it grew old~Nietzsche~if you're alone~I'll be your shadow~if you want to cry~I'll be your shoulder~Manson~dearer to my soul than its soul-life~Poe~
~Larimer Street in Denver~it’s the place to be for the in-crowd, sports junkies, girls on the make~the haves pushed the don’t haves out years ago~it used to be skid-row~I liked it better then~spilled some blood there~not all of it my own~
~a handful of keys~a labyrinth of locked doors~the death/life chair~seeking through tunnel veins beneath the university~three tiers down~river blood~doubting he can save Emily~Basil is determined to try and find out why~
~clouds & struggles~lamerica~nighthawk~Morrison ~gold blinking in your night eye~Nietzsche~I hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles~Manson~from grief & groan to a golden throne~Poe~