Monthly Archives: May 2020

Memorial Day: New Lenox

I opened a fortune cookie today but there was no fortune inside
So I wrote my own on the back of a dream I keep for occasions like this
It was a simple couplet with a complicated theme that started with hope
My story begins with the idea that life is short and should not go by quietly
The words betrayed me even though I was well versed in their meaning
So I packed up my doggie bag and walked out with my heart still on the table.

Ode

When I know the rain is going to come – I think of you
The promise of hope comes over me cleansing my palette
I want to see you up close – to see beyond the artifice of history
I want to see you up close – to see behind the eyes that hold truth

If you would give me ten minutes – I would give you ten years
But we could never take back what we offer each other today
I want you to see me close up – to see behind my fractured mythology
I want you to see me close up – to see behind the eyes that hold love

When I know the rain is going to come – I think of you

May 9, 2020

He walked with the grace of a man who didn’t know
His soul had an expiration date

He turned his wizened face up to look at the sun
His heart had given up any expectations

He wrestled with the fear of tasting love’s recovery
His mind confused his heart with his soul

He never realized he had the power to throw the game
His honesty got the better of him – again