22 Aug 2016


Reality is a walk in the park
The circles of terror become old and dusty
They slow and grate and are at last

Gates stay locked
Fences high and strong
Razor wire for your ambitions
It comes and goes but the walls are always

The hardest days are a simple equation
Comedy is after all just
Tragedy plus time
All you need is patience and imagination

Knowing when to believe the lie
When to buy into the story
Suspension of disbelief is invaluable
You can’t always win
And that’s fine
So don’t listen to those movies where they
Tell you otherwise

If you truly believe…
If your heart is pure…
If you are doing what you love…
It will all work out

To throw caution to the wind in this town
Is the same as pissing into it

There is still a time and place for the
Fear brought about by risk
You can still jump
Without breaking a single bone
You just need patience and imagination

Reality is a walk in the park
But at night
In the darkness
Wide awake as young foxes scream
It is your dreams that must be overcome.

2 Aug 2016

A small sky (after Georgia O’Keefe)

Dreams of what will remain after I am gone
Thoughts and words followed by spilled drinks

They will never say
            He grew up under a large sky
Though I may ask someone to lie about