Monday, July 26, 2021

streams of words

the streams of words
that flow through my mind
usually never reach my lips
I sit wanting to tell you
all that lies inside my head
then I leave with unspoken words
one day my nerves will harden
and I will say them aloud

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Monday, July 12, 2021

juke joint dreams

nearby kids saw the old man
sitting on his porch, his eyes
focus on something far off
they thought the man was
in a stupor, but he was lost
in a daydream of his youthful
days in juke joints playing
and dancing nights way

- Written for dVerse Quadrille 131

Tuesday, July 6, 2021


she sat on a carpeted floor
as her mother’s hands
created art in braids
little girl glows in summer
sun with flowing braids
dancing in the breeze

Tuesday, June 29, 2021


she tried to keep her appearance
flawless and smooth like a shiny
new Ferrari, but something
would always wrinkle her lines
like fingerprints left behind
on clean windows, she could
never achieve perfection

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

shadows vanish

I look over my shoulder
trying to find that eerie sound
all I see is shadows vanishing
into the blackness of night

Monday, June 14, 2021


I remember back when
my mom would wear makeup
I barely wear lipstick
leaving imprints on glasses
as a child I finger painted
in school with colorful hues
smudged across construction paper
now I paint words across pages
still smudging lines here and there

- Written for dVerse Quadrille #130