Look Into Her Headlights

Look into her headlights, And you will see the spark, Of breathing living metal, 
Just sitting there in park!  We see her as a workhorse, To take us here and there, She shelters us with airbags, We even love her spare.  We treat her like she’s family, Like she’s a...

Lizard Skin Shoes

Like any good gardener, Before going inside, I remove muddy shoes, And leave them outside Overnight they will stay, All alone in the dark, Outside by the door, Old tennies will park. But by morning I wonder, What happened last night? Inside of my shoes, In the dark,...

I’m Not Suicidal, But…

I don’t feel excited, About living much more. I’m not suicidal, But my life’s such a bore. I’m highly apathetic, Unsurprisingly low, But with each line I write, I start to let go. I could blame my depression, I could blame my darn dad, I could blame my young mother,...

Money Doesn’t Grow on me

Money doesn’t grow on trees – I said, And my son looked so confused. “What does that mean?” he said to me, That’s when I blew my fuse. If I give in and give you cash, We know how fast you’ll burn it, If I say “no” you’ll have to think, And maybe you’ll go earn it. Yes...

Unemployed Angels

Oh they’re sitting around, Just looking for work, They’re unemployed angels, And they’re starting to lurk. They’ll lurk in your hallways, When bedtime arrives, They’ll loiter in the back seat, On long boring drives. They’ve got time on their wings, But no time to...

Escape Where I’m at

I am confused by the chaos, Of solitude’s appeal, I’m frightened by the terror of retreating’s good feel. I just want to escape, But this we both know, That voice is correct, There is no place to go! To engage with more people, Yet still be alone, It’s a...