Saturday, May 30, 2015

b string lament

b string is slipping
too many high end bends
and butterfly vibratos

tune it up tight
strum out those familiar chords
capo down to reach those notes

but the song is empty
without you

Friday, May 29, 2015

solo kitchen party

clicking around
getting deep
into that sweet part
of youtube
tweak the speakers up

pull out my guitar
join in
hammering out
big happy chords

full voice singing
foot stomps the floor
imagining a ragged bass
or Tom's old plank

singing voice soaring out
over the dinner dishes

These are some of the key songs for reference:

I'm pretty addicted to Shovels and Rope at the moment.  

Thursday, May 28, 2015

parking lot tears

parking lot tears fall
catch 'em quick
dry each one

no red eyes here
 allergies I'll say

Thursday, May 7, 2015

a heading south poem

six hours straight
up in the cab
quick nap
stretched out
on the bench seat

back on the dawn road
quick waves, nods,
tip of the trucker's hat
merge right
into the first light convoy

trucker haiku

brother trucker's been rear ended
Toyota jammed up tight
rippled metal and smoke


tea cup steam curls
razor's edge honed up sharp
fresh morning tonsure
hot soap drips
over remnant grey stubble

Saturday, May 2, 2015

ode to a shed

slow caving
shed roof
sagging shingle tatters
one hinged door
leaning out
over milk crate pile

puddle damp floor
still pooled
in the foot stomp hole
Molson stubby bottles
line the outer rafters

stove stuffed full
broken kitchen chair legs
leaks rusty red
dry leaves spin