Cautious Revelations

This one was the hottie
Twenty-five years ago,
His infatuation
Surely did show.

Were crazy decisions
Based on that fact?
I don’t really think so
That’s not how I would act;
That she was a best friend
That’s what really mattered,
Certain aspects of his life
Were torn, busted and tattered,
Even a man who is no island
Needs shelter from the storm,
A hearty cup of soup
And a fire to keep warm.

A twenty-five year look back
Demands a new perspective,
Reviewing the crisis
Was something defective?
That was the dialogue
Inscribed on the page,
But much simpler than that
Without the drama and rage.

It was all about love
Maturity and life,
Getting married so young
With a pop-up wife,
Quite often it’s as simple
As shelter from the swarm,
An escape from childhood
And a bed that is warm.

Should one go back
And rekindle the fire?
It is ill advised
Because those embers did retire,
New fuel is needed
And a quality spark,
Perhaps it is better
Just to whisper in the dark.

What do they do for us,
Some just look back
To grumble and cuss,
Review some perceived wrong
Perpetrated on their being,
With a 25 year look-back
Revelatory and freeing.

Caution is advised
If you’re willing to do this exercise,
New observations
Unattached from the original event,
Take you spinning deeper
With a desire to repent,
And I assure you, brother
It’s not money well spent.



Ms. Todorean

While Manuel was reading the manual
I was distracted
By a Jack Russell spaniel,
That nasty little dog
Was pissing on my DeLorean,
Disturbing my thoughts
Regarding Anna Todorean.

I kept my cool and
Ran over that puppy,
Left it in the road
Gasping like a guppy,
Put the pedal to the metal
Down the road to Lake Orion,
Now lovely Miss Anna
She drives a Delorean.



Ponder all the iterations
Bitter and its conversations,
Food that makes you pucker and spit
So bitter it was, that thing you bit,
And then that time
When he attacked,
You bit his hand
When you got smacked,
Is a bitter beast,
Be more careful in the future
To say the least.



Pennies on Millions

How many folks retire
With nothing in the bank,
They have only a few dollars
To put gas in the tank,
It begs the question
Do they really need a car,
Or maybe it’s time to sell
That old Les Paul guitar.

But wait, it was stolen
Back in 1967,
In Golden Gate Park
When LSD was your heaven,
And you were so young
Taking anything for free,
You thought, “Jerry’s guitar?”
Now belongs to me.

Worth millions by now
But only pennies to you,
Try to find a buyer
Your debt will come due,
Because Jerry has friends
Who will come after your neck,
Bury you six feet under
Your redwood deck.

You retired
Without a dime in the bank,
All the weed you smoked
And the booze that you drank,
Dreaming your fantasies
About a secret guitar,
While you’re left with a pooch
In a trailer and no car.


Incendiary Dreams

I dreamed about a babe
The one I hold most dear,
Please don’t tell my secret
Because that’s what I fear,
It’s a delicate situation
Mysterious and dark,
But when we are together
‘Tis like kindling and a spark.

A dangerous situation
No matter when we meet,
In the cloakroom at work
Or even on the street,
Spontaneous combustion
Eye contact and a smile,
There’s just something about this babe
Way beyond the rank and file.

Incendiary moments
Fire extinguisher fun,
As if flames attacked our clothing
At the surface of the sun,
Enticing is the experience
Sensual and delicious,
Best tasted in the smallest amount
The most decadent of dishes.

I understand why
She only comes to me at night,
In the midst of my dreams
I’m convinced that’s alright,
After all, I’m not cheating
She is gone by sunrise,
The best thing about it?
It’s just my babe in disguise.


Dream Kiss 5

Dreamt you had a sailboat
Of course, there was more,
We were kissing as usual
It started at the front door,
Moving through the house
All lickety split,
You kicked me out later
When we were done with it.




The facade
That we are superior,
Is exposed such, that
We are inferior,
By our suicides
At the peak of our dreams,
Whereas, animals and insects
Live life without these screams.