Thursday, September 20, 2012

                                   OIL ON CANVAS APROX. 30" x 30"

For Virginie 

Steer through dark water
locate the storm
rise to the surface
of a soul undone
cast a spell in the night
locate the moon
do no harm
make everything right

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


for Rob

stay the course

traverse force
beyond the
yet untold
above the waves
grab the gold.

19 September 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

For Billie

big gray cat
her terrain’s paladin
when the dog arrives
she is on guard again
though she looms like
an ash mushroom cloud
soft and dangerous
a fog spreading warning
over the dog
so timid so mild
that only appears
now and again
stays a few days
favor to a friend
the cat who was born
to life on the street
accepts the dog’s presence
a challenge to meet
shakes off the sloth
of complacent breath
she preys and she stalks with
newfound self respect
that sense of herself
not an indolent cat
but one who has reason
and courage at that
she  stalks silently
pompous threat in her stare
when i awake she hisses
you will not be there
and if you are
and the household agrees
i’ll leave you to bend
an agreeable knee
and you will go your way
and I will go mine
but never forget
that I am sublime.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


tried them all
those promising roads
out of darkened places
found no solution
at any age
carefully won is the race
of those who kiss
the hem of revolution
infinite regress
and I will bribe them
all those gate keepers
with real tenderness
clatter upwards
observe from the sky
the way to an age
is to never walk by