Late Show


Late Show

the walking wounded wander
in a midnight masquerade
seeking years of missing memories
and the dues that go unpaid
wishing life had steered them better
when the road split long ago
as they struggle with their luggage
in another late, late show

I stumbled on your picture
with your eyes so warm and bright
where I loved to gaze for hours
with your arms around me tight
I was young and on a mission
treating life as day to day
you were looking for tomorrow
as I let you slip away

now, life’s the patient teacher
as we choose our lessons well
and I took the inner journey
and I rode the carousel
and, although I want for nothing
I still have a wish or two
like a “late show” happy ending
that I’d love to share with you

Sunshine Lady


Sunshine Lady

I never should have expected
when rain turned to rainbows…
you’d stay…
you’re a sunshine lady
on and on
you shine…

I’ll miss your giggle…
funny shaped toes
crawling up my leg
in secluded café corners…
the nights at the bay
when we could still see tomorrow
before the fog
rolled in…

it was so thick at times,
I had to reach out
to you,
to make sure you were still there…

I think God made mornings
to remind us
that life is always new…
that life is new all ways…
and though I love the smell
of rain swept avenues…
I do miss
my sunshine lady…


Bluesy Guitar


Bluesy Guitar

generally speaking
you haven’t a prayer
with lips on your neck
in an overstuffed chair
just come when you want to
and come as you are
I’ll wring out some tears
from my bluesy guitar

imagine the feeling
of grass on your skin
with moonlight above
and the warmth slipping in
your hands stroking nature
your head full of stars
with rhythm so sweet
from my bluesy guitar

you’re humming a tune
of a passionate song
I’m playing by ear
but it shouldn’t be long
my fingers describing
the woman you are
between every note
of my bluesy guitar

I’ll Give You Autumn…


I’ll Give You Autumn…

I’ll give you autumn…
it’s all I know…

when touch
dreams taste,
and longing
is measured in moons
and late night
cups of coffee..

I still have you.

to dream to

in iridescent oils
and wandering
scents of spring

when love might call me home…

is always the right direction
for dreaming…

but, till then
I’ll give you autumn…
its all I know…

and my one word
of love…





what if we were blind
and you only knew me by my words
no ages
no race
no height or weight
and brought together
by a twist of fate
attraction that was pure
no expectations
and no one to impress
to be able to meet a heart naturally

what if we were blind
and you only knew me by my words
sometimes seeing
is so unfair

Alone Together



Alone Together


right at this moment
as you read these words
pause for a moment
and imagine
across the miles
as I glance upwards
to the sky
because I can feel you from here..

right at this moment
God reaches down
with two fingers
and touches us both
forming a connection
filled with love and compassion
and mystical wonder
wishing for us
to exchange our gifts
of words and wisdom and comfort,
another part of His plan
we may not understand
just yet..

right at this moment
we pause,
alone together,
freezing a moment in our lives
intertwined magically,
in His grace
with His blessing

right at this moment
I wish
this moment
would never end…

Between Heaven & Ice Cream

ice ccream


Let me look into your sadness
If it’s only for a while
I’ve got comfort by the bushel
and a wish to make you smile
I can validate the sorrow
and eliminate the pain
as the seeds of your survival
drink the freshness of your rain

trace my finger on your visions
where my lips can only dream
how your kisses must be somewhere
between heaven and ice cream
and your eyes are filled with wonder
how the love could go so wrong
while the world goes right on spinning
just assuming you’re that strong

close your eyes and just imagine
how the loves supposed to feel
if you let me in a little
I can promise something real
I won’t feed you empty jargon
that the end will be alright
I’m just looking for a smile
I can leave you with tonight..