Sunday, November 30, 2008


These spotless shoes are filthy
A healthy dose of callus' greet me every evening
Does one look for a new pair?
Look at the variety!
Look at this gaudy plethora of options!
Must I test this ones stamina?
Will this match my personality?
I bend down to tug my tattered laces
But alas my fingers are tangled
Mangled if you will exaggerate
These shoes will keep on treading
Until the soles decide to sleep

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Taste

When you throw up rainbows
It drains you of color
A technicolor concoction
Joesph and his damn coat would be jealous of
Brilliant hues of sadness
Shadows of happy ideas

(An art teacher somewhere just flinched at the irony)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


This life preserver doesn't feel right
So white, so bright
Yet so dark in these waves
Bobbing around
Awaiting rescue
It's not the sharks that get you
but that cold, sinking feeling

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008


The down trodden-face
Accepting yet relentless for a different answer
A sweat stained steering wheel of trips past
The speakers fizz with every beat
Where are we going
No signs, no remaining distance
Just cracking glass and
the draining of work
Chapped lips and
A hoarse voice come well equipped
The phone was purposely drained
But its presence ever needed
The sound of hot concrete
Waves of tortured road
Contacts are drying up
but becoming wet even more

Friday, November 7, 2008


Life is like swimming in a pool with friends
Light hearted chatter
The sun warming the water
Floating in the ripples of a man made sea
Then someone picks up a pool noodle
And with a leap through the air
Home runs your face with colorful hurt
Who knew foam could be so painful

Monday, November 3, 2008

Cocoa for kookoo puffs

Where am I?

"Please quiet down"

How can you hear me?

"Get your hand out of your face"

What? My hand is by my side, sweating and clutching.

"Please be respectful"

How can I when I feel ridiculous?

"Use your inside voice"

How can I not when it's in my head?

"Calm down, sir"

Wow I'm about to start fuming in here

"No smoking please"

(Got you there, bub)
(Bub? Really?)