June 2022

My imagination is not letting me slow down. Even Vertigo wants to ruin the party. It’s as if the whole world is coming to me and not me going to it.

listening
hoping to look
into my being
too many men deciding
to take away my choice

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Remembered

It felt good, the car windows were down and the sound was turned up high. Ted Nugent’s guitar chords and shrills exiting his studio Marshall amps brought me back to my late teens. Well, that was before he went gonzo and started writing the same over and over again after the Double Live Gonzo! Album.

Fifteen years later, my ten-year-old son and I would hear a clip from Cat Scratch Fever as we watched a AAA baseball player walked to the plate and dug his cleats in the batter’s box.

twenty more children
gunned down in a school**
politicians unwilling
to let their legacies
be known to the world

** Robb Elementary School on June 3, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas

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The middle of the night is not always the best time to walk through your house. And I can hear the peanut gallery and my detractors complaining about my lack of originality with the start of these prosaic thoughts.

Ha! Remember those slippers you left in the middle of the living room? I found them as I tripped over the cat. It was not a controlled fall. In fact, my arse is still sore. But I did make it back to my bed; rolled towards the wall and over the damned cat. Well, that’s two lives less for him.

Covid dream
I rise
to kiss her goodnight

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