Leaves of May


As leaves of May
Begin to slowly drift away,
June sits in bloom
Though comes and goes way too soon
In the midst of anguish
Still I dream of you:
The touch of your skin
The feel of your kiss,
Always I dream of you.


Happiness (Day After Day)

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Waking up is such a drag
Another day, more problems
Happiness is on the way.
It’s a drag for me
Finding my slippers under the bed,
I so want to crawl under the covers again.
The water feels good
pouring over my head, rolling down my back
I slip on the soap and down I fall.
Morning traffic, horrendous
Horns blaring;
See the traffic cop snoozing on the job!
A pleasant good morning to my co-workers
How I loathe them all,
Especially my boss.
Lunch break – who fucking cares
Gimme a Bourbon, better yet, Scotch on the rocks
One bad pill for my troubles.
Evening; left the office
Slow-moving traffic – home is beyond the hill
Phone ringing. It’s the wife – ‘Where the hell are you?!!!?’
Home sweet home
Wife’s in the den, not talking
Dinner’s in the oven – cold leftovers
Nighttime. Wife snoring beside me
I clutch the covers, dreading the morning
Is this Happiness or what?

The Sun Shines Down


Wherever I go
Whatever I do
Whether I fall down
Or follow through,
The sun shines down;

Pain, it does hurt
These bruises I carry along
Sometimes I want to crawl
Lie down on fallow thoughts
Still the sun shines down;

The road is dark
I grow weary of every last mile
I hear your voice
Calling me in the dark
Saying, ‘Son, just one more yard
Just one more yard down the line.’

How I got here
I know not what or why
Was it the whisky I drank
Did I forget to kiss you goodnight?
I hurt all over
I long for the night to come
And be gone,
To see dawn behind the clouds
And feel the sun shine down.