GUILTY

You loved me
But
You loved someone else more
I could see it.

So I
Unlaced my fingers
From your hand
Setting you free.

Emotionally
I didn’t let go
Never have
Never will.

Vows
Were exchanged
And
Promises made.

Time
Brought
Hurting
Things beyond human control.

If
Only
I had chosen
Another path.

Now
I
Feel
Guilty.
Written 5.17.17
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CEREAL KILLER

On Monday
For breakfast
Dad
Ate CAPTAIN CRUNCH
But that doesn’t make him a cereal killer.

On Tuesday
For breakfast
Mom
Ate CAPTAIN CRUNCH
But that doesn’t make her a cereal killer.

On Wednesday
For breakfast
Brother
Ate CAPTAIN CRUNCH
But that doesn’t make him a cereal killer.

On Thursday
For breakfast
Sister
Ate CAPTAIN CRUNCH
But that doesn’t make her a cereal killer.

On Friday
For breakfast
I
Ate CAPTAIN CRUNCH
But that doesn’t make me a cereal killer.
Written 8.24.12
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ORANGE

No matter
How you
Twist, turn
Arrange words.

Nothing
Rhymes
With
Orange.

It
Is
Not a boring color
Still.

Nothing
Rhymes
With
Orange.

It may
Look good
In a swatch or collage
Still.

Nothing
Rhymes
With
Orange.

The car
In your garage
May be it’s color
Still.

Nothing
Rhymes
With
Orange.

At home
Beside the range
There is a bowl of fruit
Shoot.

Nothing
Rhymes
With
Orange.

Isn’t it strange
A barrage of other words
Fit together and chime
Still.

Nothing
Rhymes
With
Orange.
Written 5.1.17
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CANDY BAR

It
Was
PAYDAY.

HERSHEY
Came in
To celebrate.

Sitting
Next to BIT’O HONEY
Spirited questions began.

Where do you live?
Can I take you home?
He asked, with SNICKERS.

MILKY WAY
And
Yes, she answered.

Reaching her apartment
The RED HOT night continued
HERSHEY’S KISSES intensified.

They
Did the WHATCHAMACALIT
GOOD AND PLENTY
.

Soon
They would have girl
BABY RUTH.
Written 8.30.09
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THE EMPTY CHAIR

Last night
Your chair was empty
But
Happiness
Sat in it’s place.

I saw eyes
Of darkness, disappear
Walls
Slowly coming down
Through tears of joy.

I always knew
You were special
Convincing you
Was
The hardest thing.

After many years
My prayers
Have been answered
You found
True love again.

These words
Come
With my love
From
An empty chair.
Written 11.16.86
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INSPIRATION POINT

Sometimes
My inspiration point
Is
Because I’d like to.

Sometimes
My inspiration point
Is
Because I want to.

Sometimes
My inspiration point
Is
Because I need to.

Sometimes
My inspiration point
Is
Because I’d love to.
Written 11.2.09
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DAYS ENDING IN WHY

Yesterday
That
Happened.

Today
This
Happened.

Tomorrow
It will be
Something else.

Sometimes
The only question is
Why?
Written 5.2.08
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