Farewell DC

Awaken in a cardboard castle
Climb in my snowy beast and turn the key
Roll down Elm street, taking in my rainbow row

Traffic cop brightens my 2,191st day with his smile
Chats with bikers and skips with children across the street
Will I never know his name?

The blind man waits patiently for the bus
Shading his eyes, straining to see
Does he know I send him love each day I speed by?

Fog sits over a sleepy Potomac
And a tear, at last, is pulled down my cheek
As the Key Bridge sways to embrace me


Blue Moon

Blue Moon weeps for my home

Orange flames lapping up its life

Leaving the land a scared skeleton

Crouched in the corner with shame


Respect the earth you walk on

Hold close the ones you love

Don’t try to hide your fear


The sky welcomes your mourning

Howl with the wolves for all to hear


A blank mind

Tired eyes stare through an empty wall,



Tap, tap, tap.


An idea flickers;

An image, a phrase.

Reach out- grab it fast!


A pen, paper, endless bag, nothing-

Unlock phone, open notes, finally there!



Thought gone.


Close eyes tight…

Open empty mind.

Still waiting.




Buzz goes off loud and clear

Cutting the cluttered quiet

Sandy eyes crack

Toes wiggle out from the warmth


Sound snaps to silence

Back into a dream for a moment until the monster is back

You draw your sword to slay the dragon and POW!

You’ve landed back in your bed


Kick back the covers and dive into another Mean Monday