The Quiet Hearted Soldier

The wind blows her Carmel Valley hair She sees me longing for her there Oh but, I’m a soldier with a quiet heart I’m the boy at the end of that night Who’ll do all he can to treat her right Who needs a little bit of a kick start Like sincere words she won’tContinue reading “The Quiet Hearted Soldier”

Can After Can

She checks her appointment book the night beforeAnd gets dressed for bed then closes the doorThen falls asleep to her favorite Netflix showIt’s the one about the detectives who solve crimesThey speak in logic, not in couplet rhymes, andI sleep beside her but there are secrets I don’t knowAnd when sheLooks out the window herContinue reading “Can After Can”

Grinding the Corn

t took me a long while To understand how to do it right Like a younger boxer Who’s training hard for a fight I didn’t learn it from a book It was from experience & porn Then I finally got the hang Of grinding the corn I had lots of partners They lost their patienceContinue reading “Grinding the Corn”

Screw City Nights

Back in 1999 my bro called me He needed help with Expediting From what he said, I got excited He was baiting and I was biting So I gave 2 weeks at the Hotel And headed to the Midwest Qualified for that fast freight job Then I didn’t get much rest Pre-Chorus: Cause we wereContinue reading “Screw City Nights”

Maui

Mom and Dad took a trip to Maui I was all alone for a few days Gary said we’d throw a party And for it, I’d get high praise Don’t know how many were invited But it got out of hand pretty fast Word of mouth was how it got out Everyone but me hadContinue reading “Maui”

Tall Drink of Water

What’s a tall drink of water doin’ With short, fat, balding me anyway? Why does she want to be with me Until my final dying day? I’m not rich, handsome or suave In fact I’m a bit of an obnoxious slob Who likes hot dogs & corn on the cob She stays instead of runningContinue reading “Tall Drink of Water”

Here’s the Good Part

Things have been shaping up Things are really great now Better than a year ago I got out of the cellar somehow It was right around the the time When you ghosted me And I figured out for myself We were no baffling mystery And here’s the good part The part when I didn’t cryContinue reading “Here’s the Good Part”

Baseball On My Brain

Inspired by Chuck Brodsky and Philip Bechis Clark You say I’m acting different now You say I’m getting really weird You say I’m a bit too obsessive It’s not as bad as you feared No, I’m not going crazy I haven’t gone insane I’m just excited about Opening Day It’s Major League Baseball on myContinue reading “Baseball On My Brain”

When Your Sugar Don’t Want Your Honey

When your sugar don’t want your honey But she spends all your hard earned money And you know deep in your heart she won’t care either way You’ll see her buy what she wants And go to those fancy restaurants With friends acting like debutantes Who work less than they play Now, when your sugarContinue reading “When Your Sugar Don’t Want Your Honey”