Memory

Three thirty in the morning Woke up to go take a piss Then went to the front room Sat on the couch and wrote this Rain comes down hard outside I hear wind slamming the windows I decided to start up some coffee I should wash some dirty clothes And my dog is snoring likeContinue reading “Memory”

Nashville, Tennessee

He was out on a Tuesday In his Chevy getting drunk off a twenty four pack of bottled Budweiser Lite Thinkin’ ‘bout the girl he fell in love with When they were sixteen And everythin’ was alright He was wonderin’ what she was up to as he hadn’t seen her since they parked out byContinue reading “Nashville, Tennessee”

I’m Not Them

They say I’m wastin’ time with you, my dear They think they’ve got you pegged, it’s so clear You leavin’ me is the last thing I fear ’Cause I’m not them and neither are you I know the ins and outs of all that you are You’re my rock, my foundation, my shining star YouContinue reading “I’m Not Them”

Working From Boat

I’d go out at sea with my Dad He taught me everything he knew Like how to prevent getting sick And if I got stranded, what to do He said he couldn’t live on land Even if his love wanted him to This boat was part of the deal The women in his life knewContinue reading “Working From Boat”

Songs, not Poems

I write the songs That no one wants to hear People are indifferent To my concern and fear About my former lovers About guilt inside my heart For mucking up so many times Now I don’t no where to start I write the songs That no one wants to play They’re all writing theirs, I’mContinue reading “Songs, not Poems”

Foolish Expectations

I thought in you, I found a friend One who would be there until death We fought like good friends do So I began holding my breath There was a day when I knew You didn’t want me to know you It was after many things you said hammered at once inside my head FoolishContinue reading “Foolish Expectations”

Where’s My Veronica?

She’s the girl on my street She’s light on her feet She knows me all too well I like her so, so much Though our lips never touched And her secrets I won’t tell And if she’s my Betty Then where’s my Veronica? Yeah if she’s my Betty Then where’s my Veronica? If she’s notContinue reading “Where’s My Veronica?”

Our Moonlight Swim

We met out at the lake with towels covering our lifeguard swimsuits It was us, the mountain air, pines and water we loved so much And we ran toward our unknown future without fear or worries It was during the same summer When I blew out your VW’s clutch Our close friends knew but ourContinue reading “Our Moonlight Swim”

More than a Hookup

She and I were friends back in high schoolWe went bowling and hung out all the timeShe was one of my best friends back thenShe was my confidant, my partner in crime She went off to study theatre out in EugeneI stayed back home and wrote song after songAnd we went out for my twentyContinue reading “More than a Hookup”