Perhaps this is your ghost ship…

Sailboat on ocean

perhaps this is your ghost ship
in your mind, you don’t like what you see
some ugly creature stares at you
then enter the dragon of your imagination
fill in those blanks that no one will fill
create whatever you please
hologram your lost love on deck
paint in beauty that meets your fancy
alter how you look at yourself, the world
if someone denies your reality
laugh at them as you animate cause
watch closely as the universe races
to be your Genie in the lamp…
(Copyright 06-06-13)


Goo Goo Dolls – Name

Even though the moment passed me by, I still can’t turn away
All the dreams you never thought you’d lose got tossed along the way
Letters that you never meant to send lost or thrown away
Now we’re grown up orphans that never knew their names
We don’t belong to no one
That’s a shame
If you could hide inside me, maybe for awhile,
and I won’t tell no one your name
And I won’t tell ’em your name…

You’ll look silly as a clown that mimes…

Vapor trails

see that small, white streak
looks like a shooting star?
now that’s sadness
look at that long, wide, colorful trail
that’s melancholy, baby!
don’t get them confused
one has long staying power
the other disappears as quickly as it arrives
don’t bring in some plastic offering
artists don’t paint with jive
that’s their guts spilled out on canvas
you look at with your cocked head
say what you want as you pound out dollars
on that keyboard connected to the NY Times
but don’t say Vincent never loved you
you’ll look silly as a clown that mimes…
(Copyright 06-05-13)