Poetry

The Gift

The Gift

Will you take these diamonds to hold dear?
Will my love you hear?
Do you understand the design?
The path for us to find
Will you wear them for eternity?
Do you understand their immortality?

Written 2007

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The Lost Vodka Infusion

The Lost Vodka Infusion

Feverishly I worked my craft
Like a mad scientist on the verge of his greatest discovery
I sweated grappling the screaming blender with my left hand
While manhandling a kiwi with my right
I combined fruits and spices, formulating the finest infusion
Pouring in the Goose, I heard the spite of the drunken Chinese girlfriend...

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Broken Heart, Broken Faith

Broken Heart, Broken Faith

Racing to his voice she leaped to the sky smiling endlessly
Her heart plunged fast without a cry giving everything to Him, in love’s trust blindly...

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From Hades Kelly Calls

From Hades Kelly Calls

Although buried, your soul is here, all the night long...

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Lacking Humbleness

Lacking Humbleness

Feign universal cosmic knowledge
Delivering it’s consuming knell...

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The Hard Life of the Rockstar

Was sitting in my car listening to the radio
Bob was singing about turning the page
I sat heaving smoke out my window
Waiting to work all day at the KFC
Dreading the grease, grime, and smell of chicken
Thinking his song was resonating with me
Suddenly, I was overcome with frustration
In that moment, long ago, I decided
I would never feel sorry for:

Aiko

Aiko

Aiko

I said I was not sure what you meant
When you sat at the bar saying,

“I am a bit of a racist”
Or, when you claimed to be at the very top...

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Barbecue

Barbecue

You’re just a little too American
As you and your family kept calling one another chinks
I felt I was attending a bizarre United Nations meeting
As your half-black cousins raced to meet your Mexican girlfriend
As your German speaking uncle took offense to my name
Constantly asking me, “Is that Italian?”

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