Overcast Navy Sailing Away

Overcast Navy sailing away
Pull up your trousers (black silk)
Your stay here has been cut short
Prominent sundresses & of that ilk
Humid weather slowing me down
Manicured hands releasing winds to blow
Settle into your newly structured mind
We never asked you to row so slow
Not listening to rumors on the deckplates
There’s a truth down there you can’t feel
Displacement registered in the silence
Absolutism shook along the keel
I still know you in spite of your success
For I knew you when you were poor
Beauty does not replace kindness
It merely opens up another door

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Ill Reputed Minstrel & Her Fancy Dolls

Ill reputed minstrel & her fancy dolls
Forever punished for my dated sin
A hushed wish for something more
Images of the whiteness of porcelain
Do not lead me through vacant doors
No need to become another mistake
Removed from that dreadful life
Sparing additional pain for her own sake
Dancing lightly in the darkness
Admiring her spinning gown
Incapable of resisting delicate charms
Would do anything to replace that frown

Strapped Into A Mourning Gown

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Strapped into a mourning gown
That might survive our winter garden
Rebasing all these dreams
This predicament has begun to harden;
I beg your pardon
Slowly peeling off your layers
Caught us in a lightning storm
Feeling excited electricity
Between our adrenalized forms
Standing naked before the darkness
Illuminated only by midnight flashes
Perfection within a moment
Emotion dripping from your eyelashes

Counting Out The Steps

Counting out the steps

Crawling on all fours

One, two three, one two, three

You deny the circus, but they’re really yours

Giving her another twirl

We’re standing naked & stark

You speak your pretentious slang

Only exposed in the dark

I’m here with your midnight medicine

My beautiful babe, bottoms up!

But I remain steadfast

Watching you spill out of your lace cups

Where Are Our Notions Of Excellence

Where are our notions of excellence

Who was it who decided upon the benchmark

I’m not concerned with the notches in your belt

Nor the inferiority you felt after dark

We need to find a solution within this realm

To expel those who feed off society’s blues

To exterminate the politicians & profiteers

Our war, our blood & our catastrophic fate

Have We Forgotten That We’re A Rebellious People

Have we forgotten that we’re a rebellious people

Cashing checks under a drifter’s pseudonym

But together, we race across time, surviving

Embracing the unity of singing outlawed hymns

Lately, crying about a falsified history

Disillusioned, disappointed, disingenuous

I have no faith in movements and isms

They’re tinged with the superfluous

I believe in honor & service to the people

Treat each as an individual, never a group

Freedom & liberty distilled down to purest forms

Or else, we’ll see this hatred played out in an endless loop

Don’t Be Afraid

Don’t be afraid to get dirty

A little sweat will be good for you

Emerging out into the world again

Shining bright like only you can do

Don’t be afraid to be crazy

Some of us might already be

They’ll try to control you

When you were always meant to be free

A Woman Not Marked

A woman not marked, boiled in thought

Slowly escaping melancholy with each sip

Sitting, staring out her kitchen window

Contentious dreams emitted from parted lips

Coffee can stimulate a bored mind

The house to be prepared for a festive banquet

A morose morning, lingering in the cool air

Providing a bounty for the Heavenly set