The Pink Ticket

A playground of many muses.

The Pink Ticket - A playground of many muses.

Project 365: A Year in Words, Day 345

Shining just under the surface
shield so thin
unbreakably resilient
a song without words
shy, exposed.

A silver sign against
night from a distance
indistinguishable from
the stars and planes–
satellites making their way
through darkness’
mystery mass.

Fluid and untraceable
refracting of thought
spilling with emptiness
a fleeting consciousness
dripping over
our landscape
searching life.

Project 365: A Year in Words, Day 343

On a dark and cold rainy evening, that should have been night
by any real observational estimation on the absence of light,
there was refractive sadness coming off the slick wet roads,
cars, and house windows. Because of it, or maybe in spite,
when that Jackson Browne song came on the radio, I decided
to go for a drive…past the store where my errand lie, and had it been
that I liked that particular song by the Who, I might not’ve found
myself at the gym.  Lost in my thoughts, surrounded by the smell
of sweat and desperation, listening to Joan Baez all the while
Alice Cooper looped around the cerebral cortex, just waiting
his turn, like he always does. Oh, but to drive again tonight–
just the radio and the wind curling the night around me.

Project 365: A Year in Words, Day 342

Somewhere in between the place
where rain and snow form
the ice has its moment. Conflicted
chemistries wear many masks;
the only constant is meticulous cold.
Within the whispers I hear it said,
mysterious voices; I want to tell you
I love you with my eyes open. Then
they are gone, leaving the chill
of fear, sincerity. Jagged ridges
form hard around the sidewalk
edges; exposed, like me.

Project 365: A Year in Words, Day 339

That I never wore bellbottoms
to your wedding; swinging
freely ankle poodle skirts
is truly one of the largest
regrets of life’s catalog. Oh,
to do it over, if we could,
the dazzle and swizzle
I would bring; fancy around
the folding chairs that I might
been distracted, seated
during the objections
solicited; overruled.