Here They Come

There are demons
In the streets
Sharpened knives and
Jagged teeth
Light casts hope upon
The fires that have donned
Our wicked truths
No hiding from
What darkness preys
Romance will slay
True love daggers
Flames of rage
Misinformation finds a way
Into the hearts
Into the minds
Of the innocent

© GÄ

Nothing & Everything

Nothing is the same
Everything has changed
Isn’t that what we said
When the sun rose yesterday
Everything is changing
Nothing is the same
But everything would mean nothing
If nothing ever changed
Watch the roses open
See her petals fall
Hymns are never changing
The church folks sing them all
Same birds always flying
Different ones for sure
Sometimes bees are dying
Making honey all the more
Bedtimes shift with seasons
Miracles they come ‘round
But surely they will go
Just as waters currents
Are ebbing as they flow
If ever we were living
In a world that never changed
What would we end up learning
Pass the times to rearrange?
I miss the friends I saw on Tuesday
But then again I miss the ones
From many many years ago
I’ll surely make some new ones
With forty years ahead or more
Everything is changing
Nothing is the same
But everything would just mean nothing
If nothing ever changed

© GÄ

Exist

We exist in everything
Good or bad
Negative or positive
We are and it is
And they say
Everyone is afraid of something
Everyone has lost something
Love is wandering around
Somewhere in a dark alley
In the backwoods of
Your lazy heart
Taking signatures
Applications for those who
Want to sign up
Smiles falling out of your cup
But the fountain is full
And so are the memories
Of our native mothers
Be ready for this
For this is good
When he opens his beak
When the water temporarily rises
Up into our creeks
You are the hunter
A stream of passion
Veins of procured
Harmony singing songs
In your capillaries
It’s in your blood child
A momentary glitch
Is a synapse in time
That travels from the wings
Of a bird to the forefront
Of your mind like
A miracle truth
Just a crystallized form
That sparklers find to
Celebrate your existence
Behold the water at your feet
Attend to the sky
As it cradles you’re head
Resting in the wind
Heart of fire
Love perspires
You belong
Clearly

© GÄ

Z

Follow to the end
Of the alphabet
With your index finger
Draw a line
What do you find
The curves of my dreams
The miracles we achieved
Moments that would never be
If we hadn’t shown up
To make them real
How many is twenty five
Steps we take to get
From beginning to
The place where we
Start over again
Footprints on the path
Down to the water
Where cattails cast
A shadow on the mirror
That reflects the years
What we have gathered
In our baskets
Tales of our ages
All the way down
Irises and lilacs
Marigolds and ferns
A forest full of life events
We have yet to live and learn
In every acorn shell
Lies a fantasy to retrieve
Trailing down a strand of hair
Past the sunset on your cheek
I imagine you will meet me
In a grove over the hill
Where emotions hang
From coniferous melodies
I’m bringing you a meal
Something to quench your thirst
Six pockets full of love
More than enough
My heart could burst
From A I find you resting
Our true beginning in a bed
While birds are nesting
In the trees above my
Curious head
Underneath the branches
Tangled by the sea
Peacefully awaiting
On solace blanket
Full of Z’s

© GÄ

Bottled Over

Constant cares
And conscious cradles
Fragments of our
Reality
In order to cease
Our availability
To open door mat
Policies and futility
Blatant discovery
Embarrasses
Chances
Bottled up
Now
Bottled over

© GÄ

Stop

Stop the car
Open the door
Step out into the light
Feel what life feels like
Without your phone
The earth is your home
If we do the math
Subtract the things
Minus materialistic
Values that bring us
Less comfort than
One another
Alone with all our stuff
Step out onto the bluff
Of our tomorrow
Minus all the pain
Subtracting all the sorrow
Bringing your grief
Substantial relief
Now breathe
In between the mist
Up above the flying fists
Their is a brightness
That distances the
Shadows of hope
We are the boat
To our eternity
What does it look like
Peering through the
Fisheye view
Can you see me?
I can see you
I am more when I am with you
Than all the diamonds
In the world
I choose you
I stop the car
I put on the breaks
I open the door
And there you are
Dancing in the light

© GÄ

Okay

I’m okay to sit back now
A pedicel observing the bouquet
Of all the works accomplished
All the arts displayed
Paintings repolished
Why even the arrangement
A spray of delight
No need to chase after my
Dreams in the night
What was once upon twenty
Is no longer the bounty
When conversation on a
Front porch swing
Is more charming
Than a stadium cheering
All my life what I wanted
Name in lights
To be someone
Is resting in solace
Knowing we are this anyway
All along more than enough
Out of all of the needs
I’ve accomplished these things
Now to quietly hammock
And watch them
Grow up to be
Like a garden of seeds
Planted over a lifetime
Finally watering
Comforting blossoming
Casually harvesting
Watch the willow of tomorrow sway
Relaxing in a holiday
Of achievements
No matter how small
The stars and a cup of tea
What a lawn chair can be
With echoes of locusts about
Orchestrating simplicity
Isn’t that the beauty
Of every such manifestation
The fruit of our trees
Standing proud in a lovely okay

© GÄ