Amy’s just walking but he’s just talking hey now, she’s wondering, we were walking with no one talking what went wrong how… weed tops sway with the indistinguishable color of his tones. The sound of his voice is mowed down by a passing fire engine. … Continue reading The Guy Who Fixes My Car
A pigeon that gathers in the alley I’ve thrown him crumbs someone must have scared too much to trust me today. Ahead, a drunk swerves on the sidewalk just as I am approaching He doesn’t see me behind and he staggers from side to side … Continue reading Tripartite
Mechanical Men Apply the brakes adjust the slack scrape your boots Bring the collars and buckets said Dick, and grab my smokes Remember all the things you hated, all the moments you endured when you were too young for pain? The crosses you broke before … Continue reading Mechanical Men
I am still working on a decent take for the Youtube video of the 10th song from American Success Story. So I thought I would begin presenting the lyrics of the next work in progress after American Success. Follow the link after the poem to … Continue reading Is On Ys
Intermission riff. This is meant as a theatrical intermission, with the character of Pete playing a 90 second intermission, offering narrative relief to the audience.
There are eleven acts, or songs in American Success Story. Pete Chandala is an ignominious factory worker in his mid fifties. The first scene songs, 1-2, begin with Pete losing his job and finding another one. The second scene songs, 3-5, tell of his childhood … Continue reading Broken Guitar
This is the second song, or act of scene 3. It presents a sentimental remembrance of the woman who was the mother of Pete’s daughter. Love Me Strong All the spirit in my eyes walked away with you despite misgiven memories misspent still I need … Continue reading American Success Story Ch. 7, Love Me Strong