We Had Issues

She pretends to see me but when she hears me I see anxiety in her skin   Does my impression hurt me the more times you say that I am a Being for the wrong reasons?   She asks her reflection: Is your Being important enough to see it rather than as something else if…

The One Who Taught You Everything

The One Who Taught You Everything by RJ Hoffman I’m the One who taught you everything that birds can fly with lonesome notes crowds can flow for those commanding all the woes not withstanding I was taught by fear to hate those who would break away from group murderous cross rebuke those who might dare…

Daughter, Come and See Me

Won’t you come daughter my son doesn’t come and see me I can’t see the sun and I lost everyone who needs me What I’ve said and done have come back to haunt me I may be helpless but I won’t believe it can break me Years ago my sun had been setting when I…

Words of Limestone

Some words I find obscure the glow of ringing thoughts, diffused, that show the things that cause the heart to grow that reveal the things we’ll never know Those words seem so clear to those who teach, who preach, who hate to know the thoughts, the minds, of those below the givers that the groups…

Poet Capitalist

POET CAPITALIST The creator, unacknowledged, poking holes in the sand, unaware of his giving to an unforgiving thief. Ideas and images that come with no license sifted through the minds of mimicking birds, cackling and droning multiple monster rebirths. That poet there, has become a lawyer– “They are only words,” he says. Or has he…

What Put the Lines On the Old Man’s Face

WHAT PUT THE LINES IN THE OLD MAN’S FACE? In the punishing peace Ghost heroes’ Practiced chants Bloom and shrivel Children divided with words and encumbering devices Their lives framed From cradle to cloak Men from the grave Claiming children With drunken stories Teaching them To chide things They never learn to see Like blind…

Autumn Song scratch lyrics

button your coat and drink your wine. dont get too much older before you find another day’s closer then another day gone soon you won’t remember this autumn song October sun is closer in the field days are getting colder and it’s harder to feel a heartbeat in rhythm with the frozen blast that the…

Carousel

get your ear muffs get your warm gloves and don’t forget to say please and thank you, never i hate you, never need to hate. smile is fortune, the devil’s misfortune is he forgot say, please and thank you now he’s on the outside calling you outside to play. there’s a sliver in his hand,…

Autum Song addendum

one song lifelong come and gone, seasons arranged and blown along, mind on the matter loosely gripping what the eyes have seen. one step tripped back and softly dreaming, the window is closing, time is winning, the door for the day shrieks like pain. In the open field with the clouds and rain where the…

Sister’s Little Helper

  Johnny Cash stepped to the front of the stage and looked out into the smoke and haze, wiped a tear from his eye and said, “this first song goes out to a man in the back. Folks don’t know his name, but they told me last night that his Mother died. They say he’s…