Jasper Townes

Jasper Townes by RJHoffman Jasper Townes’ face was red and his mind brimming as he took halting steps to the cash register. The beer delivery was late, the fuel truck was late due to a bad wreck on the expressway, a health inspector was arriving later. Jasper was a new store manager at the local…

When I See These Boots

All I think of when I see these boots is a hand full of dimes squeaking at me through the leather and broken soles that seem to grind my feet to the ground All I see is a row of wooden picture frames and I count them, subtract them, divide them into the hours that…

With Eyes On the Flag

His eyes on the flag his teeth on the bone when people walk by his trailer park home He’s got a gun in the holster a sign on the door if you draw closer you won’t be back for more Many years I spent decades hoarding fortune for my retirement But a man with a…

She Takes a Step

Just another one of a number of love ballads which I have been constructing for a possible music lp later in 2017. Nothing set in stone. RJH   She takes a step and evening falls bringing me to my knees candles kiss one light is two on her breath is the spirit that makes me…

To Awaken Next to You

You said your love was everlasting Even as your spirit broke from you Ten years my mind has been grasping What my heart couldn’t give to you. Now the white dove doesn’t return to What your flame couldn’t burn through Witness the salt that I’ve turned to Your blood is stain on my innocence. Ashes…

Mommy Was In Love

Hope is lost is lying near is beating drums is slipping along and chasing and grasping is breathing and gasping Liz is waiting, inpatient and hating seeing hope chase love and catching looking once and throwing it away Once ain’t enough to turn the spade once ain’t enough to grow and fade once we turn…