Dead Ends

The rubber met the road. The pedal hit the metal.
Raindrops filled the kettle. The explorer did not settle.
The peasant earns Shekels. Many faces wear frowns.
Some attendees heckled. The rubber met the road.
The host ended the show. Robots speak morse code.
Frogs claim to be toads. The snakes in the grass
slither fast as the blades cut and the blinds shut.
In life, follow your sight and do what is right.
Trust your gut. Pretend that you did not just hit
a dead end. Go spend time before time spends
you. It is time to lose the shoes and move out
of the way of the kicking boot. I mean, shoot.
Time to turn around. We are not quite ready
to sing the blues, read the news, or face
the fact that we must pay off our debt.
Just turn around and you will be free: set.









Tommy Two-Face

Tommy has two faces.
He wears them both
proudly. He walks around
to a sound: yet to be found.

Tommy has seen a lot.
A specific place will dictate
Tommy’s telling face.

When Tommy Two-Face
looks in the mirror,
he sees a reflection
of a boy stuck
between good and evil,
happy and sad, nice
and mean. Tommy isn’t
sure if others know
about his two faces
that cover all bases.

No matter the direction
Tommy will face,
he will always find
his happy place.

Regardless of Tommy’s
dark space, he chooses
to wear the better face.

Faces

Which face will I wear today?
What words do I need to say?
Throughout my day, I relay
words coming from within.
I begin by thinking away –
planning just how to begin.
Every day has its own face.
It just depends on my state.
I face the music. I face
the facts. I face many things.
I can wear many faces.
I do what I can to get out
of my own way. I’m happy
I get to face another day.

 

A Regular Rain

Rain is pouring with stars soaring.
Rain comes down from up high
and falls down from the sky.
Rain from above will shower faces
with eternal love. All rain allows
flowers to grow. Rain comes down
as thoughts flow to the places
I know. I know I am glad
to say that the rain came.