Ode to Uncle Joe

The Ode to Uncle Joe

I sing to you!

Uncle had some wisdom

You know he had a tid bit of it

At least, give him that credit, will ya!

He lived his life the way he wanted to, didn’t he?

Turn me on, Deadman

Stop that!

Respect Poor Old Uncle Joe!

It’s his Funeral

Poor Old Uncle Joe can Continue reading “Ode to Uncle Joe”


Eyes Clear

eyes clear

running around the playground

See them swing

See them teeter totter

See them on the merry go round

Hear them laugh and giggle

There are not many of them Continue reading “Eyes Clear”

Darkly Winged

Something darkly winged flies my way

Whooshing right over my head like a dive bomber

Flying in a circle above Finkelstein’s roof

Crying its song as well as we speak

Fanning wings echoing in its flight

Fades into the setting sun, wings flapping down and up

Moonlit night soaring chimney height

Embracing twilight throughout the Continue reading “Darkly Winged”

Thoughts on Writing

Subtle messages seem to pop out of nowhere. It doesn’t matter what I’m doing. I carry a small yellow sticky pad in my truck, just in case. Inspiration doesn’t give any notice or wait for you, and if you don’t write it down, it’s lost forever. But, I don’t usually worry about that, because it will just Continue reading “Thoughts on Writing”

Angel of the Water

An Angel Who already had a Name

Belonging to her parents

That Angel grew through the years

Rushing down, down, down the stream of life

See, look quick!

Blood is thicker than any other blood

The Water flowed under the bridge of time

Carrying away memory of me

An Angel who already had a Continue reading “Angel of the Water”


I always loved “Annabel Lee,” by Edgar Allen Poe. That’s kind of what got me motivated at a young age to start writing poetry and short stories. Much later in life I came across reading “Open All Night,” a book of what I see as prose poetry by Charles Bukowski.

I especially loved the Poem named, “Dinosauria, we,” published in his book, “The Last Night Of The Earth Poems.” Throughout the poem he uses “Born into This.” His poetry sparked me to write my own material like, Continue reading “Poetry”

Meet Duff

Meet Duff Chapter 1

Think Pink!

It’s Monday. Morty was going to blow his head off. When the Lumberjack appeared, he laughed in his face, wildly swinging a double edged AXE. He whispered in his ear. “Pull that Trigger–Shooter! Go ahead–Sweet Cheeks!”

He lowered the gun. A casket appeared in the woods. It silently urged him to Continue reading “Meet Duff”


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Excerpt from Meet Duff

Meet Duff Chapter 1

Meet Duff Chapter 2

Maybe, you want to learn how to publish your own book?

It might be easier than you think. I tell you how I did it. And, if I can do it, you can do it too, with a little perseverance and patience. I may have a couple suggestions that will help you get started on your very own first book.

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Crowded Malls

Walking through crowded Malls bumping into people

Muddling through grimacing

Looking at the hot sun through my small car window saving a lousy quart of gas

Tossing crumpled hamburger papers over my shoulder turning left on Mulberry Drive

Scratching my anguished head

Longing for Taco Tuesday craving an ice cold beer

Looking at that overdue bill that screams at me in the corner over there

Calling in sick to work submerging anonymously into a theater sitting next to a Continue reading “Crowded Malls”