Red Flags

Well, I’m a different writer But it’s the same ol’ trope Talkin’ ’bout a couple of kids Who decided to elope They were forbidden lovers Their parents didn’t approve So they packed their things And they were on the move First stop was Vegas They found a chapel there Got hitched by a preacher WhoContinue reading “Red Flags”

In The Hamptons

She’s in the Hamptons Not at Eytan Mirsky’s show In the Hamptons No, she didn’t wanna go She likes him & all his music It makes her feel alive & free But she’s in the Hamptons Makin’ out with me She’s in the Hamptons And Eytan’s playin’ tonight In the Hamptons She’s holdin’ on toContinue reading “In The Hamptons”

I’m No Garth Brooks, But…

I’m tired of Standing Outside The Fire Thinkin’ of That Summer & That Ol’ Wind And I’ve been sick of Burning Bridges and Unanswered Prayers again and again I might be goin’ Against The Grain now but I want to be your only Mr. Right For that’s when We Shall Be Free Cause we’ll findContinue reading “I’m No Garth Brooks, But…”

Everlasting Romance

Like a Blue Jay on Friday she vanished in the morning haze Maybe she longed for and needed some more of them red-letter days Some more rides into the sunsets Some more guys to hold her tight Some more men who’d give her lovin’ every day and every night Well I’m not the kind ofContinue reading “Everlasting Romance”

Suburban Cowboy Wannabe

V1 He’s done his wardrobe research Wears flannel shirts, jeans and hat He listens to 80’s country artists At home it’s just him and his cat Weekends are when he gets loose Drives his Chevy out to the Roadhouse But all the country girls know better He’s desperate for a spouse Just another big townContinue reading “Suburban Cowboy Wannabe”

One Who Totally Got Me

For my life-giving wife, Melanie Ann Gray Back in those days I had major issues When I found a message in my inbox You grew up in a small town like I did I was living at home but on the rocks I was chasing women & drinkin’ heavy ‘Cause each girl wasn’t right forContinue reading “One Who Totally Got Me”

Sweetheart from Soquel

I once had a sweetheart from SoquelWho moved across the bay from CarmelWe worked together at a local resort hotelThat summer she had me under her spellI was a couple of years older than sheI don’t know what she ever saw in meShe already had her Associate’s degreeAnd loved reading all my latest poetry WeContinue reading “Sweetheart from Soquel”