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”

Luck

She knew my story likely a little too wellIt was the kind of tale I couldn’t quite sellI was a bunch of basic for someone like herShe was the same age, but more mature She had admirers who were older than meWho I’d get to know and like reluctantlyI was jealous of those guys whoContinue reading “Luck”

Brand New Ball Game

Now that we’ve said our vows Now that we are married Now that we’ve committed To one love until we’re buried It’s a brand new ball game Things are different than before It’s a brand new ballgame Without innings or keeping score Without bases, without pitches With dreams of going from rags to riches No,Continue reading “Brand New Ball Game”

If We Had To Say Goodbye

When we’re at the movies And I look over to you in the soft light So many memories fill my mind As you hold my hand so tight Me being me, I get fearful Like an awkward boy in junior high I think about what would happen If we had to say goodbye It wouldContinue reading “If We Had To Say Goodbye”

Me and my Rotgut Whiskey

She’s really goneShe packed all her thingsShe took the ring I scrimped and saved forOn this freezing day in early SpringI’m left with this bitter stingNow It’s just me and my Rotgut Whiskey She’s really outShe left her phone and a noteShe’s had enough of what we didn’t haveAnd rather than cut her own throatSheContinue reading “Me and my Rotgut Whiskey”