Brother From Another Mother

He’s the guy you’ve known since Grade School And now you’re at a dive bar having drinks You’re sharing stories nobody else knows And you both know how the other one thinks You struggled through the awkward years Traded sports cards & Playboy magazines You’d sit in the treehouse and play cards And you’d tell […]

To the Lake and Back

I had a few dollars in my wallet And I asked her for a walk into town She went upstairs to get her sweater And said to me she’d be right down Then she walked down the staircase She was showin’ those pearly whites She winked at me & said she was happy I could […]

Don’t Forget Your Key

You’re heading off to college this morningI got up early so we could talk before you goI’ve made pancakes with chocolate chipsAnd wrapped something up with a bowI know I haven’t been the greatest fatherI missed some softball games you’ve playedThat whole year I spent away in CaliforniaWasn’t the smartest decision that I made And […]

The Better Thing To Do

Before you took a walk outside And I never saw your smile again We talked for quite a while And fondly remembered when The rooster crowed that morning The grass outside was damp from rain We talked about the pleasure we felt We tried not to speak of the pain When you and I both […]

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 We […]

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 who […]

That Kind of Wrong That’s Right

We met in high school She was trouble for me She lived across town In a broken family I was really lucky I had some stability That attracted her To her I was somebody We split at least twice The fights weren’t nice We’d make up very fast I didn’t think we would last Now […]

There’s No Shame In Being A Country Boy

You can be ashamed of being a rich kid ’cause your parents give you what you want You can be ashamed of being middle class and of Uncle Jeb who’s a chef at a restaurant You can be ashamed of your hand-me-downs and your little baby brother named Roy You can be ashamed of all […]