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 AndContinue reading “Don’t Forget Your Key”

Lake In Our Hair

Can’t wait to pack up all our stuff For our trip of the summer with friends Our boat’s cleaned up and rarin’ to go Our brains need a natural cleanse Chorus: Up where the air is crisp & clean It’s so gorgeous and relieving there We’re so ready for that forest wind and all thatContinue reading “Lake In Our Hair”

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 bothContinue reading “The Better Thing To Do”

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”

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”