Not So Wise

She’s as hot as biscuits on Sunday mornin’ but she can be colder than a witches tit And when I put my right hand in her left one It feels like a worn-in leather baseball mitt And when I look into those turquoise eyes There’s a whole world in there to explore Just when IContinue reading “Not So Wise”

The Regular

Well, I’m a regular at the Lucca Grill Where I order the same thing every week A Ham and Pineapple Calzone & a Coke And they listen to me even when I’m bleak I don’t have many friends around anymore My ex-wife took the kids away from me So I go there to check inContinue reading “The Regular”

Crushing Crush

There’s a girl I’ve known since I was seventeen Has an aquatic blue eye and another that’s green She’s not the prettiest girl I’ve ever seen but she’s the one I was crushing on back then I was dating others who were nothing like her Whether they liked me or not, I wasn’t that sureContinue reading “Crushing Crush”

From April to August

We were only together From April to August From Spring thru Summer She was fine, She was mine We’d hit the dive bars And the record shops From Spring thru Summer I was her fan and her man Sometime after Labor Day She said she was movin’ away Her father got a job up NorthContinue reading “From April to August”

Cooler By The Lake

She just got back to school that week She was in her third year at Wesleyan It wasn’t as easy as school used to be So she wasn’t having as much fun Ran into her old flame at the Pub II He was distant and didn’t talk a lot But when she closed her eyesContinue reading “Cooler By The Lake”

Oh Steubenville

It was the Summer before I started freshman year I was invited to go on a week-long religious retreat Thought it was neat that my church sponsored me Maybe Jesus Christ was who I would meet A small group including my best friend and me Got on that jet plane and flew through the skyContinue reading “Oh Steubenville”

When We Make Love She Cries

She’s done all kinds of therapyThe kind I’m never there forWhen she’s done I pick her upShe stays silent & I’m still sore There’s things she won’t tell meThe kind of things I need to knowWithout intimacy in our marriageThere’s no trust & nowhere to go And when we make love she criesAnd I thinkContinue reading “When We Make Love She Cries”

BloNo Blues

I’m two hours from Chicago, Illinois Trying to turn into a man from a boy At a school both my parents went to How I wish they instinctively knew Coming here was their decision, not mine In these Twin Cities I’ll never be fine Got the BloNo Blues Got the BloNo Blues I can’t shakeContinue reading “BloNo Blues”

Darker Shade of Blue

Well, I’ve tried to make it right with you And you tend to pick a fight nightly It’s a vicious pattern and problematic This isn’t the way love’s supposed to be They say opposites attract & go together Like the sandy shore & temperamental sea Well you’ve been like those big ol’ waves Relentlessly crashingContinue reading “Darker Shade of Blue”