Open Mic at Art6 Gallery

Open Mic at Art6 Gallery

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Can Men And Women Be Close Friends?

Her message was loud and clear:
Keep your distance.
We're just friends.

I guess now getting to
know women should come
with a warning label.

or maybe I'll just wear
yellow tape on my body
to indicate that I could be

dangerous because of
the scant chance I may
want to know more.

Or maybe I'll just
go out in the world
inside a bubble,

keeping me a safe distance
away from any contact.
Because I'm finding

getting too close
may be bad for
my health.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Driving Through A Relationship

You said
we don't talk like we used to.
I say
you're absolutely right.
The subjects have been exhaused
and this is not NASCAR;
I don't feel like
going around in circles.
Say what you will
but don't pin the blame on me
because the summer's almost over
and you're not having any fun.
Communication is a two way affair
and last I checked,
the art of initiation
is not a male-dominated activity.
Here's a newsflash:
I'm not chasing after you.
I've got places to go,
people to see,
and things to do.
You're more than welcome
to join along and then
we could do something
that interests you.
But if all this is
is a one-way street,
then I'm going to turn off now
and get on the highway.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


I spend too many days
conjuring up artificial
forms of relationships.
They keep me occupied
during bouts of loneliness
when I wish somebody
was around.
I reside in a world
of words and sometimes
trying to reach out for
a sense of human contact
becomes a futile effort,
so I sit away
lonely and dejected.
In these moments,
my creative energies form
these relationships, people
both familiar and unknown,
occupants all within
my mental landscape.
But man cannot live
by dreams alone and
that keeps me restless
for the artificial cannot
sustain the real.