Poetry Month / “A new cure”



A bucket full of pennies,

I found my well and kissed each coin

before tossing it into our future.

And as the caboose rolled past,

and the view beyond was distant but clear,

I saw you standing on a log

holding a fistful of dandelions

against the fast fading train,

scattering your own million wishes.


This is an excerpt of my poem, ‘A new cure,’ which is contained in my book “Gas Station Road Map” – available at Amazon in Kindle format:

Poetry Month / “Neon buzzing”


Along the route, and under

Budweiser neon buzzing,

in the barroom window above

I killed time buying beer

with loose coins collected

in a Chevy pickup ashtray

and trying to count

the number of streetlights

between you and home.


This piece is included in my book, “Country Songs and Backroad Love Notes” – available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle: