Life’s Lessons Learned


A Beacon of Hope to the World

A Loud and Most Desperate Band

A Moment Out of Context

An Old and Wrinkled Cowboy

Bait Shop Sestina


Elgin Unexplored

Every Fan Knows What To Do

From Blood To Oil

Grandpa’s Tools

If We Knew Now What We Knew Then

In Retrospect

Late Night Check Flight

Let It Work Out Right This Time

Low-Grade Verse

My Entry For The Sunday Paper Poetry Contest

Of Building Planes and Reaching Dreams

Opening Up The Shop

Our Soldier’s Cause

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Patient Struggle

Petition For My Time


Sierra Rainstorm; 1860

The Eagle, The Duck, And The Robin

The Fence

The Furnace, The Willow, And Me

The Great Escape

The Grown-Up

The Language of Poetry

The Men Within The Ropes

The Promises Of Vegas

The Quest For Offence

The Rookie Teacher

The Thought That Counts

The Tragedy Of Time

There Once Was A Land Of Freedom

They Quickly Looked Away

To Whom It May Concern



When You Fall

Wings of Silver Satin