Jackson Hole

I heard somewhere once
that Jackson Hole
would tame the cravings
of any wandering soul
Passing by from Yellowstone
little did I know
this would be my home
I stopped to eat & sleep
just passing through
Thought I'd stay at least
a night or two
in this town
I awoke cold
in the morning astounded
breath-taken by the majesty
of the Teton range
after snowboarding the Hole
nothing would ever be the same
Why Jackson Hole?
well I didn't really know
until I got here
Then one night the sun disappeared
over the sharp angles
of Grand peaks
the night cleared
the full moon slowly creeped
into a diamond studded night
& I guess it just felt right
here in the wild
feeling like a child again
The place I left
crowded in the East
everyone
gets up with the sun
to work all day like some beast
never missing things never known
fresh fields of powder
or the glisten of fresh morning flakes

In Atlanta if it did snow
it'd last an hour
& give us just a taste
of the wonderland glory of wintertime

Gripped by the unflowering
of a fading sunset
Pink feathered clouds
as the Angel Sun plummets
from a wide blue sky
darkness arises
to claim the velvet night
that passes by
like a Cinderella dream
& it seems to me
I could never leave
a brief reprieve
maybe

I'd assume wake up here
than anywhere else
Though I speak for myself
I think it to be stupendous
tremendous to live this dream
Awaiting what the new morning might bring
Something always fresh anew
each day I journey through
I query myself
will I ever leave
Always need change
we'll just have to see
somewhere down the line

 

Blues Traveler

Back in Jackson
snowboarding already
six months didn't seem that long
Spent the summer touring in my van
& now Summer is even gone
If I wasn't out here
trying to create this dream
I'd be in Atlanta somewhere
probably thinking
About poems never written
I wish I could just forget
Hearts that I've broken
I wish I somehow could mend
I think of lessons learned
cycles that have pass
Already eager I yearn
for experiences I've yet to have
You're probably in the sky
flying to Atlanta now
Entertaining the sports heroes
you've come to be around

You'll think of me
the weird way that I'm strange
How I got to be part
of the drama that your playing
I know your somebodys Queen
rose to a million knights
But I also know your craving
something more than what you find

You never say you love me
& I never say it back
But it was an old discovery
we can't deny that
No worries about when I see you
it always seems to happen
We're always either coming or going
chasing the dreams we're havin


Though it's been long
since we were really together
I know you better already
than all your friends will ever
I always seem to see you
when our lives
are ripe with change
& though I'm always on the go
I still find time to hang

The road is freedom for me
driving into future past
The present always happening
offerings of sage & grass
Another journey I travel
how long it took
to get to this
Its strange how things unravel
I love the way it is
& even if I don't see you
a few lifetimes from this day
When I do meet you or see you
it will seem like
I never went away

I'll look into your eyes
take notice
of all your changes
The way we're all coming of age
meeting again as strangers
I never ask you to explain
we live our own crazy dreams
You your psycho drama
me my persistent wandering
But don't think I don't listen
to words you barely say
I'm sensitive to your feelings
in words
that slip away

 

Thoughts Upon Waking

The wild innocence
that sprung from your eyes
was just enough to mesmerize
those who dare to look
a chance I took
though I understood
things were not great
but were looking good
you thought I was kidding
with the look I gave
but I told you in a gesture
all I needed to say

Her hair shutters in the wind
her eyes darkest brown
She moves like a phantom whisper
with slow gesture little sound
Soliloquy wind lullaby
full moon on the rise
Words that were never spoken
revealed in smiling eyes
Wafting through the breeze
lengths of silky hair
As gentle as her feather voice
parting the winter air
Wide expansing clouds recede
as the sunset dies away
& I'm sure that I can satisfy
her mood in every way

A summer dream of beaches
exploring exotic isles
I'd come to know you better
hanging out with you awhile
Sharing space with you
I'd become familiar with your ways
Learn about what turns you out
how you like to spend your days
What kind of music you listen to
the different books you've read

People who've inspired you
to live the life you've lead
I'll tell you of myself
though you may never believe
Things I've come to know
from things I've chanced to read
From heavens loft of floating dreams
another sunrise for you & me
Who are all these weird creatures
wandering about in this weird reality
Sunshine dripping from our faces
we trip the dark expanse of stars
Come with me to another place
far from this one of ours

If chances were never given
wild adventure never sought
Myths would never be lived
poetry never wrought
The people would never rise
to fight against tyrant kings
Jealous Gods would never be appeased
by empty offerings
Kings would never war or conspire
against things they know as right
Seers would never teach or abuse
the insight of their lives
Spirit would never impart
wisdom through startling dreams
The impossible messiah would be left
lost & wandering
Damsels would never cry
or weave their lovely spells
History would never unfold
the way prophecies foretell
I, myself, seduced by the wind
going places never seen
Have to seek out the forgotten myths
live out the Heroes Dream


Trinity

Do they think of me now
I wonder
both having tasted
the depth of my love
All the thoughts I ponder
what might they be thinking of
& what can I say about this morning
a pink sun rose
without warning
Dispelling those foggy dreams
of night
Though my energy was waning
somehow
I knew I'd be alright
That somehow I'd deal
stay awake through the day
Holding on to fresh memories
before they fade away
What can be said not already heard
Somehow this thought
becoming written word
Did we know a simple encounter
would somehow come to this
Kiss upon bliss
a beautiful dream in time
The heat of two souls
burning into mine

Those moments forever
bound within our souls
What's now left unsaid
can never be retold
Entranced by their seduction
passions purged & healed
Another secret night of memory
forever locked & sealed
Though deprived of sleep
all those streaming nights
Can't help but think
how right it felt

A few loose souls
bound by passing dreams
Not exactly lost
found & wandering
Sharing some time
before opportunity slips away
Open to entwine our dreams
with the morning of a brand new day

The Angel Sun rose slowly this morning
wide smiling bright
Spread radiant fingertips of gold
pure warm rosy light
I bid Night goodbye
with slow gesture little whim
So glad to be alive right now
so glad to be living

Can't help but smile
romancing thoughts
about last night
How great it felt exploring
the energy we ignite
Temptation lead us
into the most intimate of dance
The night unfolding
leaving us entranced
No need to describe
the three of us were there
Creating the same memory
of nights we were blessed to share
Sleeping Indian across from me
silent deep in sleep
The Angel Sun risen gloriously
directly from the East
How small the valley looks
lying distant far below
How petty the worries that quiver
the pondering of my soul


Nights are Day Falling Down

Birmingham skyline sundown
left Atlanta just today
I-20 West towards Jackson Hole
another 3 full days away

I left her back there
knowing there was more
Could take us higher someday
something we might explore

4:20 in Kansas
rolling wide open terrain
The road stretching before me
another of the same

Taking me through
leading me to
but no answer in itself
Coming or going
it gives me
time to reflect upon myself

The freedom of the highway
sound of piercing wind
What the road gives me
I couldn't tell you
All the places
i've seen & been

Seems I'm always down
for adventure on the road
Chasing the land
stretching before my eyes
Spirit watching me where I go

Amazing sunset when we left
fair weather where we stay
Skater & I are at Mt. Ida
to mine crystals for the day


Sleep dreams meals taken
from the safe
silence of my van
Unceasing wind
Phoenix Sun baking
going where I can

Memory of her this moment
a quick thought
for the long cycle of our affair
I can't understand
how it ended as it did
why I left her there

How & where did we lose it
when & why did it go wrong
Lost by the height of summer
& now summer's even gone

They say what was will be
to keep the dream alive
It's all part
of some Greater Mystery
lessons straight from life

I believe
That there are spirits which, when they would form
A favored being, from his very dawn
Of infancy do open the clouds
As at the touch of lightning, seeking him
With gentle visitation-quiet powers,
Retired and seldom recognized, yet kind

-William Wordsworth

 

Babylon System

The new America
kids sired by t.v. guns & fear
White corporate 9 to 5
one week vacation a year

The Great American Dream
death violence murder on T.V.
The children absorb it all
learning from what they see

Passing down a strange reality
splitting at the seams
Broken down from the many years
of chasing greedy dreams

Nothing is as it appears
nor as it's supposed to be
But then again it never was
& that's just part of the mystery

Those who know
glance with open eyes
looking for different things
Knowing in their hearts
the truth behind the lies
understanding what I mean

Magic we control
the creation
of fears & strengths
Another lesson
I didn't know
something else I had to gain

I came away from her wounded
just a little broken
But those day are already gone
those words already spoken

Dreams I create these days
too good to be true
Finding again my strengths
knowing what it is that I must do

& as I climb these roads
trailing the path before my eyes
I am presented with this chance
to heal the scars of prior lives

So I embrace my healing to resolve
bitter lessons of my past
Letting go of nagging karma
from lives i've already had

What makes the warrior's path
so very dangerous is that
it is the opposite life situation
of modern man.
He said that modern man
has left the realm
of the unknown and the mysterious,
and has settled in
the realm of the functional.
He has turned his back to the world
of foreboding and the exulting
and has welcomed
the world of boredom.

-Don Juan

Last Rose of Summer

one lazy enchanted day
watching passively
as the last rose of summer
slowly fades away
no doubts or hurries
cares or worries
here i sit
contemplating
this vast universe
silently content to spend
this moment scripting verse
just a few moments
to think & be
wrapped by the embrace
of this Great Mystery

reminiscing of
strange days gone by
back to times when you & i
gazed passionately into each others eye
knowing our love would never die
the night we gave to inner desires
burning temptation by warm winter fires
mingling fantasy in acts conspired
pushing each other higher & higher
breezy summer mornings
sky so soft & blue
my mind occupied
with lingering thoughts of you
young nieve we thought our love true
then something changed
& it was memory too
just another memory
in a long stream of thought
one more episode we go through
another fight we fought
more time to heal
go seeking who knows what
seems every dream is a memory
& memories are all we've got...

 

Synchronicity

A sister seemingly distant
eyes faded by the past
Stumbles into me
who happened upon her path
walking away distracted
as though entranced
by distant dream
Quivers of hesitance
occupy her mind
shaking her inner being

Streaming clothes baggy long
an ocean in her stare
Patchouli fragrance following
wrapped flowers adorn her hair
Bells dangle her ankles
Birkenstocks hug her feet
Crystals hang from her neck
alluring those she'd meet
Sunshine from the outside
something up within
I knew when I saw her
I'd want her
to let me in

A window of opportunity
always up to take a chance
Positive vibes
who can tell
just from a simple glance
Perhaps I miss read her
she's not altogether there
But I never know
just have to go
see how my fate will fair
Smooth upon the floor
she turns her eyes to me
I let her know in a glance
how I want things to be

Our eyes cross again
I ask her company outside
Circle back-stage
everything flowing right
Words without effort
everything grooving smooth
She's beautiful smoking hot
this much I don't assume
She tells me she's a dancer
teaches Ballet at a school
I tell her I teach martial arts
she thinks that's kind of cool
Passing time getting acquainted
sharing stories from our past
Relating to each other
strange experiences that we've had
I steal her with my words
she wants to get away
So we get into her car
then go to a special place...

Scene of silence
clear quartz crystal
Lightning crackling
like a laser pistol
Splitting the night
with a quick shot of day
Dissipating the dark
as two souls play
Candlelight dances
casting shadows
on darkened walls
A distant storm rumbling roars
gripping the world in awe
Whispers in the quiet of night
ghostly reflections by the pool
The night is wild
black & thick
the moon a diamond jewel

 

Synchronicity

A sister seemingly distant
eyes faded by the past
Stumbles into me
who happened upon her path
walking away distracted
as though entranced
by distant dream
Quivers of hesitance
occupy her mind
shaking her inner being

Streaming clothes baggy long
an ocean in her stare
Patchouli fragrance following
wrapped flowers adorn her hair
Bells dangle her ankles
Birkenstocks hug her feet
Crystals hang from her neck
alluring those she'd meet
Sunshine from the outside
something up within
I knew when I saw her
I'd want her
to let me in

A window of opportunity
always up to take a chance
Positive vibes
who can tell
just from a simple glance
Perhaps I miss read her
she's not altogether there
But I never know
just have to go
see how my fate will fair
Smooth upon the floor
she turns her eyes to me
I let her know in a glance
how I want things to be

Our eyes cross again
I ask her company outside
Circle back-stage
everything flowing right
Words without effort
everything grooving smooth
She's beautiful smoking hot
this much I don't assume
She tells me she's a dancer
teaches Ballet at a school
I tell her I teach martial arts
she thinks that's kind of cool
Passing time getting acquainted
sharing stories from our past
Relating to each other
strange experiences that we've had
I steal her with my words
she wants to get away
So we get into her car
then go to a special place...

Scene of silence
clear quartz crystal
Lightning crackling
like a laser pistol
Splitting the night
with a quick shot of day
Dissipating the dark
as two souls play
Candlelight dances
casting shadows
on darkened walls
A distant storm rumbling roars
gripping the world in awe
Whispers in the quiet of night
ghostly reflections by the pool
The night is wild
black & thick
the moon a diamond jewel


Outside midnight sprinkles
form a light downpour
Steam slowly rises
settling to the floor
Walk outside
bodies steaming
lay prone in the morning dew
Refreshed from the sweat lodge
eyes glistening
probably a little bit after two

Sweet sage thick on the wind
floating the enchanted still
We feel so incredibly good right now
no moment could have more appeal
No words did we say
no thoughts did we speak
A moment of forever
the night ours to greet
Staring down at smiling eyes
she reaches for my neck
As I look into her soul
her eyes tear & wet
I wipe away her sprinkles
slowly she closes her eyes
I didn't ask her why she wept
I just held her really tight
She returns my embrace
giving me a sign
It was then that I knew
she was willing to be mine
Kissing slowly
passionately
wrestle on the grass
Thankful for this chance
these moments that we have
Cupping my hands she moves them
from her stomach to her chest
Instantly rosebud nipples rise
erect upon her breasts

Spending eternity caressing
each curve of her every groove
She settles on my stiffness
I press her as we move
Purring like a kitten
laughing as we play
Abandoning herself to me
giving herself away
Matching my affection
we spur each others burn
Memories of our session
fill me still with yearn
Morning soon to rise
the night a blessing we receive
& now that night was gone
she knew I had to leave
When I left from California
my mood set like the day
that was the last I saw of her
sometimes things
just work that way


Lady Finger dipped in moonlight
Writing "What for?" across the morning sky
Sunlight splatters with answers
Darkness shrugs and bids the day good-bye

-Grateful Dead

 


Weather Report

Summers fade roses die
we all have to change
though we don't know why
It's kind of strange
how life slips on by
Winter storms trump fading skies
nights grow increasingly long
Winter winds bring snow
instead of rain
short days are quickly gone

Freedom for once
in times as weird as they get
In these next few years
things will get stranger yet
Through the months
things disappearing
reappear
as new cycles begin to start
Always changing
never the same
mortal dreams are sure to fall apart
& we fight though its right
convincing ourselves in the end
That Love is fleeting
like the rains
that come & go with the wind...


One thought. fills immensity.

-William Blake

 

II. Fallen Angels

Passing influences
leaves on the sands of time
Blown by winds familiar
crossing your life with mine
Though we live different dreams
I love you can I deny
But we seek different things
living separate lives

An ocean of differences
separates the world
Of a Gypsy Poet
Little Princess Girl
This time we have to learn
venture out alone
Set out to earn
secrets yet unknown
Lost in the magic
we created together
Our souls burning so brightly
it couldn't last forever
A slumbering rose
a butterfly dream
Jading our souls
to find deeper meaning

Could I ever forget you
our love a holy gift
We gave all we could Stargazer
sharing the lives we lived
Immortal Wind Lover
your eyes are to me the stars
& I'm with you little wanderer
wherever you think you are

I honor what we shared
that you were there for me
A good dream in my life
a gift of destiny


The first day to the last
a jewel of memory
I remember all that passed
especially the winter of 93
Those forever nights we spent
snowboarding the King
Glazed by moon light
how it seemed like a dream

I sensed somehow long ago
you would need time to grow
to understand things you thought you knew
I was growing to fast
& you needed time to grasp
what destiny was putting us through
I can leave at any time
pay heed to any whim
A thought crosses my mind
I'm gone just like the wind
I'll be alright
wherever I may be
Knowing its freedom I'm seeking
& I carry that with me

Goodbye Mirror Dancer
the heaven's cry for you & me
I forgive you
for forgetting
what we planned as destiny
Such an unpredictable world
at such an important time
The shock of birth
scared you girl
I guess it paralyzed your mind
Serving our lesson here
seeking our dreams apart
Our love in this world a blessing
A little light within the dark

 

Earthwalk

Destiny slowly unfolding
here I am hunting down forgotten dreams
Piecing together the puzzles of Truth
hidden behind its many themes
Holding to this moments Freedom
the wild adventure of life on the run
Race towards the Desert Horizon
with the downward facing sun
Moments of incredible magic
old memories of forgotten times
Days like this
we spent following the Dead
burning memories into our minds
Here we have this moment left
another cycle unwinds
Me I'm working with Sunhawk Jeff
on When the Evening Dies
All this remembering
how can I forget
things that touch my soul
I'll never regret in anyway
the memories that I hold
Time spent chilling
in the Humboldt Mountain still
Feeling Good about my life
no more Irie could I feel
Long warm summer days fly by
another sunset dies tye-dye
& the purple hooded Night rises
over the theater of peoples lives
Distant paths become bound & tied
Praises to Jah
I found other souls like mine
In this space we face
the consequence of uncertain lives
Funny how certain paths
keep crossing the stream of mine
Connecting us in some enchanted way
to share whatever it is that may
Come to us this day beneath the Angel Sun

Gaia

The Beauty we all share
noone can deny to know
The way that it is as it is
we are all part of some Greater whole
The coincidence of miracles
every day of every season
Every being in whatever form
alive for Sacred Reason
All are awaiting promises
already trying to unfold
Patiently anticipating
secrets yet untold

Here we are in this moment
connected fully present alive
& I feel really good right now
really good inside
What we learn isn't always easy
shadows of wounded heart
But may our lives be our lesson
our prayers testimony of our art
Why do I worry sometimes Great Spirit
when I shouldn't worry at all
But when I think
I should worry about things
I never do at all


For when our souls have learn'd the heat to bear
The cloud will vanish we shall hear his voice.
Saying: come out from the grove my love & care,
And round my golden tent like lambs rejoice.

-William Blake

 

Calling Out to Angels

Sensing
Sweetest Lover
carnal cravings of your soul
We need patience
little sister
to let destiny unfold
Unbelievable impact
we had on each others thought
Little do you know
Stargazer
how much it is I fought
for freedom

The fear I faced
speaking to Spirits
teaching me secrets
I've come to hold
How we came to be
in this reality
chasing dreams
we've never known

Surrending
to Freedoms Wind
we flew on broken wings
Where upon the Eagles dare
gliding on the wind
of passing dreams

We flew through midnight
to catch the passing day
she & I together
As the last bit of night
crept slowly away
we touched more than we had ever
The purple darkness withdrew
with the coming
of first light
Ancient chariot Angel Sun
stallions back the Night

I'll never forget her
or how she affected me
I regret how I let her
disappear into mystery
She was more talented
more beautiful
than any I've ever known
& I want to honor with a thought
times we shared alone


And on her silver cross soft amethyst,
And on her hair a glory, like a saint:
She seem'd a splendid angel, newly drest,
Save wings, for heaven:-Porphyro grew faint;
She knelt, so pure a thing, so free from mortal taint.

-John Keats

 

Grandfather Sun

Old Great Wise Angel Sun
oldest of the Old
Bright, incandescent
candle of our Life
knower of stories never told
I honor you this day
at the coming
of vernal moon
To celebrate the new year
the harvest soon to bloom
Praise to the cycles
the blessing of Sacred rains
Honor to Storm & Thunder
Rivers that carve
the mountain scapes
Love to the Blue-Green fertile Earth
so giving of her blood
Soon things will be wet
from rains
releasing rainbows
high above


To see the World in a Grain of Sand
And a heaven in a Wild flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour

-William Blake


The Fragile Planet


When I think of the Redwood Forests
tears weigh heavy on my eyes
The red tape
behind their slaughter
another political genocide
Everyday old growth forests
are levelled
quickly burned
Stumps of 3,000 year old trees
are proof of lessons
we've yet to learn

Losing connection to Elder wisdom
respect for how things grow
Proof the litter debris
trailing every American road
If something isn't done soon
there will be
no Redwoods left
The Children
will never see the beauty
of how a Redwood lived
Dwarfing all around
making the world seem small
How they remind us
of our Father's grandeur
leaving us in awe

What to think
of dying oceans
tankers bleeding slicks miles long
Though the public forgets
the oil remains
long after clean-up crews are gone
Every once free flowing river
is dammed
stagnanting in its own waste
Though water used to be purified by land
it now carries a chemical taste

The t.v. generation
99 channels replacing God
Violence, Sex, Drugs, Money
everything Babylon wants & loves
Born into this weird world
controlled by its lost people
& the Tyrant Lords of this Underworld
have created a hell
that has no equal
Controlled by media dreams
things Babylon has to give
Never will they know anything else
challenge the lives they live
Content to surrender freedom
accept it as it is
Parents learn from their parents
passing it to their kids
Growing up distracted
restless with empty goals
Never will they question
all the lies that they've been told
Hidden among ghostly specters
those aware the miracle of life
Every moment their Sacred ceremony
everything they do a Sacred Rite
Every word they utter
every thought a Sacred prayer
Spirit knows all they do
following them everywhere
Who out there hurts to live
at least enough to try
For if we do not fully live
already have we died

How long shall they kill our prophets
while we stand aside and look
They say it's just a part of it
we've got to fulfill the book

-Bob Marley

 

The Fragile Planet

When I think of the Redwood Forests
tears weigh heavy on my eyes
The red tape
behind their slaughter
another political genocide
Everyday old growth forests
are levelled
quickly burned
Stumps of 3,000 year old trees
are proof of lessons
we've yet to learn

Losing connection to Elder wisdom
respect for how things grow
Proof the litter debris
trailing every American road
If something isn't done soon
there will be
no Redwoods left
The Children
will never see the beauty
of how a Redwood lived
Dwarfing all around
making the world seem small
How they remind us
of our Father's grandeur
leaving us in awe

What to think
of dying oceans
tankers bleeding slicks miles long
Though the public forgets
the oil remains
long after clean-up crews are gone
Every once free flowing river
is dammed
stagnanting in its own waste
Though water used to be purified by land
it now carries a chemical taste

The t.v. generation
99 channels replacing God
Violence, Sex, Drugs, Money
everything Babylon wants & loves
Born into this weird world
controlled by its lost people
& the Tyrant Lords of this Underworld
have created a hell
that has no equal
Controlled by media dreams
things Babylon has to give
Never will they know anything else
challenge the lives they live
Content to surrender freedom
accept it as it is
Parents learn from their parents
passing it to their kids
Growing up distracted
restless with empty goals
Never will they question
all the lies that they've been told
Hidden among ghostly specters
those aware the miracle of life
Every moment their Sacred ceremony
everything they do a Sacred Rite
Every word they utter
every thought a Sacred prayer
Spirit knows all they do
following them everywhere
Who out there hurts to live
at least enough to try
For if we do not fully live
already have we died

How long shall they kill our prophets
while we stand aside and look
They say it's just a part of it
we've got to fulfill the book

-Bob Marley


Great Sleeper Dreamer

Herkimers in our pillows
dreamcatcher above the bed
The wise all knowing Owl
watches the living & the dead
there is little understanding
for those who would never know
How to look without looking
see without being
attached to the eyes alone
To be alive like the Serpent
motionless scanning the entire scene
A predators mind
alert all the time
becomes aware of everything
& if we see differently
things unknown come to pass
Realizing the things hidden from us
were there always for us to grasp
& everything comes & goes
like barely grasped dreams of night
But I guess that's just how it is
with everything in life


Free yourself from mental slavery
none but ourselves
can free our minds.

-Marley

 

Forging Shadows

Mystic moon rising
through a leopard skinned frost
shadows of the winter sun
floundering off
the stark silhouette
of sharp ancient peaks
the sun disappearing
as it slowly creeps away
swallowing with it the day
the circling moon
rising through lavender gloom
passes through another phase
lit by the gold sun's rays
now hidden from our sight
to her smile I pray
in the dark armor of night
toast to my lover
I boast of no other
as fine as her

Like you & I
many burn for truth
lost wary yearning youth
seek heaven in disguised forms
fraught to push the norms
that conform their true desires
liars conspire though they wish
life inspires the myths
consciousness the gift
of a secret past
& they laugh at forgotten stories
ceremonies of ancient power
dances to call on
cloud & rain
the Spirit
of lightning & thunder shower
suspense wonder for hours
about hidden worlds
where magic unfurls
secrets to those who call