Sliver of a moon Bright star above Clouds float along in the dark sky of love Soon the star fades away The moonbeam is gone And what I tried to grasp is just a sliver in my palm. (1.31.87)

The Adjustment Bureau

I had a hat that looked like the ones the Adjusters wore. It was given to me by my friend Ed. On Sundays I ran a Southern Gospel show on my college radio station and Ed hosted Stained Glass Bluegrass which came on after me. Over the years we had many short conversations as we…

To the Greatest Artist of All

This is a commendation, an announcement of high esteem, concerning one of astounding greatness most would never dream. This is but a memoir, a congrats to one who has grown to be the most memorable artist this world has ever known. His career has spawned decades, even generations of time, Her works are in all…

Innocence Lost

The killing of innocent people does not justify the killing of innocent people. (April 15, 1986)

Simply Stated

Rash promises I shall not write only that which cometh from within. For promises can be broken and therefore one doth sin. It is enough for me to simply state that which is upon my heart than to expound on silly superlatives which at the first strain break apart. (Journal entry – April 8, 1986)

Holy War

The philosophy of Holy War is full of holes. April 15, 1986

Beware Of Turning Into The Enemy You Most Fear

(torn from the side of a paper cup) Beware of turning into the enemy you most fear. All it takes is to lash out violently at someone who has done you grievous harm, proclaiming that only your pain matters in this world. More than against that person’s body, you will then, at that moment, be…


If they come, I will stand here unashamed. My tears like medals of honor on my face, glistening in the starlight, And I will smile at them. I will say, “Yes, He was here and I am not ashamed.” (8/4/89)

Prayer of the Immature

If with maturity comes bitterness, If it brings an unwillingness to change, the wisdom of the fool who claims to simply know, If this maturity causes one to reject the madness that we all in some way carry with us, And if this maturity brings with it the realization that life is temporary, that relationships…