Poetry
2010

2010

 

 

 

BORREGO BILL

 

A time long gone that I never lived through

But I could visit walking and talking with you.

Desert man from Orange County,

A relic from another time.

Dusty honky-tonk heroes

Putting time outta mind.

 

Feeding coyotes and roadrunners as the sun goes down,

Racing to his desert outpost in a truck with plates from outta town.

Cactus shadows on the side of the road,

All night diners and heavy loads.

Your smile beneath the desert sky and early moonlight rhymes,

Busting through roadside signs and life’s imaginary lines.

 

Six string star gazer, railroad song wayfarer

Zogtone gangster, I never got an answer.

Suddenly you were gone, to never drive back,

You’ve taken to chasing Cassady and Kerouac.

Desert denizens and endless songs arise

There’s one more star above Borrego skies.

HOLDIN’ MY BREATH

 

Getting hooked on you, not what I meant to do

Still you got me holdin’ my breath for you.

When these bones turn to dust and all that’s steel is rust

You’re my heart’s sweet jailor, the man I’d give my last breath for.

 

But oh I can’t catch you, you’re like chasing down the wind.

You took my breath away but darlin’ won’t you stay.

Gotta bust outta these fences, oh I’m gonna take my chances.

 

So I just started breathing, ‘cause life’s about what you do while you live without.

It’s the kinda pain that makes you smile, while you walk a 1000 miles

I’ve been holdin’ my breath for you, holdin’ my breath for you.

 

A bad disguise always shows,

She put a hurt on you, but ya can’t let her go.

Still I love how you care so much when she cut so deep that you still can’t sleep.

You gotta bust outta them fences, c’mon boy take your chances.

 

Baby just start breathing, ‘cause life’s about what you do while you live without.

It’s the kinda pain that makes you smile, while you walk a 1000 miles

You’ve been holdin’ your breath.

 

She built you a house of cards, she hid the sun, then she stole the stars.

I wonder if she even knows while she’s hurting you my love still grows.

 

So here we are two tangled souls, baby come to me and don’t let go.

And with you by my side, I feel I can finally sigh.

 

I feel like I started breathing ‘cause life’s about what you do while you live without

It’s the kinda pain that makes you smile, while you walk a 1000 miles

I’ve been holdin’ my breath for you, holdin’ my breath for you.

 

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