THOUGHTS OF A MAN

Am I Missing Something?

I once wrote a poem and labeled it “Love” then I threw it in a fire and watched the ashes fly above. It’s a well-versed story that comes to mind of someone gallivanting to save us, a true one of a kind. The beauty, charm, wit, and even a sultry kiss. Our hearts open up,

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Yellow Canteen

On the first day of Biology class, I noticed the girl with the yellow canteen. She sat on the far left of the arena and my attention belonged all to her. Between notes I would glance, sneakily, in the chance that she would see me too—she would and we’d both stare into space as if

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What Is Love?

What is love? I’m 57 years old, and I’m still trying to figure that out. I’m not even sure if I’ve ever been in love. Since my divorce, five years ago, I’ve dated a few women who have been into me, but I wasn’t that really into them. I liked a couple of them, and

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Smile Behind The Mask

I see you behind that mask Taking a breath like it came from a flask Where’s that hidden smile, tucked away because that’s the new way or style What did you say in that muffled way I can’t understand, talk clearly my friend underneath that bandana blend Going to the store grabbing groceries like it

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Touch Of A Woman

The touch of a woman Her lips and breath warm my neck Making their way to my lips they go  Soft and warm they feel  A kiss….wet and slow  Her hand on the back of my neck Soft, caressing, yet strong  She pulls me in for another kiss, passionate and long Her chest against my

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Love Of Reading

My affinity for reading began with Bram Stoker’s Dracula. It was my senior year of high school, and I hated assigned reading. I disliked being forced to read. As a kid, I read Goosebumps. My favorite is One Day at Horrorland, but any reading we were tasked I found to be the dullest. What I

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