How Do I Keep Writing

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How do I keep writing

When I’m running out of ink

You distract me with your kisses

Damn woman, let a man think

I’ll be with you momentarily

Go wait nakedly on the bed

Let me craft my words

I need to empty what’s in my head

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Poseur Punks Stealing My Traditions

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Poseur punks stealing my traditions

Though they never earned the right

You cannot reappropriate a feeling

They’ve never been adrift under a starry night

These kids’ empty hearts & endless expectations

I left the sweat of my brow upon the sea

With too many of my nights away from home

In an entitled world; duty means a lot to me

I’m Not A Perfect Person

I’m not a perfect person

I admit too many flaws

These are the cars dealt

Beholden to love’s natural laws

Maybe I should remain stoic

Hold these jokers closer to the vest

My eyes twitch as I shuffle

Damaged, but I’m doing my best

You Have Your Notions Of Me

You have your notions of me
Whether it’s my rugged good looks
Or I’m a notorious scalawag
But neither a hero or a crook
I’m not a man of much persuasion
Nor am I a wild west outlaw
I choose to wear the eyepatch
But I’m more of a gentleman with flaws

I write fast & love slow
Without a care of what they say about me
When you have faith
You never have to wait & see

I quietly find my secrets within
Descended from that beautiful literary brogue
To hell with the naysayers; we’re gonna have fun
I’ll be your host tonight, the swashunbuckling rogue
Many out there won’t warm to my charm
Not their cup of tea or simply they’ve no style
But you of good taste & reknown class
Come share a spot with the one with the mischievous smile