Before they react

Before they react
someone must make time to read
writing is potent 

Rich layers revealed

Rich layers revealed
first cuts don’t need precision
cake is like music

With every song

With every song
I reinvent and evolve
discover my voice 

Stay true to yourself

Stay true to yourself 
don’t fear being different
be original

Curiosities

Curiosities
sometimes overlap desires
uncovered impulse 

Bigger than my fears

Bigger than my fears
investing in new desires
that will fuel my heart 

Culture of a group

Culture of a group
fusing personalities
collaboration 

Creating platforms

Creating platforms
opening public spaces
public dialogues 

Memories of towns

Memories of towns
sent to myself on postcards
places with ideas 

One stray coffee ground

One stray coffee ground
at the bottom of my cup
bitter zing to close 

Hidden in your gut

Hidden in your gut
your own barometer
start paying notice 

Our drought has been long

Our drought has been long
passenger of my passage
please water my roots 

You become the noun

You become the noun
a father to your children
by doing the verb 

Shaping energies

Shaping energies
your responsibilities
as a musician 

Don’t stray from the path

Don’t stray from the path
be confident in knowing
the journey is life 

Life as an artist

Life as an artist
my success is obvious
I sleep when I want 

An unblinking eye

An unblinking eye
dinner served with a question:
Do fish have feelings? 

My poem is a prayer

My poem is a prayer
it’s energy is heartfelt
honouring my thoughts 

Specific image

Specific image
an ending handed to me
a path to follow 

Heard over the fence

Heard over the fence
angry old man radio
righteous opinions 

Cutting yet astute

Cutting yet astute
our critics offer insights
if we can hear them 

The club in my dream

The club in my dream
became a department store
bought a cymbal toy