Friday, May 25, 2018

Verandas

It was a hot delta day. Too hot for work. The only reprieve from the heat was to lay along the river bank with what tried to be a breeze to cool my brow.  My mind drifted off. I daydreamed of beautiful southern women. There were four of them sitting on a veranda waving their perfumed handkerchiefs. I caught a whiff as it floated on a breeze.

They were dressed in white and ivory linen dresses with wide brimmed straw hats cocked to one side or the other. They were chatting about things that one could only imagine. Sweet perfumed perspiration tickled down their breast bones to vacation spots that only southern dreams are made of.

They were sweet smelling, coy, sexing, tantalizing, ambrosial, sensual, delicious, and alluring. In my dream, I was compelled to walk to that veranda and sit with them. As I approached, they turned, gave me a quick smile and like a flash of lighting they were gone. Leaving me with the memory of their faces and the aroma of their jasmine handkerchiefs.

The sound of the rushing of the river woke me from reverie and I was smiling. The thought of those bells will live long in my memory. And when the hot delta sun beats down on my brow, all I have to do is think of them and heat fades away.

LAL
(c) 5/18

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Triple shorts

Adrift

My mind is adrift is space
No gravity to bring my down to earth
Nothing to hold on to
You let me drift away
Cut my tethered line
Will I ever land again
Will my feet touch the ground
What will hold me steadfast
Or will I just drift away


Open Wide

I keep my eyes open wide to see you
I keep my heart closed to the emotions of you
We once walked the line in perfect rhythm
Hearts beating in sychrony
We came to a fork in the road
You went left, I went right
I walk the line searching for merger in the line
My feet are a little unsteady at the hope for you
But I keep my eyes ope wide to see you
And heart closed shut

Leap

This is you and me
Standing at the edge
Ready to take
That leap that leap of faith
I gaze up at the stars
But I see heaven in your eyes
I make the leap, you let go
I'm floating in a black emptiness
Waiting to be rescued

LAL
(c) 5/18



Sunday, March 25, 2018

Everyplace is Home

Yesterday you crossed my mind
Today you fill up my senses
Shake up my soul, get me movin'
To roll down the road with you

It doesn't matter where we land

Rain or sun, hot or cold
We'll follow the open road
Because anywhere with you
Everyplace is home

Long ago we rocked the boat

Capsized under the water
Now it's time to leave the ocean
Never give into doubt, hold tight to hope
As we walk over troubled waters

It doesn't matter where we land
Rain or sun, hot or cold
We'll follow the open road
Because anywhere with you
Everyplace is home

The sun is almost down

Light is fading fast
Kiss me under the rising stars
You and me together 
Nothing else matters

It doesn't matter where we land
Rain or sun, hot or cold
We'll follow the open road
Because anywhere with you
Everyplace is home



LAL

(c) 3/18



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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Full Moon

There is a full moon rising
You call into the night
You wait for the echo
Nothing in return
The silence deafens you

On the street corner you wait
Pacing like a puma
Waiting and wanting
Looking into the dark mist
For that which was once yours

The full moon reflects in the water
Your shadow floats across it's face
You reach into the darkness
Longing for that touch-sensual
The touch which took you high

The full moon rising
You desire the night
Craving for depth
Your soul cries out
Pacing, wanting and waiting
Knowing it will never return

(c) LAL
3/18

Friday, February 23, 2018

Idle Mind

Has my mind ever sat idle?
The canvas in my mind has drawn a blank
Ever wonder what's coming up next
I search for the words and come up empty
Does my soul have nothing more to say
Can I no longer write the lyrics
To my favorite melodies
I gaze upon the painting
But can't describe the strokes
Does my mind sit idle?
Has my word bank gone broke
Did I loose the words to speak my heart
Does my soul have nothing more to say
Apparently so
Because this is the worst set of words
I have ever written



(c) LAL
2/2018

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Barren Soul

I lay on the battlefield
Wounded and bloody
Beaten beyond recognition
No longer have the strength
To pick up the sword
Now only a heap of defeat
I look toward the sun
Hoping for quick relief
No longer a warrior
Only a barren soul


(c) LAL
2/18

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Miss me

The starry night echos my name
The chilled air beckons my warmth
The quiet yearns for my voice
The stillness of you carves my presence
Do you miss me?

Does my name echo in your heart?
Do you desire my arms around you?
Do you listen for my voice in your mind?
Do you yearn for my touch to set you free?
Do you miss me?

I am only a shadow
A blowing memory
A touch once felt
A ghost on a breeze
Do you miss me?

You once belonged only to me
I was once sacred only to you
We once lay beneath the starry night
We were once one
Do you miss me?


(c) LAL
2/18




Saturday, January 20, 2018

Disquiet

As I sit among the disquiet of the room
I watch the lights of the world go by
Like fireflies over the marsh at the depth of dusk
No questions, no answers just the moment of now
In the distance of my mind, I hear the music
The noise around me fades away, only the music plays
I dance to the memory of you, till I hear a voice
Melodic and rhythmic, soft and lilting beckoning me
Like of the sirens of the sea, I am drawn into the sound
It wraps me in heavens blanket, warm and strong
And all it said was--hello



LAL
(c) 1/18









Saturday, January 13, 2018

Steel and Glass

This love lives only in a memory
You are the steel to my glass
Cold, hard, unyielding hard steel
You shatter me with one stroke
I break into a thousand peices
You stand so riged and removed
You are strong and steadfast
The wind can not move you
You tread not to the briny sea
For the fear of the rust, becoming brittle
The glass floats on the sea, hoping for shore
To be held in a frame, for the light of day
And the star filled nights, moon beams
For I am the glass and you are only the steel

(c) LAL
1/18




Friday, December 29, 2017

Wind in your hair

Riding down the road
With the windows down
The wind whips your black hair
You looking so sexy
In your tight blue jeans
Ripped at the knees
Singing your favorite radio tunes
You give me that sideways smile

Riding down the road
With the windows down
You touched my hand
With the wind in your hair
Singing your love song

Evening comes with the setting sun
Sitting on your balcony
You drink your whiskey straight
Laughing at the moon
You reach over stroke my hair
Candles light your face
With a soft glow, you smile
You take my hand, we dance

We sway with the music
As the evening breeze
Blows your black hair
You whisper in my ear
The words to your favorite love song


(c)LAL
12/17