Category Archives: Poetry

Proud Summers Moon

It’s been a year of collaborations for me…delightful, insightful, inspiring collaborations. the following piece is one of the poetic variety, as I recently came together with a talented artist by the name of Karin Zink. Enjoy…   Proud Summers Moon  sippin … Continue reading

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Words to live by

I must live by my word you must live by the very utterances that pass through your lips we must live by the noise we create so don’t be quiet or check your laugh ‘cause you very well may be … Continue reading

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Autumn

yesterday there were no leaves on the ground today they abound driven down from lazy swaying tendril tips by that wicked October noreaster that cuts as hard as it whips so welcome fall welcome autumn it’s been so very long … Continue reading

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Rocketship

built a rocketship for a friend so she could jettison to galaxies beyond in search of life forms as intelligent as she ain’t no engineer but I’ve ridden that train ain’t no cosmonaut that’s not something I’d feign ain’t no astrophysicist … Continue reading

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possibilities

the future may dawn just as we dream if we are wise enough to enthusiastically embrace the possibility it holds Austin Bader Copyright 2011

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Heads and Hearts

hearts and heads heads and hearts play tricks upon your soul they cry they sing they seldom agree on that which shall make you whole they’ll fool and muse befuddle and confuse refuse your dying plea to settle the score … Continue reading

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Perfect Day

Perfect Day a single candle pulsing…flickering fighting to alight one room the gentle thrumming of the rain alleviating all this life’s worry all this life’s pain genteel gusts from the spring maiden’s lungs pushing the window shades in then out … Continue reading

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The Step Show

  The Step Show From Vaudeville Everyville and Nowhereville they came high stepping and dancing barely escaping that hooked cane boogie for a dime strum a tune for a dollar hollerin for one drink at a time knowing to prove … Continue reading

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Title Bout

This post goes out to my old friend Petey.  He’s always loved this piece.  I’m not certain whether it’s because he’s a rabid boxing fan, his Italian lineage, or the circumstances under which the poem was created. We had just … Continue reading

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Urban Coinage

urban coinage the dime sized pocks and ruts of the rain soaked alley asphalt glisten like a million dirty stars momentary cleansed by the evening’s deluge. They are the jewels, the coinage of my urban truck patch, facets illuminated under somber city lamps all … Continue reading

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