Thoughts Indexed

Poems and Lyrics: sorted by date

Electric Zzzzt 1/23/24
Succubus Fly by the night of your lights 1/23/23
Ammonia Somebody had to say it 1/14/23
Requiem It's not going to change a thing 1/12/23
Glorious And so we embark upon unknown crossings 1/1/23
Acutely Aware ...of the time not spent doing this 12/25/22
Dislodged For the scattered among us all 12/21/22
Why Ask Me You know answers 12/16/22
everything you were everything including yourself 12/2/22
Does the Heart Feel Pain? A brief biochemical and philosophical analysis   12/1/22
Habits From a brief lyric note of twenty years ago... today? 11/28/22
Bitter/Sweet every word I hear sounds like your name 11/24/22
I Want You to Hear Ruminations on a rainy night 11/11/22
Love Comes and Goes Sometimes she comes, sometimes she goes 11/3/22
Rather A simple little poem song about light and dark 10/26/22
Down the Road A little something the band and I came up with 10/18/22
If You Remember Another journey into classic folk 10/13/22
We Have Never Met It doesn't really matter in space or time to be 10/2/22
Preparing to Hide When all we've built is threatened 9/30/22
Those Boots One more crack like that and I'll have to... 9/20/22
Some Stories Your tale might not be written yet 9/17/22
Filler (With Just a Little Kiss) It's a tropical rainforest out there 9/16/22
Pleasure There's something I forgot to say 9/16/22
Seasons Our work will never be done 9/10/22
Librarian If you know what I mean 9/3/22
Roses and Coffee The answers are all inside us 8/28/22
Revolver It's either all or nothing 8/22/22
You Made It A poem/song about and for a friend, from 6/13/22 8/19/22
When I Was Young It seems like I don't like the summer as much 8/17/22
Unwelcome Sense Which I have requested to not return   8/14/22
Seared and Maddened A brief poem about connections   8/14/22
Church Then You could go but then what then? 8/6/22
Revolution If you want a revolution... 7/15/22
When She Twists Every one a soft sweet peach 7/12/22
Flowers I thought you were the one 7/8/22
No Way to Live But a worse way to die. From notes of 6/21/22 7/4/22
By What Right? What I was trying to write five days ago 6/29/22
Slavery Rag Friday, June Twenty-Fourth, Twenty Twenty-Two 6/24/22
You Gotta Heal You really, really have no choice 6/20/22
You Gotta Steal Learn how to use your voice 6/20/22
again tomorrow ...and it might be worse... 6/14/22
Full of Strangers You should treat them as yourself 6/13/22
Who Falls In Love Are you a person... 6/12/22
We Would Die If they touched us 5/27/22
The Devil to a Draw nightmare slayer 5/21/22
Psycho Metric ego love shallow trash 5/16/22
Time With Fire Pasts and futures always present 5/3/22
Intending to Love 'As long as I don't realize they are pretending, I'll take it.' 5/1/22
Daphne Smiles Nostalgia for what was but never was 4/16/22
Girls & Boys Enjoying some holidays away 4/6/22
When To Sleep A little bit about love with no answers 4/4/22
By the Bay A story about a lovely couple 3/31/22
My Lover Midnight A song about a magical garden 3/30/22
Love You When (You're Here) A song about the near and dear 3/30/22
You Have Been Gone A song about gaps in connections 3/30/22
I Miss Smoking What I miss about nicotine   3/22/22
Correspondence The title track of Carbon Copy, about the walking wounded 3/22/22
For Who You Are A song about growing younger 3/15/22
Who Could Ever Forget? A song about moments of eternity 3/13/22
Subway Blues (A Cost-Benefit Analysis) A treatise on urban planning 1/25/22
Postcard From Blue A song about some sun and some rain 1/15/22
Romance Is For Others The title track of Victory Is For Lovers 1/14/22
normal people A song about two of you - or us 1/13/22
Dirty Tools A song about getting overheated 1/5/22
Calling Home A song about time and space. A folk song. 1/1/22
Burning Rocks A draft of a poem, set to music 2/6/22 12/15/21
Magpies We understand corruption as little as we do justice 12/10/21
Come Closer A song I found for my birthday 12/7/21
Erasure A song about blankness 11/8/21
All the Time Who else would understand? 11/5/21
Tank Treads The destruction we wreak for no reason breaks my heart 11/1/21
I Can't Come Anywhere Near You A love song, of sorts. A "can't love" song. 10/15/21
Dancing Woods Un poème, une chanson, de Norvège et d'Ecosse: a thousand-year throwback, give or take a century or two 9/30/21
Wanted A briefly gentle sentiment   9/30/21
And Dance What we should get out and do 9/26/21
Back Roads Rock A song about cars and girls 9/21/21
A Girl About a Kiss A song I made from a sketch I wrote on 3/16/14 9/6/21
People Like You People like people like you 8/17/21
Confidence A time of restlessnesses   8/9/21
Llamas on Their Way to Denver Exactly what it says on the tin 7/26/21
Invasive The title - and closing - track of IntroViolet 7/11/21
Shopworn Damaged goods still sold as new 7/11/21
Silent Flowers Another oldie, a sad classic by now 7/2/21
Elaboration Lateral strategies in tense detail 6/16/21
Dangerous Another love song. A somewhat abstract love song. 6/7/21
Strawberry Tuesday A love song. She liked chocolate shortcake. 5/26/21
Gender-free The privilege of life in the power corner   5/23/21
synaesthesia It's not really synaesthesia, but interesting nonetheless   5/20/21
dawn Seventeen dueling syllables   5/15/21
By 3 A.M. A poem about self - the self of hope   5/5/21
Counterfeit A song about death - the death of hope 5/5/21
Dryad Oh my, this is lovely, isn't it?   4/28/21
It Was Raining I took some words I wrote in 11/04 and made them into a song 4/20/21
Expression A result of oddly cruel fictions - and even crueler facts   3/13/21
Royalty, Democracy, and Socialism The absurdity of inheritance, all wrapped up in two sentences   3/7/21
Make It Stop Just trying to make it all stop.   3/7/21
Private Plains Ape - part number three Another take on our sameness and differences   3/4/21
and Art A poem about art and barnacles. And stuff.   2/26/21
Lives' Lines A poem about lines, one would assume. And lives.   2/15/21
Private Plains Ape A song about how we survive and function in groups 2/10/21
Private Plains Ape - version one point one A six-page expurgation about learning and coercive socialization   2/9/21
Islands (A song about) coming back to Earth 1/31/21
Blackout I don't know what this (song) - or any of this - is. 1/26/21
cold still waiting A words and music thing 1/20/21
Born Wrong Another shard of pottery   1/8/21
Tourists of Terror Basic vanilla in crisis: a poetry   1/8/21
Nothing to Heal A song - a waltz macabre 1/8/21
Sunflakes A musical treatsicle 12/21/20
Stilled Life A poem   12/12/20
Strung Out A song about love and beauty. Or drugs. 12/8/20
(Climbing) Gravity's Well An astronomical song 12/2/20
Liberty A poem about freedom and time   11/24/20
When She's Gone A song about the mysteries of love 11/18/20
A Quiet Room A poem inspired by a friend's drawings   11/17/20
Bad Weekend (3:16) A song about a long lost weekend 11/16/20
Clouds A poem   11/8/20
Citrus A song, now, about waste 11/8/20
What You Got A sinuous song of the night 11/8/20
Too Many A reflection on pandemia   10/19/20
The Rose A poem about gardening   10/10/20
death (is a theme) A poem about life   9/25/20
Discarded Yet another poem about memories?   9/8/20
Another Life Time Another poem about memories   4/20/20
A Life Time A poem about memories   4/20/20
When This Is Over A plague-inspired song 4/11/20
Alien and Yet A poem about space   3/14/20
I Was Five Once A poem about the illusions of age   1/15/20
Wet July This month's heat-stroked pastorale   7/21/18
Overture (Fever Dream) The opening for Lost and Found 6/28/18
June Nights I guess it's this month's pastorale   6/10/18
Becomes A poem about growing closer   6/10/18
Closer (To the New) ...than the old - another damn song 5/27/18
Beauty (Is) ... timeless and nameless. A song. 5/21/18
May Flowers This month's pastorale   5/10/18
Missing A poem about a huge loss   5/8/18
Steam Dreams A poem about the future   5/6/18
Adaptation (Scarborough Fair) A traditional folk song with a 'human' touch 4/27/18
Virtue A poem about addiction   4/22/18
Photograph (Good-bye) A lullaby about parting 4/19/18
Cold April A sequel of sorts to March Snow   4/10/18
To My Friend A little something I wrote for a friend   4/2/18
Needles (Go Away) A painful moment set in verse   3/19/18
March Snow A poem set in late winter   3/11/18
(You're Not Here) To Forgive A song about a shift in perspective 3/9/18
(In the Theater) Tonight A light-hearted song 3/9/18
Love A poem about healing and growth   3/5/18
Demons & Darkness There's a fine line between troubles and trouble   2/28/18
Invitation A poem about first meeting   2/26/18
Fortifications (Letter to Myself) A song for healing 2/22/18
A Box in the Attic A sad poem about losing part of one's life   12/20/17
Tomorrow Hope is always the last to die   12/17/17
These Are the Ways There were many tender moments, of course   12/10/17
Jagged Depression A report on an experience I had a day or two before   12/7/17
I Go Back and Remember Another one from the eye of the storm (2:50 AM)   12/6/17
Lighthouse (You Will Find Your Way) Another (song) from the eye of the storm (2:40 AM) 12/6/17
Lighthouse (original version) Another poem from the eye of the storm (2:40 AM)   12/6/17
(Out of) Focus A poem from the eye of the storm (2:25 AM)   12/6/17
Winter (Lost You Two) A song that developed out of Lost You To 8/25/17
Winter (Lost You To) A song about fearing a terrible loss - and losing 8/25/17
A Girl About a Kiss (draft) A draft of a poem that I turned into 'A Girl About a Kiss' on 9/6/2021   3/16/14
Dinosaur I made a song from these dreams in April 2021   11/29/04
Stupid Global Village A song about perspective from 'Ruins' 9/23/04
Homeland as if the world needs more sixties peace stuff   3/21/04
peace ...I'm tired of writing about war   1/8/04
time3 a little relativistic contrast   11/28/03
love22 a little discursion on what love is   11/27/03
meaning so, um, what was happening in your life?   11/16/03
dream3 a strange snippet I woke with   11/6/03
fear the only thing to fear is...   11/4/03
wake one last look before the worms have their way   10/16/03
america9 GWB has depleted my freedom and serotonin   9/25/03
autumn a little happy seasonal relief   9/6/03
hell lightly treading the extremes of creation   8/27/03
days dark depressing little ones, indeed   8/25/03
humor life with and without laughter   8/25/03
life1 imaginary little literary scavenger hunt   8/19/03
scars letting the past drown the present   8/16/03
hope just a glimmer in the shadows   8/15/03
gods_and_monsters time to regroup and start over?   8/13/03
wind is the wind an animal?   8/10/03
war3 another one of those poems about war   8/05/03
darkness a formless echo from the abyss   1/30/03
75/25 a simple issue of focus   1/22/03
profile eh, what kind of person would you like to meet?   1/21/03
prometheus a harsh and tragic outburst of ego   1/21/03
stay stay with me in the twinkle of my eye   1/19/03
words a little diddly about language and minds   1/19/03
not_alone reversal of fortune can be a good thing   1/19/03
Trust an instrumental from 'Ruins' that I made up words for 12/11/02
time does every poem need a short description?   11/24/02
you a little love-type poem   8/21/02
night a poem inspired by a star   8/15/02
waves of memory a poem about healing   7/15/02
ghosts2 adapted to the second person from 6/29/00   7/10/02
eukaryotic an odd little poem   6/8/02
touch_me a poem, probably part of a suite   4/20/02
wgbh copy of Mai Cramer tribute note   4/9/02
Good Love an old fashioned blues from 'Ruins' 3/8/02
drugs they're bad, don't use them, unless...   12/27/01
choke not a pretty sight   11/6/01
peace1 give it a chance   10/22/01
waiting waiting for results: a poem about love and death   10/19/01
war I could stop writing these, yes, I would like that...   10/8/01
miss_you another little poem...   9/3/01
drainstorm :"drainstorm, dreamstürm, gauche-mière":   8/18/01
double_dare a poem about life's challenges   7/19/01
breathe just another love poem   7/14/01
sex a sweaty little suffering   7/7/01
butterfly a poem from a naked heart   6/18/01
crash a poem...   3/13/01
kisses a little poem   7/31/00
silence a sad little poem   7/16/00
Are You a little poem for those you do not know yet   7/8/00
Are You Ready? a poem about sex, I suppose   7/6/00
Ghosts some midnight madnesses   6/29/00
New England a poem based on a vision from last fall   6/29/00
Promised Land a fairly harsh poem   6/26/00
Sleep a poem   6/26/00
fear2 a short, sweet romantic poem   6/20/00
breeze A poem about a love lost   4/19/00
escape a spoken word piece about words   4/6/00
questions a poem - based on the intro to hunger   1 & 4/00
stillborn a short but powerful prose poem   1/9/00
unbelief a little poem about the sentimentalisation of war   1/9/00
alibi a furtive little poem   11/30/99
Revolution (one) a few riffs on a phrase or two from poverty1   11/26/99
mirrors a poem - a reflection, of course   11/16/99
massacre metal detectors in schools???   4/26/99
Somebody Else's Well a song about infidelity from 'Ruins' 7/7/98
You Must Be Crazy a song about habit from 'Ruins' June 98
I Stand Alone a song about loss from 'Ruins' 6/7/98
Moonlight a song about loss   6/5/98
Believe a song about faith from 'Ruins' 5/6/98
little_girl a poem   9/5/97
Nobody Knows a song about neurotic fixation   9/2/97
Visitors my houseguests   9/1/97
Northern Eyes a song about war   7/9/97
Lover's Waltz a song about loss   5/5/97
Choices a song about freedom from 'Ruins' 1/28/97
icicle a bleak, cold little poem   1/11/97
Impressions of a Sunset a song about loss from 'Ruins' 9/12/96
Lived In a small poem about the passage of time   7/8/96
Shambles a song about - who knows what - from 'Ruins' June 96
happy an odd little poem - are you happy?   12/10/95
Exit Wound a song about life and death from 'Ruins' Sept. 95
Jealousy a song (formerly She Only Dances)   8/25/95
Lemonfishbutter a song about requited lust from 'Ruins' 12/29/94
Hunger a song about food from 'Ruins' 2/10/94
grey a poem to wash over you   (unknown)
we_have_won a poem about war and glory   (unknown)
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