Poems

Poems don’t need to rhyme, but write about what you know.

August 15, 2019 6:10 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Poems

On August 13, 2019, I published my 39th book which was also my 19th book in Hawaii and my 19th book of poetry. It has 68 poems that I wrote in Maui this year. It is called Anti at the Decade's End and it is on Amazon in Kindle and paperback.

I will begin writing new poems soon. There is no particular theme. I just enjoy writings poems and the release helps me make sense of life. It is a concise way to capture and synthesize thoughts and ideas.

I have not picked a name for my 20th poetry book, but I write a poem every 2-3 days on average. I will post them here and probably publish them at the end of the year.

As I write poems I also write short stories. I have written 50 stories for the 10th and final book in A Brand New World. It is called How It All Ends and it will have 105 stories when I publish it on December 22. I write a new one every 2-3 days on average and upload them to my website. The 10 books will contain 500 stories.

Thanks for your interest in my writing. Good luck.

August 15, 2019 9:16 PM HST - Posted by Jason

The Professional

Here I go again,
putting paper to pen,
listening to Drive by R.E.M.

I pledge to pen the truth
and nothing but the truth,
I don’t need to blow smoke

I will capture everything I see,
no mater how inglorious it may be
and I will not fail to judge everybody
as they constantly condemn themselves

August 16, 2019 3:33 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Blackened in the End

Everybody
wants to leave
a glorious legacy,
so the others will say,
“Wow! They awesome!”

Nobody
wants to leave behind
a wake of death and destruction

August 16, 2019 3:36 PM HST - Posted by Jason

I'm 45

Just admit it.
45 is a special guy.
Who on earth is like him?
So much better than 44......
At least according to one type

What a wild day and age.
Has there ever been a time like this?
Explosive, divisive, destructive and blackening,
always ready to erupt and catch fire once again......

Pairing lies with the truth
sounds crazy over 12,000 times,
but I can’t say I’ve done it even once

I’m 45 and
I am ready to kill
this upcoming year like
nobody has ever done so bigly

August 17, 2019 11:20 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Summertime

Everywhere I go
I hope I am the only one there
because people pollute everywhere they go
and whenever they get there they pollute some more

People intrude on my privacy
because they are discontent with themselves
pointing their camera at me like they’ve never seen a man

I like being by myself,
my regular routine keeps us clean,
but yours is utterly filthy and very disgusting

People lie to themselves
and they deceive others to look good,
but in reality they are ugly, sad, pathetic, morons
that care about themselves and money more than anything

I will observe
this present shit show
and be honest about it every day,
but it is quite a shame that people are so evil
and don’t care about anything including people of the way

August 18, 2019 8:16 AM HST - Posted by Jason

Deception

You may have surfboards
on top of your dirty van,
but I doubt you surf.

August 18, 2019 12:50 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Island Biker

Hey rich bike repair man,
why do you love money so much?

Every time I come in your store
you try to make me feel bad
for buying a cheap bike

I bought my fly ride for only $100
and after about five months
I’ve only spent $150
for everything

Paying a buck a day
for a cheap beach cruiser
always works very nicely for me,
so sorry it won’t work for you though

You want me to buy your $400 bike
with expensive bells, whistles and lights,
but your attitude is shitty and I don’t need it

When my $100 bike dies,
I will throw it in the garbage
and buy another cheap bicycle
because it would not make sense
to spend more when I don’t have to

You shouldn’t be such an ass
because people shouldn’t feel bad
about the bike that they buy and like
just because you want to sell them stuff

You are pathetic and I wish others
in this small town fixed bikes because like I said
I did everything I could to avoid your shop as long as possible

August 22, 2019 7:00 PM HST - Posted by Jason

One More Time Around

Charging my tablet
on solar power was refreshing
all the way to 100%

The morning air smelled like flowers
and it was a beautiful thing
as I flew by in blue

Dunno if I’m a rockstar,
but I just drank one
and I start fasting
tomorrow...

Always grabbing the old
and interpreting it n the new
so much to see n focus on daily

Thinking of something sweet
to take away the sour
and it does...

But the rain has stayed away
and the weather is nice
best in the country
probably...

Where do you go
when a small island town
feels way too big?

August 23, 2019 7:20 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Time and Again

Fridays are unique
in a Maui beach town
they fly here and come
out of the woodwork
driving to and fro
like they have
somewhere
important
to go

Do I restate the obvious
as I seek something new?

Even with all the time in the world,
time runs out...

August 25, 2019 12:20 AM HST - Posted by Jason

The End and the Beginning

Eating on the last day
before starting my fast
was filled with my favorites
like apples, dill chips, noodles,
raisins, pears, coffee and almonds,
tea and pumpkin and sunflower seeds

Not eating felt great today
giving my organs a rest
that normally digest
the food that I eat

My body is slowly shrinking,
thinking maybe when I’m done fasting
my body may be 5% leaner than it is right now

Halfway finished writing my last book in a series,
thinking about the stories I have to write,
seeing the ending as it could be,
all unique feelings for me

The main character takes a journey
in reality and in his mind...

Writing 448 short stories took 7 years,
now it’s time to work on the last 10%,
without eating I have more time,
so I alternate between stories,
social media and a rhyme

Quotes I write each day
could become a book one day...

With about 50 stories to go,
I think about the ways some could happen,
I can see them unfolding and how I may reveal them,
writing an outline of each story in my head helps me write them

Sometimes
I toss around a story idea
inside my head for a few days to see
exactly how I should write it next in the series

Clarity comes
when I fast and I focus better
even though my focus is always pretty good,
not having to think about buying, preparing or even going
where they sell food is a nice change of pace and it feels relaxing

August 28, 2019 7:57 AM HST - Posted by Jason

I Won't Stop Now

I feel the sugar rush
and it joins my full stomach
of pea chips and sunflower seeds

My green tea is cooling
and I will drink it soon,
then I’ll drink coffee
before I roll again

Fun plans are on the horizon,
in the short term and in the long run

Meanwhile,
I am intermittently fasting
which is new venture for me,
but I am eating every other day

I’ll skip 5-6 days of eating
if I keep fasting this way
until I shop on the 3rd,
it’s not very hard....

I have more time
on the days that I skip food
and it’s refreshing to avoid it altogether

My new, blue bike
rides smoother than my old bike
and I’ll ride it to my next destination soon

August 28, 2019 8:13 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Greta OG

She is only 16 years old
and she shouldn’t have to do it,
but she sailed across the Atlantic Ocean
to visit New York without polluting the planet

Do old people feel ashamed (should they?)
for accepting low standards of living for so long
or for obviously, continuously trusting the wrong people
the ones that like to tickle their ears that don’t ever diversify?

After she docked in the good ole U.S.A.,
people were lucky she didn’t lower the boom
because I would’ve asked them how they got there
and how much coal they burn during sleep every night,
then I would’ve said leave me the hell alone til it changes

Greta was humble though,
she held her climate strike sign
for students around the world to see
cuz it’s their future they’re screwing slowly

I would’ve been dancing and giving everybody
the double bird while telling them about dees nuts,
but Greta showed polluters grace they didn’t deserve

Should we have to choose between
sailing the open sea in two weeks
or polluting it with fossil fuels?

Shouldn’t there be other options
like something in between
because there aren’t
and there haven’t
been many...

Competition
is not like it used to be,
it went south, stinky, cheap n lazy

Now a generation’s becoming increasingly worried
that their life will likely be drastically different
if nothing’s done about pollution right now
and it is hard to fault them because
the people in power do not care,
so youngins may be powerless
to do anything til it’s too late...

I salute Greta and her father
for making such an amazing trip across the sea
and I hope that one day everybody can do it quickly and cleanly

August 30, 2019 6:45 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Keep Dancing

In America they can’t silence anyone
unless they throw them in jail,
but they can strip away
distribution rights
if companies
ban you

In that case they still can’t silence a user
that they don’t want to use their business’ services,
but not using them makes it harder to reach that audience

An artist just needs to create,
so not having access to a big chunk
of popular American celebrities on a platform
shouldn’t affect anything that I know of anyway

There’s no point in looking back for too long,
there will be more opportunities and
other ways to connect...

August 30, 2019 6:45 PM HST - Posted by Jason

A Simulation Like a Dream

What if you were told that
you were part of an experiment
and what you thought you were doing
was happening in your mind not in reality!?

How would you react?

What if this is just one big, cosmic game?

What if God used to trick people,
but people got smarter!?

August 30, 2019 6:45 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Gotta Keep Going

Cigarette butts were strewn before me,
yet I locked my bike to a pole
in front of the restaurant
and I use that word
loosely

People were eating weird stuff
and sitting in broken chairs
at odd-sized tables
by themselves

Caffeine and solitaire
in the liftoff phase
getting ready
to fly high
I am

Just like most days,
but I gave a homeless man
some organic sunflower seeds
with pink Himalayan salt of course

Chugging Mexican organic coffee,
wondering which story
will come to me
next...

Cracking my back and listening to music,
looking outside, wondering if my gift
improved my bike’s safety...

August 31, 2019 11:48 AM HST - Posted by Jason

The Wow Factor

I think there may be
a maximum number of hot ladies
running around beaches in skimpy bikinis
that one man is fit and able to see in one lifetime

“The more, the merrier”
is a good adage and usually true,
but you become immune to it after a while

Living at the beach changes a person
because you realize what we do
affects the sea negatively,
but the ocean’s beauty
can’t be easily
duplicated
inside

Salty, crisp ocean air
is more noticeable in a desert climate,
but cool ocean breezes in a tropical, Pacific island
are like nothing in the mainland U.S. except for maybe Miami

A strong wind blows,
but nothing stops the sun
from filling us with tanning rays
that burn if we are not very careful
Wearing almost no clothing
makes sense if you want a complete tan,
so I think you should do it if it makes you happy
I will try to avoid staring if your body is noteworthy

September 2, 2019 5:15 PM HST - Posted by Jason

The Great Deception

What can I do or say
to make the world change?
How can people that I respected
be disrespectful toward everything?

I have extraordinary discipline,
but if nobody else has any
we’re still going to die...

I avoid burning gasoline and coal,
eschew synthetic chemicals
and eat only organic food,
but if I am the only one
where does it get us?

I am forever unrelenting
and I don’t care if they follow me
because it will never change my path,
but I’m increasingly astonished by the way
people that think they’re good are actually evil

I lost all respect
for people that others respect
and I judge them in a different way,
so I doubt I’ll respect them another day

Some people judge with nonsense,
but I want nothing from others,
so I can judge them honestly
despite the consequence

I hate to see the world this way
and I hate America leading others astray,
but what else can I do and what else can I say?

We are being led by liars
and everybody has been deceived...

September 3, 2019 8:55 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Times Like These

Hey gorgeous girl,
I can treat you alright
and play the game for you

You are cute and intriguing
and I like lots of things
about you...

Beauty’s in the beholder’s eye
and you’re very sexy,
my oh my

I can’t believe
that I’ve seen you
at two restaurants in town,
if I was paranoid I would think
that you are following me around,
but I know that you’re not stalking me

Your plain style is simply cute
and your legs go on for days
Do you have to beat off
the boys with a stick?

I bet you do!

You’ve heard me singing
and furiously typing
in your restaurant
and I don’t know
if that’s a bad
or good thing,
but either way
you have pretty hair
and we could get along
and have a whole lot of fun,
so let me see what we can do
to put me a little bit closer to you

September 3, 2019 8:58 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Something

I feel bound
like I can’t quit,
but must keep writing
like my life depends on it
and like I cannot turn the page
unless I finish writing my Decalogue

Sometimes
I am stressed
because of the burden
of writing dozens of stories

Sometimes
I am depressed
because they reflect deception
that everybody must face every single day

I never wanted to do this,
I didn’t plan on being this way,
it’s not easy to avoid what they say,
the things they do and games they play

I was going to write kids books,
homeschool my beautiful daughter
and enjoy the medicated beach culture,
but my life took a turn and I had to articulate
every immoral act and how liars and fools live...

Being tossed on the street
like last night’s garbage
showed me the light
and made life real

It’s electric and brand new,
dynamic, explosive,
forever anew!

I’ve been called out
and it’s me versus me,
but it’s also me versus you,
them and everybody because
people don’t care about anybody

I’m ready to do this forever,
inheritance or no inheritance,
I’ll never take back a single word,
I’m proud of every righteous judgment
and making them like I’ve done makes me
avoid wondering if I should make them
because people are creatures of habit
repeating their wretched behavior
making me feel forever proud
that I honestly n accurately
described the depths
of their disgusting,
very deplorable
depravity

September 4, 2019 6:00 PM HST - Posted by Jason

A Jagged Little Pill

Another day’s done
without a revolution,
homeless people cry out,
wealthy tourists prance about
and the locals act like zombies....

Nothing changes
because everyone thinks they’re perfect,
but everything’s failing because nobody actually cares

The world’s dark
even before nightfall,
blind people lead the blind,
a precious few are waking up now
and realizing they have no conscience

Religious people
double down on their nonsense
and protect their beliefs that keep them fat

The government pacifies the strong
and sedates them with lies n ties

The media
shifts the focus
to guns, immigration
and other pet partisan issues

Everybody is preoccupied
and buying into the bullshit system
that produces idiots that destroy everything
including themselves, their family and their friends

A toxic combo
of truth and many lies
keeps people hypnotized,
going through the motions
like they’re doing what’s best,
but they just do whatever they want

The rich want more riches,
bad celebs pretend they’re not bitches
and the weak want too much stuff to be honest

Nobody is righteous
just like the good book said,
only one person is worthy of praise,
but he’s not who you think he is anymore

Smug people justify themselves,
but they are sadists like the others
without a moral compass or direction,
sans redeeming value, rejecting correction

When the best people
are actually the worst people
all hope is lost for the minorities...

September 5, 2019 9:05 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Getting in Line

Looking on the bright side
it’s time to consider
the commonly
unseen,
so I’m
trying to
articulate
that dying

I don’t like
what my body
is doing to me,
as if everything
must flow perfectly
to function adequately

Why did
this poem
take a turn
for the worse?

Who knows
which handicap
will cause the most changes,
but maybe I can see past it before I go...

September 5, 2019 9:05 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Off the Cuff

Can expectations change results?

Does a slice of society
Live in an alternate reality
Where they make it up as they go along?
It sure feels that way

Nothing better
Than listening to screaming guitars
And soulful vocals
Right now

Other music plays above,
But I already programmed songs
To play in Spotify

A different voice,
Changing affections,
Letting it be
Occasionally
Different
May be
Better

September 5, 2019 9:05 PM HST - Posted by Jason

HI Nostalgia

A small tourist family
was eating at a table near me,
so I imagined how we were back then

When I was about 12 years old,
we started going to Hawaii
every summer vacation
and it was epic...

I always brought one of my friends,
Charlie and eventually Pat came with me

We would snorkel,
eat at fancy restaurants,
hang out with my parents
catch waves at Makapu’u
and toss back beers at night
in some hotel’s amazing jacuzzi

The ABC Store always sold beer to me
because I had a laminated, cheesy, flimsy fake ID,
so I figured they saw random IDs from many countries

We would go to the touristy spots
in Oahu and Maui usually,
but Lanai and Kauai too,
I have many memories
from all the rad trips...

Such trepidation and excitement,
coming from California waves,
women and weather
seemed even nicer
in Hawaii!

I came at 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 years old
and after I graduated from college at 22 years old
and with my former wife when I was 30-32 years old...

I suppose that was 8 exciting visits
before I eventually moved here,
I’ve lived here for 4-5 years,
but it feels like longer...

September 6, 2019 4:28 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Waiting For the Night to Fall

Listening to new music by an old favorite band
and sucking down some kind bud in glass
has thrown me in the right direction
and it’s a beautiful day
in a narrow way

A hot hand,
creative content,
the proof’s in the pudding
and it’s all for one and one for all

Funny how society slowly meanders
down a very strange path
and it always feels like
we can control
very little of it
as we note
every sick
turn...

Advertisements for food n gadgets
are so enticing people cannot stop consuming
no matter how destructive or distracting they become...

September 6, 2019 4:30 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Guns

I hope they get along
because I hate to see them
acting so weird to each other...

The library isn’t big enough for tension,
but it would be funny to see them topless
because one is about 4’ 8” and the other 6’
not to mention the little one wears an A cup
and the big one is probably like a 44 FF

Both gorgeous and unique
in their own way...

Sure I could squeeze my dick
in between the big one’s boobs and
titty fuck her until I spooge all over them

Sure the little one
could ride me for hours
like a cowgirl on crystal meth

but the imagination
is usually better than the real thing...

September 11, 2019 12:40 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Up

It’s another beautiful day in paradise
and nothing can discourage me...

September 11, 2019 12:50 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Joywave

I can still hear
waves crashing
in my headphones

Floral scents
on a starry night,
ideas and fleeting smiles
fly by at 100 miles per hour

Nursing my wounds
seems easier in Paradise

I could do this forever........

September 12, 2019 12:20 AM HST - Posted by Jason

At 17

Don’t listen
to Winger or McCartney
because they are clever fools......

You don’t need to get
crisscrossed or
applesauced
yet

Have fun, good luck
and HBD though!

Next September
we won’t count the days
until it’s over because we’ll be
having a lot of fun together again...

September 14, 2019 3:06 AM HST - Posted by Jason

Go Again

I’ve suffered through
every lame, passive aggressive attack
and every selfish act and I have come out on top

I’ve heard
how liars win
and I’ve exposed
all their deadly sins

I can do this forever,
will you need to see my plan b?

Winners are losers
and losers are as they say,
but not me because I have clearly
and emphatically found a much better way

Torture me all you want,
but I don’t worship your gods,
so I will never get your diseases
and I know I’ll win against all odds

September 14, 2019 3:12 AM HST - Posted by Jason

Dinosaur

Erratic, angry
and unpredictable
just like the OT God

Disrespectful, condescending,
crazy, weird, vices and all,
prideful and foolish,
sad and small

When
is this shit
going to end?

September 17, 2019 9:29 AM HST - Posted by Jason

Old and Ugly

Holy shit!
You’re old and ugly!
Did you lose a fucking bet!?

God damn!
Ever eat a salad
or skip a meal or two?

You’re disgusting!

Which rock did you
and your gross spouse
crawl out from under today?

Pathetic, lame,
gross and stupid...

My inspiration
won’t come from you,
but my depression might

September 17, 2019 9:38 AM HST - Posted by Jason

Man Up

The ocean breeze makes me forget
about bullshit as the powerful sun warms me

What a beautiful sight to see,
the big blue sea and some islands before me,
nobody even close to worthy of soaking in their beauty

September 18, 2019 10:47 AM HST - Posted by Jason

Between the Purple Flowers

Anoles play
and jump around
in the morning sun

They look for bugs
and do their mating dance,
flaring their watermelon colored neck fan,
wiggling their skinny tail and sunbathing on the rocks

As they stand on twigs,
they breathe the sea breeze
and fertilize the soil below them

They live simply and multiply without predators
while waves gently lap the shore......

September 19, 2019 2:11 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Bye Felicia

Oh no,
holy shit,
do you have to
sit across from me
and face me like a psycho?

God damn,
do you have to
point your fucking
cell phone camera at me?

I didn’t care
that you were ugly
until you started bugging me!

Please fuck off,
I didn’t invade your privacy
and I am not disrespecting you...

Just leave me alone
because you fucking blew it
and I don’t know what your deal is,
but now I don’t care what it is either......

September 21, 2019 11:53 AM HST - Posted by Jason

Looking at the Target

It’s like
they’re under
a different covenant
because their ways and
their accolades are different

My generation
values and works hard
for x, y and z like they mean it,
but olders and youngers see things
a little differently from beginning to end

How can I judge
somebody that has used
a totally different scale to weigh?

Elderly people
in their twilight years
are set in their ways and
nearing their last days on Earth,
so how can I realistically expect them
to be revolutionary like the way that I am?

September 22, 2019 5:15 PM HST - Posted by Jason

The Deliverer

He shows up late just like God,
but you’re always stoked when he comes
because he brings a sweet smelling sacrifice!

September 22, 2019 5:20 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Love

Following her lead
because she's right
the lead of love

September 23, 2019 8:27 AM HST - Posted by Jason

Fundy

The fundamentalist voice
always sounds different......

It speaks with authority,
casually references revolution
and explosive, powerful growth!

The personal relationship with God
and finding themselves in his good graces
is a powerful aphrodisiac, placebo and remedy

Knowing that one day
you’ll be reunited with loved ones
is a draw even if you must sit in hard pews

If it’s all you have ever known,
then it may be the only voice you have,
but if you’ve been outside the fundamentalist fog
you know how to speak like the rest of the culture too

Speaking in the fundamentalist voice
is a good way to get you to do what you need to do,
it could be the perfect power that you can harness and explore,
but it doesn’t have to come with all sorts of weird strings attached......

You can usually tell something about the people
somebody hangs around with by the way that they speak
and fundamentalists that avoid others can sound otherworldly...

Holding dearly to a set of ideals,
feels good when they line up with all of yours,
but the team doesn’t always win and it’s wrong a whole lot,
realizing it way too late because they were fighting too hard to stop n see...

September 23, 2019 6:26 PM HST - Posted by Jason

90

90 days
isn’t that long
or is it?

Three months
can fly by quickly
or it can drag ass too

Maybe
I should avoid food
for about half that time
and see what happens to my body

Maui is awesome,
just like the rest of Hawaii,
but there is no place like Kauai...

September 23, 2019 6:28 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Fragile

Standing tall
against the crowd
for dog and human alike
nobody knows what it’s like...

Private’s always public
and the public looks like a facade

A private Idaho
never felt so good,
a slice of American pie,
getting in n out of the way,
seeing it go downhill each day

Do you ever see over it?
Is the only way out through it?
One day will another way undo it?

Free,
be free,
feel free,
but let it be
just isn’t me...

September 24, 2019 11:55 AM HST - Posted by Jason

Whoville

I usually say
nobody understands
what I am upset at by looking at me,
but Greta Thunberg might be the one exception

Seeing plainly
how the world is burning
and getting filthier by the minute
has been difficult lo these many years

It’s easier to lock myself away
and not see or smell it each day
at least not like this or in this way

We can pretend
like our actions have no consequences,
but it is increasingly appearing that the opposite is true......

A peaceful revolution
starts in the mind and the soul
as you go down the path that few tread

You don’t need to figure it all out now,
but don’t stop trying to figure it out
because in time you will see,
you will see who you are,
what you want and
who you can be

September 24, 2019 8:00 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Here's to Found Love

Here’s to the happy couples,
the people that enjoy being with each other,
I like seeing happy people even when I’m unhappy......

Relationships take work,
it can be hard to turn that key
and see things a little differently
while things slowly change over time

“Taking the plunge”
sounds suitable to me,
although two crazy people
always seem to find each other

If you can’t be happy with somebody,
then you may be better off without them
because arguing all of the time is unhealthy

September 24, 2019 8:58 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Patriots

Plugging through it,
I like hyperbole,
who wants to hear
a boring story or
a mundane truth?

Why not be emphatic?

Have we underestimated
the value of a good belly laugh?

I suppose I am pretty reactionary,
I never go out of my way looking for a fight

Sometimes it just feels like
I would be a complete moron if I didn’t
hate the way people are affecting everything

Every homeless person
that has been driven to insanity
probably has a pretty good reason
because they must see it slipping away
right in front of their nose every single day

America is still the greatest country in the world...

September 25, 2019 7:53 PM HST - Posted by Jason

hi ball

Average
feels like a bad place to be,
if you are average you might as well be great,
there are so many things to do before it’s too late......

Mastering
a skill can take time,
but if it is entertaining or useful
and doesn’t hurt anybody, then why not?

It’s funny
how music can guide
and lead the way to so many people
from coast to coast, every day in the U.S.A.

Spotify shuffle
cracks me up sometimes
because who is actually behind it!?
Sometimes they nail it and it’s perfect for the moment,
but sometimes they are way, way off and I have to change it...

Random
could describe everything
if you think about it long enough......

September 26, 2019 6:57 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Great Compounds

I exhaled
more smoke
than somebody
with a vaporizer...

Again,
weed smokers
have no bedfellows,
so sorry cigarette smokers
and whatever in the hell else...

Just a good ole, glass bubbler,
cold water or green tea cools the hit,
but the chamber and hose relay plenty of it,
potent chronic, green, organic, homegrown shit

Wrapped in double plastic
like I should probably wrap my dong
is my sticky icky homegrown marahoochie,
a beautiful sight to see even in the bubble wrap

Today
is not the day
I want to write about the way
the MCCC looks from the inside,
so let’s enjoy it or muerte te bendiga

Relief,
healing and revival
is worth the risk because it works,
in a world of placebos and nonsense,
it is good to know a few things that work
from personal experience world be damned

September 27, 2019 7:11 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Just Dance

When you get a chance,
take your best shot because
you might not get another one!

Everybody starts
in a different place
beyond their control,
but it’s up to them
to make it in life,
that’s different

You can inherit the whole world,
but if you haven’t reached your potential
you could be missing lots of personal success

Maybe love’s different,
but nothing’s perfect,
it could be worse!

Just hit the ground running,
show people what you’re made of,
try doing it like you’ve done it before
because it may be your only big chance

Bragging rights for sure,
but entertaining the world
is so much more than that...

September 29, 2019 7:47 AM HST - Posted by Jason

A Different Shade of Sole

You fooled us for a minute,
but we know you’re homeless
because your feet are filthy dirty

Are you ok?
Are you pretending today?
You can use our bathroom and drink our water!

Don’t smoke
in front of the place
because it disgusts people
and it kills you and everything too

I have
some organic food
like cereal and sunflower seeds
and if you want them you can have them...

What a beautiful day
to be anywhere especially outside
under the warm sun feeling the cleansing wind

Nobody starves in the U.S. because we’re above it,
the government feeds us and if people are still hungry,
food banks, churches and organizations give more to them

It’s legal to sleep outside,
so if it’s not private or government property,
you can probably sleep there unless it’s too dangerous

Look out
for people with needs
because we can’t do it all,
but we can always do something

September 29, 2019 8:08 AM HST - Posted by Jason

On the Horizon

In a concrete jungle
surrounded by real jungle and coastlines
there’s still no lyin’ on the horizon

Wear anything
just wear something
for God’s sake and I don’t care
how much you eyeball me
as you slowly pass by me,
just listen to the call of the wild
and leave this place better
than you found it
and I will too

From sea to shining sea
Maui has nice people
truly like no other

Traveling 200 miles in the mainland U.S.
would be like driving from San Diego
to Los Angeles
which is no big deal,
sometimes I would drive there
and back in the same day,
but when it means by plane
it can feel like everything
is very far away

Each Hawaiian island
has a unique personality
and some similarities,
but they live
independently

I will soak in
my last months
on the valley island,
so lucky to be
heading to the garden island,
in most countries doing this
would be impossible,
but it happens in the U.S.
because all the inhabited islands
get the same benefits regardless of whether
there are 7,000, 450,000 or 30,000 residents there

October 1, 2019 11:01 AM HST - Posted by Jason

The Deal

How many times
have you waited for weed?
How long have you spent
waiting for weed?

Weed smokers in the U.S.
know how crazy it can be
because its “illegal” status
can make it difficult to get

Sometimes
the guy never shows,
the stuff really blows
or he takes you for a ride

Sometimes
you go somewhere
that you have never been
and throw caution to the wind

Once in a while
it works out very well,
better than you thought
and you’re stoked with a bag

Legalize it and it’ll be free,
so we can grow it without worrying

October 1, 2019 11:05 AM HST - Posted by Jason

Afterlife

I miss you mom
and how we spent time together,
driving around town every day,
getting ice cream, going to sports events
the shopping mall and concerts,
watching TV and movies,
church and everything
in between

I miss looking in your blue eyes
and talking to you because
you were always nice
and you listened,
you were fun
too......

You brought a lot of joy
to me, dad and others
and he misses you
just like I do...

If I see you again one day,
I’m sure we will laugh, embrace, talk and play
and I’ll tell you everything you missed in case you missed it

October 2, 2019 8:25 AM HST - Posted by Jason

You Won't Judge Angels

If I am upset
it’s not because of me,
I am not upset at anything
that I’ve ever said or done,
but I’m upset at others
and things they do
every single day
to destroy life
on Earth

If I am upset
it is because of the unevolved,
lowbrow idiots that think they made it,
people with creature comforts and worldly wealth
that was gained while destroying everything alive on Earth

Call it dramatic
find a way to ignore it,
but you can’t deny what you do,
you can excuse it, wave your hands
and say there is nothing to see here,
but you are still being judged
by your carbon footprint,
so just be yourself or
be somebody else,
but you already
condemned
yourself

You may look attractive
to the sinful world,
but you’re ugly
to me......

Win on your own terms,
God knows that I did,
but if your terms
destroy life,
you lost

October 2, 2019 5:51 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Ready to Run

A beautiful transplant
from thousands of miles away
is starting anew in the big city today

Teeming with opportunities,
the city seemingly never sleeps,
offering everything under the sun!

Strong and curious, fresh and fun,
absorbing culture on the run,
the “out of place” one,
but not for long...

With new things to see and feelings to feel,
walking beats being behind the wheel,
hoping to eat a fantastic meal
and create something real,
ready to run and squeal

October 3, 2019 6:48 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Do You See the C?

Learning that one of their parents
took their own life by suicide
must terrify a child...
Not understanding what it means,
but hearing how they’re gone
and won’t be returning...
Some people probably try to comfort you
with robust, religious affirmations
that you rarely care for......

Wondering how they’d be now,
picturing you together,
going everywhere,
doing everything,
life exploding
like fireworks

Thinking about suicide,
remembering promises you made
to stay alive and try to do the right stuff......

A strained relationship,
a lover is spurned,
love may grow cold,
but you’re not too old
to seek it just like yellow gold

October 4, 2019 7:44 PM HST - Posted by Jason

And Justice For All....

It feels like
you’re with me,
but you’re far away

Feeling warm inside,
heart beating like a drum,
lighting up like the 4th of July

Green,
perfectly insolent,
anything but innocent......

Independent
like an only child
it’s easy to detach

Can’t put off
preparing for life
or life is going to end

October 5, 2019 10:52 PM HST - Posted by Jason

The Plight

Seemingly
without a bad picture,
as cool as the other side of the pillow,
raised with and by big rock stars of every stripe

Flying
in a different universe
feels all too familiar right now
even though nobody else understands

An emotional wasteland,
not being taken very seriously
again and again and it all gets old

Fuck coattails,
but the list of missed opportunities
can’t be longer than the list of accomplishments

Products, brands,
tiramisu and wild fans,
life’s like a minefield and
it is always the 4th of July

October 5, 2019 6:58 PM HST - Posted by Jason

SalenaStorm

Her beautiful smile
always lights up the room
and she can turn it on and off
like somebody flips a light switch

People around the world
pay when she moves her hot hips
because they desperately want her to
take off her clothes and dance in her room

Clearly a tanned American
with precious features,
healthy long hair
and an ass that
won’t quit,
she entertains
hundreds of people
any day she feels like it......

A beautiful conversationalist,
petite in earth tones,
she passionately
bears her soul
about her sister
and her mother
and other stuff

Hundreds of people are sitting
on the edge of their seat
knowing she could
take her top off
any second

She’s always playful and brave,
kind, reflecting and engaging,
discovering her passions
and moving like crazy
or showing her feet,
laying on her back,
laughing at the
drop of a hat
like you wish
more people
would do

She waits
for big tippers
and aims to please,
laying in bed in anticipation
and in communication with you

October 6, 2019 6:04 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Doin' the Things I Do

Aren’t we taught
to be dependent on
lots of folks each day?

It’s funny when
the government
suddenly decides
to stop dealing with
another country (or race?)
and wants citizens to
change their behavior
because the government
has a dispute like a 4-year old
and refuses to amicably work it out

If we have to depend on
lots of countries and companies,
then maybe we should be on good terms
and we should stop acting like we don’t need them
or make everything ourselves and stop buying it from them

October 8, 2019 11:03 AM HST - Posted by Jason

Robin Hoods

It’s funny
how people
try to be different,
but do the same things

There are lots
of inconsistencies
in societies like ours...

It seems like
a new fad is to
steal what we can
from filthy rich people
because they have a lot
and should have known
to play the game differently
and not trust the government

October 9, 2019 9:48 AM HST - Posted by Jason

My Reflection

I like changing my mind
because things change
sometimes

Planning something
and doing something else
feels like a pro football team
executing a misdirection play...

They say,
“Variety is the spice of life”
and keeping your options open
is wise

Sometimes
one way seems best,
so I’ll plan on it,
but when something
suddenly changes that plan,
I like to hit the ground running
in a different direction

I’ll learn it,
I’ll figure it out,
I’ll pick it up on the way,
let’s go though,
there’s no time to delay

October 9, 2019 9:48 AM HST - Posted by Jason

Meta Metamorphosis

My body is changing again,
this time fat is slowly falling off

One day I stay the same
or even pack on a few hundred calories
and the next day I eat nothing and my body shrinks

So,
I’m not
continually
fading away
and shrinking,
but I am shrinking
and staying the same
over and over again........

October 9, 2019 9:48 AM HST - Posted by Jason

Never Fading

My white Key West t-shirt may fade,
but my memories aren’t fading

Riding a Greyhound bus from Miami
took almost four hours and
after a short taxi ride
I was at the wharf

There were different kinds
of colorful flowers and
a couple of cafes
had what I like

I was only there for a few days,
but I walked around the whole island

One part smelled like sewage and
water was overflowing into the street,
but people ran around and took pictures,
admiring the sea and the beautiful weather

At night Duval St. lit up
with boisterous transvestites,
I used the nearby Denny’s’ WiFi

The big Starbucks was old timey
and it featured a beautiful, smiley, skinny,
French girl that walked by and checked me out
until I saw us together and wrote a poem about her

Touristy shops were nice,
they sold lots of goofy t-shirts
by Hard Rock Cafe and other stores

Everyone sympathized with the locals
for the large number of tourists
continually trampling
the small island

October 9, 2019 9:48 AM HST - Posted by Jason

Maui Morning

I am
off n runnin’ with the sun
after barely sleeping enough

Pastels fill the sky,
with puffy white clouds,
Haleakala towers high above me,
crisp, cool air refreshes and invigorates

Stray cats are everywhere and
noseys dopes feed them,
but I gotta ride...

October 9, 2019 9:48 AM HST - Posted by Jason

In the End

Pressure doesn’t make life easier,
but it can make it harder

We feel expectations from society,
the parental unit and everybody in between

Looking at where we were,
wondering where we could be
and where we will be in 2020......

Love can change
and it evolves all the time
with or without a brand new rhyme

October 11, 2019 6:31 PM HST - Posted by Jason

My Hit and Run

On a wing and a prayer,
$200 to my name,
always walking
the thin line
for you

Some things that
I’ve learned to balance
cannot easily be balanced

Still,
I press on,
ever-alternating
my usual schedule
slightly from day to day,
so it doesn’t drive me crazy

With 35 short stories to go,
poems are ever-flowing,
fasting every other day
makes life
more electric and
more eclectic than usual

Plenty of party favors,
not to mention time and desire
on this remote island that we took
from peaceful people 120 years ago

I am going to an island kingdom
hundreds of miles away,
but still on the chain,
the rainy season approaches,
but nobody knows what’ll come

Well,
thriving here,
just like I should be,
I’d hate to limp out of here,
in a bad place mentally or physically

October 12, 2019 5:24 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Bar None

Being self-employed
is a mixed bag

Setting your own hours is always nice
especially when your process
is irregular

It can be hard
to know when work ends
and when playtime begins though

Sometimes,
directly or indirectly,
time is the same as money
and since I have felt that way
richer people probably have too

I wouldn’t trade self-employment
for the comfort and security
of a regular paycheck
unless it was a perfect job for me

Not being subject
to any boss or a clock
makes life feel liberating
because I make decisions
for myself each day bar none

October 12, 2019 5:26 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Whittle Another One

Sometimes
you have to think and
read in between the lines......

Stories
people read the most
are pleasantly ambiguous and
mean something different to each person

Using
metaphors, hyperbole and
an utter loss of sympathy for the devil......

Single people
can be strong on their own and
don’t need all sorts of ties to bind them......

Wanting
the best of everything
is not too much to ask for
when it’s all you’ve ever had

Kings and queens,
if not in reality, comparatively,
in our own minds with each other......

October 13, 2019 8:28 AM HST - Posted by Jason

The Houseplant Effect

Before I married a woman,
I dated all sorts of interesting girls

Cute high school girls
were funny in my first car
even though it was a Camry,
we went to parties, movies and
many beaches and make-out spots

In San Diego State University’s co-ed dormitory,
I met a beautiful, amazing girl named Jenny Shepherd,
exclusively dated her and we did everything together for years
until I turned into a religious fanatic and she eventually moved home

I also dated several other school and church girls
during my dynamic, 5-year college experience,
including a Greek poet with one leg and
stereotypically straight church girls
that liked to push it though

After my mid-college DUI and religious awakening,
I did not date very much and I did not date anybody at
Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, Virginia

I was engaged to a Southern Belle named Rexella
after meeting her on an Israel tour,
but it didn’t work out and
felt tumultuous
in the end
(her dad pointing a gun at me and all)

I hooked up with a busty Mormon brunette
I met online that lived in Memphis,
but I didn’t date very much
when I met my wife
because
I was hanging with
churchy friends and
attending Bible studies and
I eventually took an oath of celibacy
to avoid sexual intercourse until marriage
(and I kept it)

I met Sarine at a music festival and
9 months later I was married for a decade,
but I actually knew her for about a dozen years

Since it ended I haven’t dated anybody except
for a friend date or two with girls that I met places,
but that happened many years ago back in San Diego

Being content
is a great and underrated feeling
because it doesn’t want or need anything

Sometimes I say,
“I create my own needs”
cuz that’s what it comes down to

It’s like being in a pet store, wild animal park or zoo......

Do you want to observe or do you want to take it and keep it with you?

What’ll happen if you get your way?

October 13, 2019 3:16 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Stronger For Now

Most people
gain weight as they age
because their metabolism slows,
but isn’t always that way for everybody

If you adjust
and eat fewer calories
you could stay the same or get leaner
because it is a numbers game and not much else

Whichever weight you wanna be
I hope you can be it and
I hope it’s healthy,
being unhealthy
feels awful

The body
slowly breaks down and
it is hard to know what that means
until it begins to happen and you fight for balance

If only the body could always be
on an upward trajectory
and getting stronger
instead of weaker
every day

October 14, 2019 8:00 AM HST - Posted by Jason

Butterfly

I am probably
the most colorful thing
that anybody sees around here
I spread my wings and fly high too!

Maybe I’ll land
on a blade of grass
or on a high tree branch,
I’m dancing to my own melody

As I descend I flutter my wings and
gently zig-zag as I go

Things whiz by,
I nearly fly into them,
somehow narrowly missing
cars, trucks, strollers, kids and bikes
not to mention contending with the wind......

They say,
“as free as a bird”,
but those birds aren’t free,
they never stop looking for food
not to mention worrying about predators

October 14, 2019 11:31 AM HST - Posted by Jason

Down In It

It’s funny how
people in regular society
don’t generally see themselves
as being enslaved to a giant machine
(but they are)

They do what they have to do
without considering everything’s impact......

Jumping off
the merry-go-round
can be quite a hurdle
because we’re all attached
for many reasons in many ways

When you live
unlike everyone around you
you eventually wonder why
you are around them
and where else
you could be

Life is very different
when you’re not
in a hurry...

Island time,
musician time
or whichever time
that you may be on...

Life changes when you leave
the rat race and go off-grid

Evolution
of awareness
while being stirred
in the proverbial boiling pot
as a helpless, trusting, curious frog

October 15, 2019 11:40 AM HST - Posted by Jason

The DJ

I miss a lot of potential conversations
because I always wear my headphones

Whenever I am in public,
I am listening to Spotify songs
because I get bored and music’s great,
but the downside is I talk to fewer people

Just because I have headphones in my ears,
it doesn’t mean I don’t want to talk
or that I can’t hear you
I still might

It usually isn’t that loud,
so I can hear what you say
or at least if you say something

Part of me
wants to apologize,
but it is just a preference
like being absorbed in a cell phone
which is something that I never do now

Even when I spent time with family,
I’d frequently listen to music in one ear,
but go anywhere and what do you hear?
Music is playing and I like being my own DJ

October 15, 2019 11:42 AM HST - Posted by Jason

New Way to Be Human

It’s warm and the acoustics are good
inside my tiny house

The sun provides heat for cooking,
the air conditioner, the heater,
showering and even the car

It feels liberating to be energy independent
and to avoid the power grid and every gas station
not to mention paying zero while keeping Earth clean

No better way
as far as I can tell,
so today I’m jamming
and teaching a pupil too

It’s funny how some people complicate life........