We were shooting hoops
When the shooting occurred
It was a clear day
Then everything was blurred.

Right through his heart
The bullet pierced Jay
He didn’t deserve it
I tell myself every day.

His lifeless body lay
In blackcurrant red blood
The last sound I heard him make
Was his corpse going ‘thud’.



It was someday
Back in the nineties
Playing basketball
With Joe and Mikey.

The sky turned white
The clouds, they parted
I wasn’t winning
But was about to get rewarded.

The ground disappeared
I projected into the sky
No longer could I see
Joe and Mike.

Suddenly I felt free
Weightless, unearthly
Highly important
Beautiful and worthy.

Then I met my maker
My giver of life
Who welcomed me in
With a gleaming smile…

For My Kitty

Hey there, little Ginger
I’ve missed you since you’ve been gone
It’s been just over a year now
I didn’t think it was that long.

I still hear you purr
Or meow in your little voice
And even though you smelled a bit
You were still my number one choice.

I hope you’re having fun
Up there in pet heaven
Looking down upon me
Twenty four hours, times seven.

I knew you were leaving
So I said my goodbyes before vacation
I think we understood each other
Maybe you hinted you wouldn’t make it.

You knew when I was sad
It’s like you could read my mind
You’d always come and sit with me
You really were so kind.

Anyways, little kitty
Someday I’ll see you soon
Come see me in my dreams in the meantime
We’ll meet halfway on the moon.