So Long Ago

Everyday runniní through the pain
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale reminds me of my dad
so long ago
gone forever
I remember Maui and the island breezes
grass skirts and luaus steak and lobster
Cheeseburger In Paradise
You can leave it all behind and sail to Lahaina
The Eagles
so long ago
gone forever
Half a century now bored outta my gourd
Buddha plodding missing my best friends
The Kahlifornios the only two Jews I just canít refuse
Making music with them has always been just outta reach
Grateful Dead
so long ago
gone forever
Where to now?
Without love
a lonely desert
a fly on the wall
a ripple in a pond
a poem without a rhyme
a kite without the wind
a soul without a purpose
the winter of my discontent
but the Lord is good
thatís what they say
thatís what Iíve been told
the ice cube of dreams melting in to oblivion
oh yes, dreams?
so long ago
gone forever...

2.27.07