Green Grass

The sun shines down on the world, on the trees and on the green grass of my home. God is in his heaven and I lie in my grave. Two years ago, I killed a man, I thought for love. I killed him out of fear, out of fear of losing my love. But I […]

A Sleepy Delta Day

It was a sleepy delta day and I was out in the field, picking cotton, down in the lower forty. Momma came to me with the news. My man killed himself. Billy Joe was my life. Billy Joe was my everything. He was a long way from home when he died. He should have been […]


Three men come together in the town of Redemption Colorado. Each for his own purpose. Huck Finn is a famous lawman not afraid to use his gun to protect the weak. He has come to right a terrible wrong. After his wife’s death, Tom Sawyer does not want to live anymore; he has come to […]

Saturday’s Quotes

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, then are dreamt of in your philosophy.” “This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.” “Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; […]

Night Moves

They are always with me. At times, they appear out of the ethereal mist and at other times they speak directly to my mind. I wish they would leave me to myself, but that they will not do. No, first I must do their bidding. They come at night and stay until the black sky […]

Hard Love

(With apologies to Leonard Cohen) As the man said, “I don’t have to be forgiven for loving you so much.” I need forgiveness for “not calling you soft enough.” There ain’t no cure for you babe, there just ain’t no cure. I say our love is soft because we make no demands on one another; […]


Michael was my friend. Michael died saving my life.  Michael row the boat ashore … sister help to trim the sails … the River Jordon is chilly and cold … chills the body but not the soul … the river is deep and the river is wide … milk and honey on the other side […]