cigarette smoke and damp air
under the awning.
college kids with their faces half lit up,
huddled and fawning.
i feel twenty again,
floating in darkness;
nursing home parking lot,
waves well over my head.
pray for the ones that i've hurt
and can do nothing for now.
hide me in your cloak of stars.
catch me should i wander far.
don't want to be seen except as you see me.
don't want to be except you be near me.
from 6 Psalms,
released September 6, 2019
hpl - acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, casio mt-40, casio sk-60, noise, vocals.