the tears fall

   like sweat on a sweltering day


i am the tinman

   the man with no heart


but memories

   fade slowly


the tomorrow

  that I dream of

will never be


   love is

a flash flood

   in the desert


love thrives for

   a minute

like flowers that



cacti holding

   their water

protected by spines

   my heart has

turned to stone


haunted by memories

   the road to oz

is filled with giant potholes


the wiz

   couldn’t fix humpty

so how can he help me


   memories fade slowly

the tears fall


fading memories