Friday, July 31, 2015

Calling it a day?

Relax after years of constant
Employment and
Try your hand
In playful enjoyment.
Restyle your days; it may help you
Ease into this new phase of life as a breeze.

Congratulations, Debee A.!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Old English 'bochord'

Lining the shelves
In ordained Dewey order, the
Beautiful, bountiful,
Rich collection for reading
And listening and watching is
Ready for all kinds of folks
Young and old and inbetween.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Too sad for words...

Loved greatly was Cecil
In his home country,
Only to fall prey to
Negligence and effrontery.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The liberty to be lawful?

Legal permission to participate
In various aspects of
Standards for seemingly
Equitable opportunity.

Monday, July 27, 2015

"It smells like school starting!"

Moving pictures in the
Mind are often launched by a clear
Recollection from bygone

Sunday, July 26, 2015


Balloons, festoons,
Ice-cream, and cake—
Runs wild
The child and her
Happy mates, for on this
Day we celebrate
Year for a dear one’s sake.

Happy Birthday, Rose A.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Light-hearted exchange

Deft and witty
Offers the clouded mind
Little patches of

Inspired by Laura Grace Weldon. Thank you.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Flippin' funny

Stick out your tongue,
Please, says the British MD, but in
America this
Tool flips burgers and pancakes,
Unless it’s the kind that kids
Like to lick after scraping
A bowl of its batter.

Thank you, Emma and Bryan Gregston, for the inspiration!

Thursday, July 23, 2015


Malformed creature
Of ominous birth, your
Strikes fear in
Reptilian mind; your
Proportions feel
Out of control as you
Over all,
Unpredictable and growing,
Swallowing man’s soul.

Inspired by Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


What if the earth
In some wild, rogue moment
Decided to twirl in a
Different direction? Would
Everything on it suddenly go in
Reverse? Would the
Sun sadly wonder, “Could I
Have foreseen this happening
In my universe? I hope
No other planet tries rebelliously to
Spin counterclockwise.”

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Thank you, Mesoamerica!

Cacao pods, an
Honored, cherished gift
Of the gods,
Created quite a stir; the
Olmec, and
Later the Maya swirled
A paste of toasted seeds with water, a
Taste of chiles and cornmeal, for an
Effervescent quaff.

Monday, July 20, 2015


Whether looking
In or out this eye—in Old
Norse times for good airflow—
Days and nights 
Of life carry on as the world
Whirls through space.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

A 2015 definition

Cooperatively working
On a project with
Like-intentioned folks
All involved
Be an integral part
Of a greater whole;
Regardless of gender,
Age, race, or creed,
The successful effort is

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Frozen moment

Feverishly thrilled, they
Raised their arms
In unison as the coaster car
Sped forward and
Suddenly plunged downhill
On that hot summer day
Near the lake.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Old mindset: “Just where do they think they’re going?”

Zooming ahead
In a lane that will end,
Past a long line of cars, is
Each one takes a turn; this
Reduces the queue,
Maybe giving a clue to
Especially those who have
Road rage that if they play nice,
Given this advice,
Everyone can get there safely.

Thanks to the Minnesota DVS Driver’s Manual for this tidbit. Happy and safe trails, everyone!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

"These boots are made for workin' and that's..."

Be they made
Of rubber 
Or leather,
They keep feet dry in
Soggy weather.

Thank you, Red Wing, MN for the inspiration.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

An example?

Ardent in their
Religious beliefs
Are pretty
Perspicacious, for they
Receive grace from an
Source, and so
Do unto
Others in
Keeping with their
Authority to
Nullify humanism.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Breaking the code

In established formations
Early decipherers on a wild
And if they hang on tightly, they
Can realize the
YES! of self-empowered affirmation.

Monday, July 13, 2015 ass of u and me

A sure way to
Summon emotional
Suffering is to
Undertake that dangerous
Practice of
Telling ourselves what’s
In the minds
Of our fellow humans; we
Need to question this
Subliminal desire for control.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Out of the blue

Suddenly an
Unexpected blip
Rips the
Plodding moments of life's
Radar awake;
It’s there and then gone, and
Sometimes is so strong its
Energy overtakes us. 

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Sparkling times

Splashing and kicking through
Water under a hot, hot sun
My favorite childhood
Memory of great summer fun.
Indeed, I am a Pisces and
Need to feel this bliss; gotta
Go now and get a splishy-splashy kiss.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Sun on earth

Solar waves reach
Under ground,
Nurturing with warmth, pulling
Lanky stalks
Of green;
With rain and
Earth-Mother love, they eventually
Raise happy faces

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Two for the price of one

"Indescribable" for July 8, 2015

Pangs and
Angst gang up
In the mind, preferring
Not to be defined.

Inspired by Eula Biss’s essay “The Pain Scale”

"Summertime" for July 9, 2015

Slipping through the
I sing, back and forth,
Near and far—PLAAAGH! What a lot of
Gnats there are!

I was in Internet purgatory yesterday. Today is another day. Changes…changes…