Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!

People cook this
Ubiquitous fall
Melon, this
Pepo, in pies, or use
Knives to carve faces
In them to light Halloween
Night places.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

An addiction?

Here is
An example of
The evil
Religions claim
Exists; why then
Do they not desist?

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Ocean in a pot

Coastal bivalves
Lie steaming in
A pot while kumara, and
Maybe chicken, get good and hot.
Best with sweet corn on the side
And for dessert, apple pie, this
Kind of annual autumn feast for
Everyone is quite a treat.

Thanks for the inspiration, Annie G.

Friday, October 28, 2016

It also separates items

Clauses cause pauses
Of a syntactic kind; they’re
Meandering thoughts
Marked off by this sign,
A neat little dot with a tail-like line.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Noting the special day when
Invited family and friends to
View true love in an
Exquisite promise to
Remain together for me brings
Sadness. Too short
A time we had; I will
You always.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Honoring Monsieur Henri

Precious furry, marshmallow friend, we
Enjoyed your company until
The end.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016


Sensing visually the
Exact location, they followed the
Envoy without hesitation.

Monday, October 24, 2016

She buzzes

Her warp-speed
Undulating wings
Mesmerize; she
Instant sips of
Nectar in the
Blink of an eye.
Inches in size, her heart
Races at a pace naturally

Sunday, October 23, 2016

A Quechuan perspective

Humans of the earth
Unite! We ALL are
Mud with no name;
Blessed now with life and
Love and light,
Essentially we are the same.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Good memories

Mother when brief
Offers a palindrome; she
Makes a house a warm, loving home. 

Friday, October 21, 2016

Existence is but an illusion?

Where else in this universe
Of stars and spheres
Revel such beings as
Live on earth? We
Dream for all we’re worth.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Wash your mouth out with…

Slippery when wet,
Of different shapes and sizes, the
Aromatic cleansing bar
Profanity bowdlerizes.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Just the facts, please

Fiery rhetoric
Enraptures, enrages,
Regardless how
Vacuous the content may be. Let’s
Open our minds, really think,
Really see.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


Berth, bunk, or hammock or
Earthen plot, any of them bring
Dreams we enjoy – or not.

Monday, October 17, 2016

I bet you’d like one…

Select two slices of bread
Decide on a spread and
What to put
In between – it
Could be anything.
Here’s to that Earl, long since dead!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Yellow Jacket

Silently I cycled, enjoying
The autumn day, when
I rode into an insect
Not meaning to be in my way. Poor little
Guy got trapped in my shirt. Yikes! That
Sure did hurt!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Relevant remnants

Terrible winds
Yowl across the
Pacific and
Heave seas
Onto our shore.
Oh, be safe my friends;
Nature will not be ignored.

Friday, October 14, 2016


Glittering chemical element
Of significant worth, man’s ardent
Love and hunger for you has
Destroyed many on earth.

Thursday, October 13, 2016


Porphyry is likely the
Ur-word of what became a
Royal hue;
Prince, that artist of 
Legend has
Earned his eternal due.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Ever since
Unrobed Archimedes
Rose up from his bath,
Knew he’d found something
At last.

Thanks, S.T., for reading this word out loud and inspiring today’s post.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Lewd dude

Inexcusable is his
Nasty, tawdry speech
Denigrating women!
Even his cohorts
Flee. He
Embraces a
New low that
Sustains an already
Base for society; is

Monday, October 10, 2016


Corrupt morally is
A misogynist man who in his
Empire brags that he can
Seize her wherever he will
And be the leader on the hill – the 
Republic be damned.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Pliable mind

Now our
Encrypted neural scripts
Undergo a
Rewriting process,
One of
Purposeful response to
Life; we
Are sentient beings, we recognize
The key
Compassion for self;
If we can reroute old pathways,
Yesterday’s gone. We think today.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

It won’t cause wrinkles

Inspires a
Then purse your
Lips and tootle
E’er long. 

Once I overheard a man whistling a lovely tune in the grocery store as he considered the apples. I innocently praised him on his ability. His wife stepped up to me in a flash and declared, “Whistling causes wrinkles!” 

Friday, October 7, 2016


Proven in time to be
Overrated, those who
Wield it are initially
Elated, only to be
Robbed of it and hated.

Thursday, October 6, 2016


When soft murmur or
Is heard, someone is
Private words, which then
Evokes investigation, and
Rarely with any hesitation.  

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Very old word

Negate a statement
Or a verb – that’s
The function of this very old word.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016


Multiple, maybe
Ellipses, our days
Reveal constant
A dynamic of
Nuanced moments of

Monday, October 3, 2016


Balancing on two wheels
Is already a
Kind of feat; riding like the wind is
Especially sweet.

Sunday, October 2, 2016


Considering options,
Honoring voices –
Or at least hearing them out –
Is a gift we  
Can choose to use,
Even when in doubt.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

The reed

Accommodating the
Dare of facing change,
Person of
This versatile nature
Attunes to plans
B, C, or D, or
Lets them go altogether – an
Enlightening way to be.