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Thursday, December 17, 2009

On Track........

Just when your career seems to be taking off
And as more recognition comes your way
With background talk of promotion and pay raises
You begin to think you're on the right road,
That the path is clear, no obstacles in your way
You're on track, till you realize it's the wrong route,
The train left the station decades ago.
And no one really takes trains anymore, anyway.


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

B 103........

No, it was not bingo and not even close to
a winning number.  It was a destination, or
perhaps just a place to pass by slowly.
All we knew was the distance, the mileage.
We were one hundred and three miles from
Boston, MA. And moving further & further away.


Friday, November 27, 2009


Walking in the woods one day, we came across
your post. We could not understand what you
were trying to say, but we knew it was your post.
You really should follow the instructions for
submitting a post.   We don't want you risking
harm to some innocent woodland creature. 


Thursday, November 19, 2009


Little pale colored round glass beads.
Marbles. Like when you lost yours.
We came across these hiking in the forest.
Maybe they're yours....maybe not.
Either way, they're ours now!!


Friday, October 23, 2009


It takes just one or two yummy
mushrooms and you can turn into
a zombie, exhibiting all those
unmissable zombie characteristics
like being mobile without a heartbeat,
or the discolored, decaying skin & eyes,
and the groaning instead of speaking,
and being clumsy and violent.
They must be zombie shrooms!!


Friday, October 16, 2009

First Impressions

No one ever suspects the short ones.
They can move about nearly unseen.
Not aging, just fermenting. you can kiss her ring.


Monday, September 28, 2009


Her raven red hair blew in the wind.
In her, there was no patience;
hospitals may be full of them,
but not her.
Twas not meant to be.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

End of Summer Sailing.....

The waters go still and dark
The breezes soften....
Peacefully summer comes to it's end
It seems to happen too quickly.....
Oh, come on, don't stop now
don't give in.....
one last time around the lake....again


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Balanced Turtle.....

No stunt here. Just one ambitious turtle
out for a little sun. A short climb up the
rock face, a wind check followed by a gravity
check, a little yin, some yang, and she's there.
Well balanced.


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Thistle Dew.....

There's so little time and
so much to get done
That too often
One just does enough
This'll do. And it actually works.


Monday, June 22, 2009

Dancing in the Street

Talk about jay-walking
Well, they were not really jays
Deer. They were deer.
Just dashing across the street.
Deer-dashing. Almost like dancing


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Lupine Fix

No time for poetic musings now,
The lupine's about, surpirising the hillside
Searching for pink & other shades of blue
Who's in the way???   You are!!!


Monday, June 1, 2009

Going Quixote!!!

Get on Rocinante,
dub yourself a knight,
bring along your Sancho,
And charge these giants,
("whose name I do not want to remember")


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Cats in Space....

The series stared off small, with just a few tabbies
watching the first episode  -- but what an adventure!
Now you cannot pull them away from the screen.
It's not just about nap time anymore


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Almost an Art Exhibit....

Little kids were struck with awe
Other, older people were not sure
It was basic raw color
And her sweet large eyes.
Artistic license in the Gallery......


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Too Thin, No Ice!!!

You've likely often wondered
When does thin ice become
just a pond of water??
Oh, time to throw caution to the wind
And jump in.


Friday, May 1, 2009

Bonnets in May.....

With spring bursting out all over in this country
It's no time to go quietly skulking about
Be brash, up-front, loud and flashy !!
That sun shines for a reason,
And so should you.
Just don't knock too many bonnets off.


Monday, April 6, 2009

Logged OUT

The need to get outside, to get
away from the emails and voice messages.
Too much time spent on the computer.
The sun's shining, the wind's flying.
Chasing tails in the spring light.
Firing up some outdoor power tools.


Friday, March 13, 2009

Turkey on Deck!!

Too much snow still around for baseball.
But that doesn't stop a wild turkey from
getting on deck, prepping to be next
batter up, only to get quickly wiser,
turn and leave.
Some kind of deep lesson there.
Wait for it.  But don't wait too long.


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Magic Flute......

The last Mozart opera.
Clouds of Darkness fill the sky
Sarastro steals Pamina, the daughter of
the wicked queen of the night
Tamino to the rescue, with his flute.
Ahh, if it were only so easy now.


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Good Gnus.....

The white gnu palette's here.
Ready for that artistic touch.
Sort of a gnude gnu, just needs paint.
Coming in May, 2009.
Gnus of Gnu London, Gnu Hampshire.
See the gnu renderings here.
Get a gnu understanding here.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Track Lighting.....

It had all the appearances of a quiet evening.
No strange sounds, no eyes in the dark,
No barking, not even a howl.
Come morning, tracks everywhere.
How could we have missed the party?


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Stable Relationship.....

The continuing search for that special someone
often leads to strange surprises on the other
side of the fence.
She does have that look in her eyes.
A look you can't get away from.
Go for a ride. Leave the barn door open.