Monthly Archives: August 2011

Hypersensitive

I’ve heard that when one sense is compromised The others come alive to compensate. A skeptic, I was modestly surprised To find it’s true. That’s good news, right? Well, wait. The classic senses number one through five (If you can … Continue reading

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Freestyle

Don’t ask me what I’m going to write. I’m playing it by ear tonight! No edits, no backspacing, no Idea where I’m gonna go. I’ll squeeze my brain for words like limes For limeade, and just hope it rhymes. So … Continue reading

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Nullaby

What’s the sum of DUMB + NUMB? That’s where my brain is coming from. A total’s not a place, you say? That’s neither here nor less today. No concept more abstract than sleep Is comprehensible, so keep Your questions ’til … Continue reading

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Running The Numbers

400 driving miles Maybe 20 more afoot 1 odor in the car up with which Most folks would not put Zero medals (for a reason No one understands) Add up to 1 Lost Weekend Much more fun than Ray Milland’s!

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Into the Sunset

Approaching the coast A bit later than most But if smiles are miles Our rivals are toast! Said good-night to the sun On my opening run Then yawned as it dawned On my second. What fun! My last leg was … Continue reading

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Before The Handoff

Runner seven, Hood to Coast. I’m waiting at the van exchange. Of all three legs I’ll run, the most Nerve-wracking is this first one. Strange. I check the temps obsessively: Still 90! … now it’s 88 … Still dropping, but … Continue reading

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Hot Dog

We always walk right after work But this week, well, I’ve been a jerk ‘Cause I don’t like when it’s too hot So I told Syd I’d rather not Go out until the heat declines To numbers that don’t start … Continue reading

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