Monthly Archives: October 2011

Old Man Wolf

Now, Ah ain’t no picky eater Ah cain’t hardly hunt no more But Haller-ween? Ain’t nuthin’ sweeter! Piggies holler down mah door! Advertisements

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Box of Rocks

I woke up with a simile Refracting in my head Bright shades of meaning bathing me As I lay still in bed But as I drew my fingers through My oily, knotted locks Those wondrous words Like frightened birds Flew … Continue reading

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Late

Half-past ten (10:38) And once again My poem’s late It isn’t midnight Though, and so I’ve time to write Before I go Three hundred second Verse this year It won’t be reckoned Worth a cheer But better this Than nothing, … Continue reading

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Scare Quotes

Creepy shrieks from boarded windows Creaky floorboards, squeaky door Groaning, moaning when the wind blows No one “lives” here anymore

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A Potato For Emily

Darkness falls on Idaho. Has Emily returned to thee? Alas, the Gem State whispers, no. Esto perpetua, says she, The Tater State is not for me. The Mountain bluebird, cutthroat trout And huckleberry do without. The Western White Pine watched … Continue reading

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Dogged By Controversy

Diabetic dogs received Injections made from pancreatic Aqueous extract of cattle And from symptoms were reprieved. Though they must have been relieved, Their net gain, overall, was static, Drafted as they were for battle And for Science’s sake deceived. As … Continue reading

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Giant Mistake

Fee-fi-fo-fum. Castles built on clouds are dumb. Heavy stones on water vapor? Why not armor made of paper? Sure, the harp and goose are happy, But this giant’s life is crappy. Looking downward makes me shiver. Pizza drivers won’t deliver. … Continue reading

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