Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Top O’ My Head Blues

The front of my face has a lump and some holes The front of my face has a lump and some holes My mouth, eyes, and nostrils, they all know their roles They’re windows to five different sides of my … Continue reading

Posted in Lyrics, poetry | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

What If They’re Right?

“Getting there is half the fun.” “The journey is the destination.” If your inn claims either one, Stay someplace else on your vacation.

Posted in poetry | Tagged , | 1 Comment

There And Back Again

To South California To pick up a spouse The Kelpie and I Left the cat in the house Home in the van again Rainy and foggy The Caretaker Kitty says, “Friggit! The doggy!”

Posted in poetry | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dog Beach

Wet and salty Dash and halty Leaping Yipping Splashing Slipping High tide untied Low unleashed Incaninity Dog Beach

Posted in poetry | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Petrified Shirley

English majors, oddly, study Greek and Roman myths a lot But just tonight I learned a name That, if I knew, I’d quite forgot. King Midas had a daughter Whom he turned to gold in error (oops!). I’d heard her … Continue reading

Posted in poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Medford

Take a walk and stretch your jaws Break a couple local laws Pop your top and drop your drawers Howl like the moon is yours Run naked through the empty park Beside the river in the dark They’ll talk about … Continue reading

Posted in poetry | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Get A Life

Because I could not stop for Death, He calls me night and day — Leaves messages on my machine — Not interested, okay?! I stoop to weed the carrot patch, He’s there between the rows, Smiting snails with salt from … Continue reading

Posted in poetry | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment