Monthly Archives: December 2012

Happy New Year!

Two thousand twelve has passed, and these Apocalyptic fantasies We stressed about (or counted on) Have come to naught. The year has gone The way so many others years Have gone before, and it appears Two thousand thirteen will arrive … Continue reading

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Swimmers, Take Your Marks…

Once upon a time I raced in swimming pools a lot But then I turned eighteen and as a grown-up I’ve, well, not. That dry spell reached an end today in Canby, Oregon, With 400 I.M. Stand by: My comeback … Continue reading

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Like Flowers And Teeth

You know how those people we call Tight Type A Say you can’t ignore problems–they won’t go away? That scrapes get infected, that quandaries deepen And small tasks grow tall while you’re stallin’ and sleepin’? For weeks, now, I’ve meant … Continue reading

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Tattoo

His bloodless upper lip and probing tongue Traced Celtic knots on wrinkled, sagging skin– Which skin had been quite taut when she was young– As Mendelssohn for Organ played within

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Thirsty Work

Ventriloquists and aging clowns In sweater vests with “T.S.A.” Embroidered on the back and chest Take children’s JuicyJuice away– They chug the cherry, chuck the rest– Exporting tears to distant towns

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Boxing Day: Unpacked

B is for Boxing Day O is for “Ow!” X is a placeholder–skip it for now I is for Ist das ein Fehler? (Hint: Yes) N is for Not A Clue G is for Guess Put them together And what … Continue reading

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Contented Penn’orth

Hazy, happy thoughts, too light To pen to paper, so good-night.

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