Monthly Archives: January 2014

Chaos Cheery

Biology has brought us here And not Philosophy, I fear. Or, rather, don’t fear. It’s okay, It doesn’t matter anyway. If cosmic force was brought to bear To bring us here, I couldn’t care Much less than if coincidence Deserved … Continue reading

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Polar Vortex

Of all the vortices that I’ve Encountered, those in which I thrive Least comfortably are of polar Origin. A throbbing molar; Cardboard papercuts immersed In lemon juice; a blister burst Beneath a toe while miles from home– All bliss compared … Continue reading

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American Favorite Ballads – Tunes and Songs as Sung by Pete Seeger

My copy of the book is worn– Came out a year ‘fore I was born; The backplate, golden-hued and creased, Shows he whose life has lately ceased, And every song inside its pages I’ve known since I’ve known of ages. … Continue reading

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Long Shadow

I don’t play guitar– Well, I do, but not well. I can carry a tune But not so’s you can tell. On a scale (ha!) from Diva To Dreadful, I’m Oke; From Hip-Hop to Opera, I’d barely rate Folk. But … Continue reading

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Sightreading

Notes blow by in flights and flashes Only heard when something clashes Or a syncopated rhythm Takes the stage, and you’re not with ’em. Practicing is paying off For everyone tonight! Right? (Cough!) Puff your cheeks, pretend to blow, And … Continue reading

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Nightcap

Blueberry muffins and cheap red wine You tend to your vices; leave me to mine

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Fisheye

The tiny fish behind my eye Says, “Go to sleep!” but won’t say why. Should I refuse? Would yes be best? I haven’t studied for this test. What’s riskier: Resist the fish, Or acquiesce unto its wish? And, more important, … Continue reading

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