Monthly Archives: September 2014

Differently Alike

The dog enjoys my company (Or so she lets me think). The cat enjoys my misery. We all enjoy a drink. The dog slurps tonguefuls from her dish. The cat discreetly sips. I gulp enough to drown a fish. We … Continue reading

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Wooly Bully

My cat enjoys tormenting sheep. She knits them sweaters while they sleep Then shreds them with her dainty claws Before they waken, just because.

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Like A Pony

What’s a pony like? Well, oats And grass, I think. Or is that goats? No, “goats” is plural, so are those Not is that–neither, I suppose, Is pertinent, because I asked, What is a pony like? You’re tasked With finding … Continue reading

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I Could Build A Bridge

I could build a bridge If need be If you told me to I could build a bridge If you asked me to I would ask you To what purpose To where From where And from when to when But … Continue reading

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Every Third Day

January third, Feb. six, The ninth of March… You see the tricks? The twelfth of April, Ides of May And June eighteenth Should show the way. How ’bout July The twenty-first? Not yet? Oh, man, Your math’s the worst! The … Continue reading

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That Three-Part Thing

Who remembers, now? I remember when I thought No one could forget Two point four-mile swim One hundred twelve-mile bike Then a marathon This was not a race In the sense that one could win Just by being first

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No Such Word

Forty years ago tonight Was Tuesday, if I’ve got that right, Which means we’ve traveled all this way To move ahead a single day. That Tuesday when I went to bed My chlorined hair was greenish-red; The chlorine stayed, the … Continue reading

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