Monthly Archives: April 2016

Feels Like I’m Stalling

I ought to be running. The plan in my phone Says I ought to be running, Not writing alone On the sofa, inertially Biding my time With procrastinatactile Inaction in rhyme.

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Seven Up

Seven is the number that I reach for at each dropped hat And it bothers me to quit Before I count up to it. Iambs are not seven’s friend But this poem still can end Happily.

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The Afterbath

El Niño takes the beach by force. The war fog lifts. What’s left? A horse. First question: Did the rider fall? And two: Is Aquaman that small?

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So Sous Me

I button the cat in her jacket And straighten her wee little tocque. She calls for an egg and I crack it. It’s breakfast. Let’s feed these fine folk!

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Sweet 15: A Failed Haiku

My post-workout Rocky Road and oatmeal stout It’s what I’m owed

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Foot Ball

The penguin took my meatball But I won’t have him arrested. He only wants to play with it, As he himself’s attested. He’s practicing for fatherhood: He keeps it on his feet For warmth and its protection. After practice, then … Continue reading

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Pain + Gain

A month or so and I’ll forget The pain today. I haven’t yet And that’s okay: A hard long run Makes marathon day much more fun.

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