Adult

Endurance in March 2022

 

endurance
    jaw-dropping

frigid… stunned
    crushed

escaping

against
    all… odds

remarkably

international treaty
    disturbed

man’s will
    to survive

About the Poem

I don’t know if it’s an accepted poetic form to Read more

Where Are They Now

 

In 1967 I hitch-hiked to Belgrade.

My friend and I would take an overnight train

to stay with our Albanian friends

in what is now Kosovo.

Until then we … Read more

Storm Surge Stories

Historic blizzard on the way. Milk, olive oil, chocolate
bars long gone from grocery shelves. Salt piles wait
in farms beside the turnpike.

Stay indoors. Don’t drive, and
if you … Read more

Snow Hollow

Climbing through ice caverns
our refrigerated sweat crystalized
on cheekbones while long sleeve shirts
clung to damp arms like naked tongues
stuck to aluminum bars inside a freezer.

Dripping moisture … Read more

A Plastic Pandemic

Looking back to 1969 the words seem prophetic
“He’s got a plastic heart, plastic teeth and toes,
plastic knees and, a perfect plastic nose.
He’s got plastic lips that hide … Read more

Front Page

In today’s news, the president pulled his army’s troops from a
middle eastern country because their soldiers were always high

and didn’t fight like a terrorist takeover was imminent. So … Read more

Humane Killings

For Howard Debs

Wire Cutter Magazine gives the best advice
About how to kill black ants that have invaded

Your home. And though ants aren’t as bad as lice,
they … Read more

Goodbye Disney World

I won’t be visiting Florida soon,
not even taking my kids to Disney World
Too conservative for my tastes
A governor who breaks hospital records
for the most covid positivity … Read more

The Real Olympic Heroes

Awaiting the torch, the flame
that ignites and invites
the world of sport to gather,
to meet and compete
in a spirit of revered competition,
respect, and acceptance.

Honorable countries … Read more

Hem-hawing

I loved the sweet little beachfront condo
where relocated with spouse
to live when our oldest of
three had two children

then when her grown family moved
north from chill … Read more

Cat-astrophe

There was no denying it, the cat was a nuisance – yowling at night, rummaging in garbage cans, tipping over an occasional flowerpot, demoralizing the local bird population, and in … Read more

The Firm

“You say you want a revolution
Well, you know…”
— The Beatles

Well, Ms. Meghan Markle,
our modern-day cable TV’s
Shakespeare-sonneteering
Oprah Winfrey franchised
dark lady Duchess of Sussex,
plus … Read more