Monday, December 31, 2012

Sunday, December 30, 2012


Wrapped so tightly in my snowsuit...can't breathe
Rolled to the top of the hill
And swished to the bottom

Saturday, December 29, 2012


I asked for a flower and you gave me a field.
I asked for a violin and you gave me an orchestra.
I asked for a fish and you gave me an ocean.
You give me better than I deserve.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Drama Onstage and Off

Funny, happy
Laughing, smiling, cheering
Both part of life
Crying, sighing, dying
Serious, sad

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012


Jesus Birthday
Singing Christmas Carols
Celebrating with my family

Monday, December 24, 2012

My Christmas Tree

Strings of cranberries
Popcorn garlands
Silver balls

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012


Joey dragged his sled uphill.

Speeding down was a great thrill.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Snow Boots

Snow Boots
Fur-lined Rubber
Keeping my feet warm and dry
Sitting safely in the ski lodge
Don't want to get them wet!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tommy Miller

Tommy Miller sat in a thriller
Watching his knuckles turn white
He got quite a scare and jumped in the air
He ran from the show into the night.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Little Mister Tate

Little Mister Tate was habitually late.
He missed so much of his life.
He didn't feel great that Mister Tate
For his world was filled with strife.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Snowman Magic?

Hoping this top hat still has some magic
I am building a snowman.
I want an adventure.

Friday, December 14, 2012

A Conversation with a Gingerbread House

"Oh, Gingerbread House,
You taunt me.
You look delicious."
"You want me?
I'm not very good."

"You are."
"Your little sister licked her fingers
all the while she built me."
"Never mind."

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Oh Those Flies!

I just want to say, “I’m out of here!”
I’m in the dining room
I found a fly,
Another fly,
Another fly,
There are too many flies.
Let me fall to pieces in peace.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

Long Dark Nights

The longest nights
Days are getting shorter
I find this all so depressing

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Winter to Summer

Darker, Colder
Snowing, Hailing, Sleeting
Six months till summer
Warming, Glowing, Brightening
Lighter, Hotter

Saturday, December 8, 2012


I should be sleeping,
But I am weeping
About the water
That is creeping.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Snow Day

Snow Day
Celebrating my fortune
Out in the cold then inside warm
I have no school today!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Ducky Lucky

Ducky Lucky sat on a tack,
Fell over backward and threw out his back.
All of the nurses and all of the docs
Took care of Ducky and gave him new socks.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

Just Beneath

Just beneath the bed
What fiend lurks there?
Eyes peer out at me
With their laser stare.

Thursday, November 29, 2012


Someone dared me to dance for the show.
Someone else told me I stink.
Here I stand paralyzed on the stage
Too afraid of what others think.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

My Uncle's Dog Part 2

The ugliest puppy
I have ever seen
Just two days old
Like a fetal pig
Or a baby rat
Is beautiful to
My uncle who
Can already
See him grown.

Welcome to the world, Sam!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Comedy or Tragedy?

What do you call a store where a theater manager might go?
A prop shop

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Thanksgiving at My Uncle's Farm

A dozen chickens laying eggs for breakfast
Seven black lambs rough-housing in the field
(Boys will be boys)
Two steers staring because I am in their barn
A yellow cat that wants a belly rub
Cranberries spiked with jalapeƱos
Goat cheese with sun-dried tomatoes
A football game with the sound off
Crab salt and pepper shakers that were once Grandma's
This is my Thanksgiving

Friday, November 23, 2012

A Doomed Catering Job

I once met a crafty gator
Who asked me to help him cater.
But he wanted to dine
On flesh that was mine,
So I said to him, "See you later."

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Overheard at Thanksgiving

Please pass the stuffing.     
Will you please carve the turkey?
Hand me the gravy.
I’m ready for pecan pie.
Not to mention the whipped cream.
That pie tastes so good
Can I have the recipe?
The dishes are done.
Endless football games are on.
Now let the snoring begin.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Twinkie Mourning

I am just saying
I would have to like Twinkies
To mourn their passing

Monday, November 19, 2012

Yellow is....

Yellow is optimism
Waiting for a spring sunrise
Wearing the brightest shirt in my closet
Packing my possessions in a rental truck to new opportunity.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Sneak Thief

The Sneak Thief snatches
Everything he catches.
So lock up all your hatches
And fasten all the latches.
Why matches?