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?

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Frosty Morning

I am running late
Swirls of frost on my windshield
No time to admire

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Ready for Dinner?

The table is set.
The guests aren't here yet.
Don't let in in pet!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Honor the Veterans

Honor the Veterans
Thank them all for their service
and their sacrifice

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Saturday, November 10, 2012

College Football

Today is College Football Saturday
One game after another
Pass, run, tackle, touch down

Friday, November 9, 2012

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Fall Nights

Fall Nights
freezing, dimming, depressing
Can't wait for Spring
warming, lighting, growing
longer, brighter
Spring Days

Monday, November 5, 2012

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Autumn Leaves

Falling leaves
Against the window
Laying a carpet of
Lovely colors on the lawn

Thursday, November 1, 2012