Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Summer Dessert

Ice Cream
Creamy dessert
Craving it every day
I need to finish my dinner
Sweet treat

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A Short Walk to Water

I can do laundry inside my house
And flush the toilet every time
I can water my garden
Take a long hot shower
And wash the dishes
While others walk
Eight hours
For one

Inspired by A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

Monday, July 29, 2013

True Story

I was pulling weeds
in the dry dirt.
I inhaled
the dust.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Saturday, July 27, 2013

So Lucky

I crashed my new bike
Without wearing a helmet
I have some bruises
A cut on my right elbow
But not a head injury

Friday, July 26, 2013

Very Abstract Art

There once was an artist named Earl
Who thought he'd give abstract a whirl
At the show in his flat
Guests asked, "What is that?"
And he said, "I believe that's a squirrel."

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Night Reading

Bill could read all night
with the light
Under the covers.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Stop Sign

Stop sign
Bright red caution
Common traffic signal
Do not disregard the warning

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

She Wore a Red Dress

Is this party dress too red
I don't think so, but
It's too short.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Popcorn Tragedy

salty goodness
fell onto the sticky floor
in the dark movie theater
that's an expensive spill

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Raspberry Invasion

I try not to mind
Spiders in the raspberries
While I am picking
I tangle in the webs
While I reach for the fruit

I try not to mind
They keep the other bugs out
I hope none bite me

Friday, July 19, 2013

Opening Night

The stage is set
The props in place
The show must go on

My costume pressed
My make up done
The show must go on

I learned my lines
And each dance step
The show must go on

My limbs they shake
My stomach upset
The show must go on

I will not let
This stage fright get me
The show must go on

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Heat Wave

The sun
is out now
I need some water
in my bowl inside and outside

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

On Writer's Block

I would rather take
The recycling bin out
Than sit here and write
Some writing sessions are tough
This is total honesty

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Rain Delay?

Has it stopped raining?
Has the sun shone outside yet?
Is it summer yet?

I wrote this poem the first week of vacation when we had several inches of rain north of Seattle.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Whack-a-mole Oly Style

I was a patient cat.
I stared at the ground and sat
Waiting for that mole
To come out of his hole.
And then a fresh brown mound
Pushed up from the ground.
I am ready...Whack!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

That Woman in Black

Would you turn your back on her?
That woman in black?
No, never

Friday, July 12, 2013

Black is...

Black is success
Like a tuxedo bow tie
Like a fancy dress
Like a shiny stretch limousine

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Red is....

Red is debt
Like blood oozing out of a sore
Like a danger sign
Like a stoplight

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

How to Be a Cat in Our House

Inspired by How to Be a Cat by Nikki McClure.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

No More Fireworks Please

Across the sky
The Fourth of July
Was last week.  No more fireworks please.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Gumption or Presumption?

What some might think is action full of gumption
Others feel that act is just presumption

Sunday, July 7, 2013

The Abridged Version of the Billy Goats Gruff

Once upon a time
A troll lived under a bridge.
He was so wicked
He liked eating billy goats.
He kept them from the green grass.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

The Perfect Unicorn Poem

Darion will tell you all: a unicorn poem needs a rainbow.

Note: this poem won't make any sense to anyone who wasn't in E205 all year.  If you were there, it's me.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Independence Day

Independence Day is…
Band marching proudly
Fireworks exploding loudly
Onlookers cheering happily

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Sunflower Cinquain

yellow and brown
growing taller every day
can't wait to eat the sunflower seeds

Monday, July 1, 2013

July Sizzles

July sizzles with...

Fireworks at the lake
Cookouts on the beach
Water fights in the neighborhood
Sunscreen for my arms
BBQs in the backyard

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