Friday, May 30, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014


Grey is boredom
Like another cloudy day
Like unblemished cement
Like a blank screen
With nothing to say

Monday, May 26, 2014

Ice Cream Truck

Did you hear the ice cream truck?
Sounds of warm weather
Summer dreams

Friday, May 23, 2014

Maslow's Hierarchy

Can I really expect you
To care about algebra
When you are worried about
Where you will live?

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Monday, May 19, 2014

Self-portrait of Mrs. Bauer

I am the teacher who laughs
And my students laugh with me
Because learning should be fun
Not this scripted curriculum
Not that box of materials
Let's do an experiment
Let's read under our desks
Let's write poems of silliness
Childhood is too important
To only learn how to take tests

Friday, May 16, 2014

Night Poem


Absence of sun
Dozing, dreaming, sleeping
Period of rest and renewal

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Lyric Writer's Woe

Since this morning
I have had
Other people's music
Going through my head
Chicago's Beginnings
Message in a Bottle
Journey's Don't Stop
Since You've Been Gone
I just want to hear
My own words

Monday, May 12, 2014

Error Messages: A Found Poem

Handle is in an invalid state
Unknown property
Component qualifier not present
Fatal error during installation
Error applying transforms
Product is uninstalled

Friday, May 9, 2014

Spring Discovery

The high water bill
The marshy place in the lawn
We have sprung a leak

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Voyage Home

Another journey
Navigating the unknown
Will I meet a companion?
Will I go alone?
Following trail without map
Traveling to find my home




Monday, May 5, 2014

Marketing Promises

New shampoo bottle
Hoping to end bad hair days
I believe the hype

Friday, May 2, 2014


I heard the sound of the gun

And I started to run

Kept going until I had won

Now this race is done.