Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Ode to blue chair

Here's to you, Callie Swanlund...for asking the question.

Where would I create
Without you?
Popcorn kernels
Coffee stains
The week's favorite puppet
The occasional cat
And all.
My soft blue blanket
When a chill
Overtakes me
Or when comfort
Is needed.
Oh Blue Chair
I have pictures
Of your childhood
On the wall.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Two penguins + baby makes three

And who cares? Couples have raised children all over the world.

They made the headlines
Named gay
Because they are males
Raising a baby
Together
How can we tell
Homosexual orientation
In penguins?



Saturday, January 19, 2019

It will never be soon enough

It's dark.

It's midwinter
I already wait
For the daylight
To be saved
It will come back
Tomorrow
It will never be
Soon enough.
I wait
It seems I always
Wait
Like the child
In that proverbial
Back seat.
Are we there yet?
How about now?
What about now?

Friday, January 18, 2019

Emergency kits

It's more than 911

It's more than 911
It also ABC
Bleeding
Breathing
Poisoning
The Heimlich Maneuver
When steak gets stuck
It's also
Nalaxone
CPR
So many ways
To save
Our neighbor
So
So
So many ways
Yes
Call 911
Too.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Couplets

Sherman Hershfield stroke poetry...from Atlantic Monthly.

He spoke
In rhyming couplets
The brain
Does amazing things
Offers ways
To relate
To others
In rap
Or couplets
Even drive
Somewhere
And arrive
Unscathed
While the brain
Speaks
Out loud
In rap.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Company

All of us need company

We sit with those
Who live
And die
And in-between.
We stand with those
Who likewise
Figure which one
They will claim.
All of us
Are somewhere
In-between.
All of us
Need company.

Perspective

And this one may never be posted...anywhere.

What I see as gift
Another may see
As a scum-sucking creature
Who lives
Off the beauty
In the world.
So much beauty
To be shared
In so many
Different ways.
No need
For name-calling
Ever.