Sunday, February 22, 2009


weekend wordsmith prompt: time

Today’s Dad’s birthday
We’re both February babes
Yesterday was mine

We’re some ways alike
As dads and daughters can be
Much to Mom’s chagrin

We had our issues
Now all I have are questions
Dad’s dead twenty years

It was our cancer
Over at fifty-seven
He missed the good stuff

Melanoma – thief of time

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Cover Me

misunderstood this one for years

Song’s not about France?
I still hear “Alsace-Lorraine”
Not “outside’s the rain”

Friday, February 20, 2009


is it a road-trip if you take amtrak?

Two days out of town
Up to New Jersey for work
Home feels good tonight

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Valentine's Weekend 2009

toddlers make you say the strangest things
Ducks don’t get chapped lips
Nephew, your new rubber duck
doesn’t need lip balm

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Reward: 1994

weekend wordsmith prompt: reward

Wanted: Lulubelle
For crimes against poetry
Last seen in Blogville

Wanted Dead or Alive

weekend wordsmith prompt: reward

Jon and Richie live
Concert for New York City
An apt song choice

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Holy Haiku, Batman

weekend wordsmith prompt: boom

Boom! Bam! Slap! Slam! Pow!
Caped Crusader rides again
Robin calls shotgun

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


tech support says i'm ok now

Last time I logged in
from home a virus found me
Just a bit gun shy

Friday, February 6, 2009

Bob Marley & Melanoma

feb 6, 1945 – may 11, 1981

Happy Birthday Bob
You’d be sixty-four today
But for the cancer

Melanoma kills
You can get it anywhere
Even your big toe

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Calvin's Snowmen

more snowmen here

Clever boy Calvin
Builds twisted funny snowmen
A winter fav'rite

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Bettye LaVette

belated happy birthday (Jan 29)

Bettye rocked The Who's
Kennedy Center Honors
Pete and Rog loved it