Wednesday, April 29, 2009


keep your carcinogens to yourself

your cigarette smoke
assaults me at the stop light
i breathe your poison

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Blogville Sing-Along

to the tune of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Raindeer...

Lulu the haiku blogger
grew a very bulbous zit
And when she woke and saw it
don't ya know she said "Oh sh*t!"

All of the other bloggers
told her that it's not so bad
but Lulu thought she heard them
laugh at her behind their hands

Then that balmy springtime night
Lulu got a grip
Bought herself some Oxy10
And her nose was good again

Then all the bloggers’ comments
Told our gal to be cool
Lulu the haiku blogger
You’re not back in high school

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Rocky Mountain High

John Denver program
last night on public tv
Song's stuck in my head

Friday, April 24, 2009

Miller High Life

weekend wordsmith prompt: champagne

Dad's rare indulgence
The champagne of bottled beers
One juice glass only

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Midlife haiku gal
much too wordy in real life
joins Twitter for grins

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


ducks greet us humans
in the rain-swept parking lot
we're in their world now

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Careless Whisper

watch the george michael original

Seether covers Wham
Much improved if you ask me
but I've got no taste

Friday, April 17, 2009


spring's cold pre-dawn breath
paints icy abstract patterns
on the rain-damp glass

Thursday, April 16, 2009


recovered from the great new year's blog debacle

small birds sing and splash
calling others to join them
in the new puddles

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Do Re Mi in Antwerp

silly fun to brighten your day

Publicity stunt
Looking for Sound of Music’s
Maria in Belgium

Saturday, April 11, 2009


an april scavenger hunt/rant in three acts

I. Wabbit Season

Where are the bunnies?!?
Should be hippity-hopping
in the grass by now

II. Buzz Kill

Can't find yellow Peeps!!
C'mon people - yellow chicks
How basic is that???

III. Ides of April

Where's my 1040??
Seen my W2 'round?
Tax day's almost here

Friday, April 10, 2009

Melting Pot

For a morning treat
she brings bagels and cream cheese
for all to enjoy

There was a time when
the bagel bakeries closed
during Passover

Bagels are common,
detatched from their ethnic roots
They've morphed and mainstreamed

Still, it don't seem right
to this non-observant Jew
None for me, thank you

Sunday, April 5, 2009



Hagganie, she said,
handing me my change. 'Scuse me???
Ohhh! Have. A. Good. Night.

Saturday, April 4, 2009


weekend wordsmith prompt: contract

A failed coup d'etat
Plot discovered, leader found
He sleeps with fishes

Thursday, April 2, 2009


attack of the mulching maniacs

Something's in the air
Hold your breath, close the windows
Springtime smells like poop