poetry. thoughts and more than make-believe.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Picking up Chicago Straw

go  back to Chicago  ing
to clean up some straw

excuses: she really is nice; you've only heard my side of the story; i'm not working; she doesn't do it all the time; you don't really understand

making ((to-be-made))
so the punchline
woman with rolling pin

doesn't get wrinkled




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Saturday, December 20, 2008

knowing up

                                                                        you just know
                        
holding on half
spirals
stair
u
pdownu
            p
            down


careful water
wells
(what you wish for)
(throw a penny)
(on a shooting star)
citrusfresh
deep 
o
w
n
 
up




Tuesday, December 16, 2008

watching Penelope
with a babygirl 1
sick
eating chicken poppykosh
talking sweet talk
thinking lovesongs
softness

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Boy crosswalks


more towards the center
line
     crossing
     walks
with boy-teachers
holding traffic

still

((((wondering why today
both elementaries

were not girl-teachers
crossing walks

but even more:
                     why not more often????

Thursday, December 04, 2008

The Night Before


I was in the grocery store
where instead of aisles
there were pyramids of food
cans
fresh greenbeans
waiting

And in the back
where the drinking fountain 
sits
I stood looking at a fish tank

small
dirty water carrying little
fish populating
unsure how they were living

my eyes 
gazed to the right
a large tank held two gold carp

One came to the side
staring
I spoke to it like a pet
OOOHHH....
while it nuzzled up to the glass
I knew it understood my words

Out of the clear water
the sparkled fish
was on my side
when I couldn't decide whether
to be running down the aisles
or letting it be

An unknown woman
spoke
telling me not to not be afraid
I knew she was right!!
but when I felt the gentle jaws
around my waist

I woke



"Happiness is only real when shared".....from Into the Wild
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