Saturday, September 28, 2013

I've Been Graduated

I've been graduated
now for 10 years with menial job
after menial job
with my English degree
& now you care about my student loans?

7 August 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013

Arthur is Deteriorating

Arthur is deteriorating
rapidly from

Lou Gehrigs disease, and they
want the world to

Remember their union as a
married couple

24 July 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes
spoke of freedom
with his pen
and with his other
spoke of freedom too

#tanka #MicroPoetry
22 July 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Fugue

The violin
balances it's melody
by the tone of the viola
playing in perfect harmony

#tanka #MicroPoetry
22 July 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

You Eat Like a Pig

You eat like a pig
she said as the juice
from the sweet plum
fell into the wastebasket
sitting between my legs

#tanka #micropoetry
18 July 2013

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Pulled Pork Sliders

Pulled pork sliders
and barbeque ribs with sauce
Buffalo wings
with brisket, beans, mac and cheese –
Got peach cobbler for dessert

17 July 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013

I Remember What Ai Weiwei

I remember what Ai Weiwei
said about the limitations
of 140 characters ­­–
in China, a whole history can be
written in 140 characters

15 July 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013

In Paris I Once Gave

In Paris I once gave
my friend's wife a kiss on each
cheek that I think
he still hasn't yet forgiven
me now even 10 years later

15 July 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


If I write 1 poem
A day for 30 days
I'll have 30 poems
Will there be even
1 that's any good?

#tanka #MicroPoetry
14 July 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013

Bathtub Bubbles Keep Them Modest

Bathtub bubbles keep
them modest, hiding
their unmentionables –
but will never hide
my babies' smiles

#tanka #micropoetry
9 July 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Executive Order

When the Earth's


We see more
heat waves

Droughts, wildfires
and floods

26 June 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

East of 82nd, Raising Children in a Food Desert

Some of my favorite things are food
daddy makes

And macaroni & cheese
and sopa

25 June 2013

Monday, September 9, 2013

Euphorbia Characias Wuldenii

Upright stems

With narrow

Leaves form a

Bush 4 ft. high
and wide

24 June 2013

Friday, September 6, 2013

Gloriosa Daisy (Rudbeckia Hirta)

Deep golden petals radiate
from chocolate

Centers on 2- to 4-inch
wide flowers

#foundpoem #micropoetry
24 June 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Safari 20SG

Do not apply this product
or allow

It to drift to blooming crops
or weeds if

Bees are visiting the treatment

21 June 2013

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


Officials have long said
leaking tanks at

Hanford do not pose an
immediate threat

To the environment
or public health

21 June 2013

Monday, September 2, 2013

Genetically Modified Wheat in Oregon

A single isolated

In a single field on a
single farm

#foundpoem #micropoetry
21 June 2013