Tuesday, September 25, 2012

HAD IT ALL WORKED OUT



"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;
an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."

Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1956)


if men had a brain,
women would find them entertaining,
and probably confusing. 
or just rename 'em
and trade 'em in
for some new shoes


since I've  broken the mold,
I no longer feel the need
to do what I'm told.

a side effect of getting old
at least
that's what I've been told


"The difference between fiction and reality?
Fiction has to make sense."
Tom Clancy










Tuesday, September 18, 2012

IF I AM FORCED





apathy is an elephant
climbing our backs
stomping our minds to dust


fundamentally?
perhaps,
but what does a rectum
know of etiquette?
it could be chicken fat
but the rectum wouldn't care.
now tell me, is that fair?


well, hell, if i were as smart as you
that's what i would do.

now that you know the truth
just what the hell will you do?

sure, i love you too.


possibly, even probably
but then
if we were to stand
on our heads
and told to look down
would be looking up
or would we
be looking down


"Why don't you write books people can read?"

Nora Joyce to her husband James (1782-1841)


looking for absolution?
you won't find it
at the bottom of a glass.












Tuesday, September 11, 2012

COST OF GIVING UP


the cost of giving up
requires
giving up the ghost


pigeon feathers
scattered
falcon had dinner


such as it was
before the drawbridge 
drew its own conclusion


don't abuse it 
you might loose it
and a new one
will never fit

providing you give a shit


he was bad people
ate all the peanut butter
and jelly
and never once
got his feet wet

and never once
paid his rent


"It is better to be quotable than to be honest."

Tom Stoppard







Thursday, September 6, 2012

WE ARE NOT FRIENDS

we are not friends.
now that we have that settled,
will you float me a ten?

make it a twenty,
and I'll be your friend.

is this where I bend over?

did you grease the pole?

ah, such a tragic soul!

bung-hole or blow-hole?




"There is a country in Europe where multiple-choice tests are illegal."

Sigfried Hulzer


I'm angry. she's angry.
mutual disagreements;
state-of-affairs.
all this political crap!
how do we stand it?
why do we put up with it?
bullshit plus a thousand.
the good old USofA;
gasping for air. 
and its dirty air!
Chinese air!
rented air!
and who the hell cares?
certainly not the big money boys,
who have it stashed away
in foreign banks!


you may lead me to water.
I may, or I may not
drink,
but I will bath.
that's the way I'm made,
and in spades.

just an after thought, I think. 
always happens in a drought.


okay then, just shimmy up the pole.

sure, this will probably blow,
but as we all know,
warts do grow slow.

ho, ho, ho!


"The truth is more important than the facts."

Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)