Saturday, November 18, 2017


a cherita

leaning into the gale

hat pressed firmly to head
ducking livestock and other debris

lost it somewhere around here
years later I found the brim
stuck into a long-leaf pine


Not Going Postal

I hope you started
smoking weed at that job
to control the stress
assault weapons are legal
pot is a good preventive


Maybe a Good Thing I Rarely Remember Dreams

Dreamed I was driving around Tuscaloosa, which I later realized looked more like Lawrence, Kansas. In the dream I visited a sleep doctor. Then I woke up. I was going to visit the sleep Dr. to fix my CePap, so I took the mask off my face. I was preparing to get up. Then I realized I couldn't do any of that. Because I'm quadriplegic (I wasn't, in the dream) I need help to get out of bed. The sleep Dr. isn't open on Saturday, or at 5 a.m., and I already have an appt (required) for Thursday. I can't put the mask back on, and now I can't go back to sleep. But figuring all this out kept me occupied for far too long. Life can be entertaining, if you let it.

Friday, November 17, 2017


a plague of lizards in a humanitarian world

we sent them back in time to the Triassic
a few of them became parthenogenetic

by the Jurassic they were eating dinosaurs for lunch
and made it into space; by the late Tertiary
there was no one to regret this


Rereading Pogo's Reflections on Elections. Normally I don't buy books that excerpt others, but I'm a completist wrt Pogo. Only one I bought twice was Potluck Pogo. Copy I bought in HS fell part: cheap glue.