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Archive for April, 2017

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

 

Has the impetus gone or are the distractions too many or is the desire diluted or was the idea not good enough in the first place & should there be a question mark here or anywhere or

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

 

Thanks, but no thanks.
The umbrella you’re offering is actually a parasol –
and they’re not the same thing.

Friday, April 28th, 2017

 

Hit the panic button
Don’t hit the panic button
Slap on sun screen
Hurry to the fountainhead
Take off the blindfold
Are you wearing a crew-neck?

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

 

In the backpack is a slingshot
The second-hand travels full circle
Give it no backward glance, no scowl no frown

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

 

There is too much of judgement
It’s my birthday for goodness sake
I don’t want visitors

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

 

As if in poems you have to say what you think
As if in poems you have to follow the rules and keep people happy
The first rule to break is the one about keeping people happy

Monday, April 24th, 2017

 

In the sunlight I shine white
and a tad brown around the edges
Hence my nickname —

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

 

A fragile, or frail, attractiveness can become,
for the sake of argument,
the ghost of, for want of a better word, optimism

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

 

One begins, always, in a negative frame of mind and then, out of habit, tries to turn it around

Friday, April 21st, 2017

 

It’s not gambling if you know you’re going to win
It’s not brave to pick a fight you know you’re going to win
then boast of your strength