Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Mischievous Frost

I park my car outside.
Where frost is always lurking.
I come back the next day
And find the frost there smirking,
Clouding up my windows
And slowing down my day,
Until I take the scraper out
And make it go away.
I wonder why it does that,
Does frost think it's funny?
"Just you wait, you lurking plague
Until it's warm and sunny!"

Monday, January 18, 2010

Winter's Gone

It's not really winter anymore.
Trucks bring oranges at my whim.
Airplanes take me south, then north again.

It's not really winter anymore.
I've never even owned a horse,
But have a decorative fireplace, of course.

It's more gentle and through a lens,
Allusions to other times, same land,
When cold and death walked hand in hand.

No, it's not winter anymore.
But there's a picture on the wall
With Grandma's home-knit winter shawl.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


This refers to the Christmas storm of '09.
When snow and slush are mushed
Together, gooiness ensues.
For a time.
Then falling mercury hardens
The soft into cruelty.
Pastries become anvils.
Shovels become broken.

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Inevitable Destruction of Stuff

The water heater's leaking
The oven door is broke.
The handle on the microwave
Sure ain't okey-doke.
Entropy is surging,
And smashing left and right.
That's why I put a seat-belt
On my bedroom light.

Monday, January 4, 2010

NPR Romps in the Sewer

National Public Radio has no self-respect left. Using a sexual slur to defame a large group of concerned American citizens is just vile. They pretend to be cultured, but they have sunk very low. Their taxpayer funding should be withdrawn.

Acute Observation

On the awning, in the dark
A dozen wee icicles
Hang there like bumps on a log,
Except they're upside down...
And a good deal colder.