Friday, February 26, 2010

Reflection on a Reflection

I was lookin' at myself in an SUV,
And I noticed how the thing was kinda shiny.
So I whipped out my camera with alacrity,
Took a picture and I found my head was tiny!

My brother and sister, well you gotta beware!
Distortion's never farther than a whiff of air.
Maybe I'm just jonesin' and I shouldn't care?
But it look so dern crazy and to that I'll swear.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

My Baby between the Glasses

Four glasses.
Beautiful, yes!
Four glasses
All shiny,

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sidewalk Sunset

A sidewalk sunset is a wondrous thing;
It shows up all the cracks, you see, and dirt.
The lawn clippings lay framed in western sun
While the stones look to the camera and flirt.
All kinds of imperfections that get walked
On during the day become, voila! ART!!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Jesus: King of the Road

Salvation offered free
For sinners just like me.
No dietary laws,
Not living for applause.
Ah, but.. he paid a price so dear
That's, I think, pretty clear.
He's a man of God, he is God.
King of the Road.

(music here)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A Song for Mid-Afternoon

When you're feeling weary
And bags hang from your eyes,
Sing this little song so sweet
And I will harmonize....

Rock-a-bye intern
Trying his best.
Some days get longer
Than he would have guessed.
Not that they're bad,
Because that's not true.
It's just that young interns
Get sleepy too.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Recovering from Solstice

In winter there's less light;
People complain of it.
Tepid sunshine
Is on offer.

As winter
Lingeringly drags,
Rays gird themselves
And take to the field again.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Administrative Banality

The Technorati gave me a code;
They said "You must use it or die!"
I avoid death like the bubonic plague.
So here it is guys. Want some pie?

Banality with a Twist (a limerick)

There once was a man from Judea.
He was Jewish, not Sunni or Shia.
On vacation one day,
While he was away,
He drank a small glass of sangria.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


I eat my peanuts split in two,
And never undivided.
Bifurcated nuts are great!
(Though sometimes they're derided.)

Monday, February 8, 2010

A Propos of Sainthood

That the team
Called by the name
Of Saints with a capital S
Hails form a city
Know for sin

It's like
Rome fielding
A team with a name
Like "Mighty Lutherans"
Slight disconnect

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Death Is Mistaken

I'll sometimes write poems for the church newsletter. This one was for the New Year.
Death is an ogre with vile intent.
Death is a feeling of malcontent.
Death is a hope that’s been killed in the womb.
Death is a life that lies down in a tomb.
Death loves to borrow, but never to lend.
Death likes to say that it is the end.
Death feels a warmth from a funeral pall.
Death thinks it’s lord and the master of all.

Death has been conquered and turned on its head.
Jesus took death and he killed it ‘til dead.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

In the Dungeon (an ode to the juicer)

I'm goin' medieval on veggies.
I'm putting the fruit on the rack.
I'm using a high-powered juicer
And going out on the attack.
I no longer have any mercy.
I'll slay 'em and drink it all down.
Watch out, you vegetable matter!
There's a new boss in this here town.