Div. 13.1

Surname alphabet soup
Able to label
& categorize in the first sitting
For billing purposes
Taking stabs at psychosomatic
Symptoms of being
Like breathing easy
Knowing the tree will bear forbidden fruit
When the moment arrives
& not a minute too soon

Ice Ice Baby

Twenty four on the ice
Forty four on the glass
Number eleven playing fistycuffs
With some guy from the desert

Two dollar whisky cola
Nachos in the third
Heel taps ringing freely
From concrete
Busy crowd shouting for more

Huddled sticks drawn close
Black speck released
Sent hurling ninety miles west
Along the backboard
Checked twice
The biscuit made it in the basket
& the crowd goes wild


You notice that part
Hidden from view
Only partially realized

A ghost white reaction
Draining away willpower
Oh strength don’t leave me now

You look wild from this angle
I see the politely asked question
Turning you in different directions
Eager to address the next one

On today’s tasks

I looked over the pile of fresh laundry
Attacking it with with the fervor
Of a caged muffin top
I matched socks
Pairing them like tinder
Swiping them from the corner

Today is no socks day I declare
Tying the towel around my neck
One leg on the edge of the bed
Super captain pirate
(sans eye patch)
Here for the free entertainment

Tornado Warning

Waking up to the drone of a fan
April showers postponed
An indefinite hold-up

The clouds gather
Sighing over our heads
View limited
By the four corners
Shuttered in

It’s raining now
You step outside for the cool morning air
Reminiscent of wet socks and humidity