afraid of sharks
“another one bites the dust”
will not go in ocean
Crystal from jamaica
wanting to braid my hair
flew in with lizard
if you braid shark’s hair
he will never bite your hand
but he can’t pay cash
all the smokers have left
“everybody cut loose”
two men running dive
jumping into each other
one wears miner’s cap
they must think this fun
appears a little painful
replay many times
you can make the call
turning up volume
people run away from wind
delightful cool breeze
“get in the house”
music telling the smokers
to go inside like me
cool but they’re singing
“hot stuff baby this evening”
” hot hot hot hot stuff”
someday i will ask
if they know what century
this is “kokomo”
we’ll “sail off to sea”
whenever music stops
what i learned ,in the last few days :
1a. my maternal grandfather was a major sephardic jewish family of the ottoman empire
1b. mr. mishuginah is still enjoying popping his bubble wrap, fifteen years later
2.i was thinking about my mother-in-law and found out she had died exactly 7 days earlier, at age 91. they said she would not live long because of muscular dystrophy & she outlived everyone.
3.i knew both of my grandfathers were named morris, but i didn’t know both of my grandmothers had the same birthday as one of their daughters.
4. i learned the census taker in 1930 was drunk, because he spelled everyone’s name wrong: my father, uncle , mother,aunts…i know they spelled last names however they felt like , when your grandparents came to this country, but this is their first name & thirty years later.
Your poetic style is unique, refreshing, creative and a whole lotta fun.
lol. thank-you TACP .so you are saying i make that horrible scott peterson fun
Great poem, Errin! And isn’t interesting what we can learn suddenly. ☺️
thank-you cdog. yes, but so much information at once is so confusing,for my poor brain.
Naw. You have fun WITH that rotten bastard, Scott Peterson. Not much else one can do with such a scum bag, eh?
you know what .the first time i ever said that word you just said was to SP on tv & every time he comes on tv , i say you no good ….
Well, if the shoe fits….. 🙂
it does: if you look up that word in the dictionary, you will see SP’s picture
His pic comes up when you Google the word too.
i guess so. i guess i will have to walk into this century..i actually just threw away ,a dictionary , my brother gave me when i was twelve. almost every box i open from the movers is molded or broken
I still much prefer books to the computer. I simply can not read any thing on a “Kindle” either. I love the feel and the smell of paper when I’m reading. I’m just weird I guess. And old, too, I suppose.
no, you aren’t. i’m so old i’ve never even seen a kindle.lol
oh , i don’t like the feel of paper. ever since i moved here,whenever that was or 7 weeks ago,everyday i keep getting paper cuts..sometimes 2 a day.. i have to stop touching paper.
Ah yes. The ole paper cut. Nasty things, eh? Where is it you’ve moved to and from where, if I may ask?
you may. i moved from greenville,s.c. to charleston to arlington, va. to potomac maryland to myrtle beach s.c. & in the last 3 years ,i have moved into 4 different condos at this same plantation…lodge 3 east,to 2 eest, then i bought 2 west in march & then tennis villa a few weeks ago,i think
Wow. You’ve been very busy. Hope you’re happy in your new home.
thank-you. i hope so, because i have been constantly moving for the last 10 years
Me too. Couch to bathroom, couch to bathroom, over and over and over again. Whew! I’m bushed. 🙂
me too. i am so tired .i have been saying that for 15 years. i just went to the kitchen & i always say “oh my g-d i am so tired” & i am still shocked that i am so tired. i can’t believe it.that’s what toxic mold does.
Also makes you see things that aren’t there. I mean, if you cultivate it and put it on pizza. Not that I’ve ever done that. I’m much too tired to do that. 🙂
it also makes you not see things that are there. do you mean make blue cheese for pizza. they would have to cultivate me or my lungs or arteries
That sounds DELICIOUS! A blue cheese pizza. Man, now I’m hungry.
you can have my blue cheese pizza and salad dressing .i would like mozarella
Lucky you to know something new about your grandparents. Unfortunately it is not all the time possible.
Unique expressions,each sentence a new picture.Have a wonderful new 2015.Jalal
thank-you , have a wonderful new year jalal