lizard loves elvis , i love yankees


they aren’t bashful
so adorable when they speak
pop and fresh dough squeeze

hiring a third guy
they’re driving from nine to nine
doesn’t stop to look

what are stop signs for
he doesn’t show up three times
the first week for work

seventy years old
has to drive for twelve hours
but she enjoys work

last week a rain storm
waited forty five minutes
then began swimming

appearing he’d wrecked
in the grass at pool entrance
next to my condo

quiet new jersey
mother of three yelled at him
to “wake the _ _ _ _ up”

“and take us home”
you can pull out in front of cars
but you cannot sleep

and the line was drawn
thought they would let him do
whatever he wanted

my lizard is back
came out to hear “all shook up”
so perfectly still

birds fly next to him
listening on top of rail
really loves elvis

ran up to see me
“let me be your teddy bear”
“and i love you so”

1 2 3 4 5
tiny birds landing seconds
uncle marvin gaye


just arrived paradise,almost left hard way


“i haven’t done
anything yet and it’s already
awesome” daddy

please do not reserve
south pool chairs with your towel
they will be removed

and then what happens
when you give towels back
you find who guilty are

how embarrassing
lady in powder room tells me
have a nice trip

where am i going
do i have too many bags
i’m already here

“you can either
sit here with us or wear this
and go in the water”

he’s sitting here with us
“nothing to eat today”
“three bowls cereal”

isn’t that something
apparently cereal
isn’t really food

black cowboy boots
blue swim trunks and blue t shirt
will have funny tan lines

had to run away
why do idiots think it’s
alright to smoke here

can’t they sit
in their stupid chair normal people
it doesn’t bother

if only looks could kill
like my chiropractor’s wife
she has the best

the third time
he ran over here he put it out
perfecting my look

straw or cigarette
a game i must play too often
not a fun game

masochist woman
tattoos everywhere bikini
does not cover

ringo’s sister
her hair was bright red last year
for some reason black now

idiot round four
this may be the last haiku
giving him the pool

perhaps choke to death
and my poem blew away when
i threw it and ran

tell’s me it’s alright
idiot facing ocean
and i behind him

what the heck way
do you think the wind is blowing
open your eyes man

you moved from two feet
on my left to two feet on my right
no difference

“it’s getting hot in here
so take off all your clothes”
don’t think that will help


volley ball sand bird


many times over
burying your head in sand
splashing grains around

brown thrasher troubles
why are you bathing in sand
is this new fashion

back scratching technique
your way to play volleyball
volley sand for one

“Brody take a bite
of your hot dog you won’t
have any energy”

“you’ll have to go upstairs
and take a nap you won’t
be able to play”

what a cute way
telling your child to eat dinner
thinking on his feet

i ate everything
no one had to ask me twice
except that one time

sardine sandwiches
thinking it was tuna fish
at my father’s store

my mother brought lunch
glad i’m vegetarian
give seagull sardines

Brody hates hot dogs
jamie livingston ate four
my birthday cook out

father and husband
could eat them every single day
if you let them

they would rather go
to a restaurant with hot dogs
than anywhere else


colorful kite choreography


celebrating times
come on roy g biv seven
kites flying above

tangled together
every color high and low
imitating birds

“shake it for the squirrels”
have to say what the devil
you stop for children

three feet on the side
when a squirrel is sleeping
you apply the brakes fast

apparent to all
receiving your license
Kmart blue light special

“they had splitters on
splitters on splitters
wonder they didn’t burn down”

“hey man do you need
any help it was my grandson
that injured him”

grandfather speaking
his haiku thoughts make me forget
thoughts from last night

he was reading news
reminding him of wife’s parents
their dumb splitters

i break for haiku
people always interrupt
thoughts of kite story


silly summer sitters & a british ankle


synchronized flying
flapping formation follow
eight seagulls in line

their dance recital
as much fun to watch as perform
“they’ve got the beat”

two college girls
sitting behind me singing
a song they just made up

” do you want to paint
a seashell or paint a birdhouse
for five dollars”

“it doesn’t have to be
a seashell but we only
have each other”

i can’t believe
they made the song seventeen syllables
just for me

you can paint my toenails
because i woke up with
sciatica pain

from crossing my legs
i should not have done this
but me heel feels broken

they borrowed my pen
so i have to stop thinking
impossible task

“he’s a bad mamma jamma”
and he doesn’t even know
what this means


* this might be funny
when she comes back from sweden
inaugurate song

Baby Names : Xerxes Zeus and Carl Ripken

hot pink frisbee
fly right here across the sky
across the sea you must

“who’s on vacation”
sunshine on a cloudy day
“who’s from out of town”

wait just a second
aren’t those the same things
vacation and out of town ?

meaning to pretend
i was on vacation
second week of july

always my parents
before i can remember
so did my in-laws

staying next door
to each other when i was little
husband and i

“i’ve seen more of carl
ripken senior since he retired
than junior”

haiku by thee sea
thanks for the syllables jim
even about sports

dexter xerxes and zeus
top of baby names list
“if we had a boy”

i’m still at a loss
you should write what you don’t know
and sports i don’t know

and if you knew xerxes
like i know xerses oh
oh oh what a king

“you’re asking me
what’s for dinner at 4:30
go ask your father”


* my notification page will not appear …long ongoing problem


aqua italian ice
aqua bikini top
aqua towel too

lifeguard beached to nap
next to me in the shade
his second time this week

in different places
lizard comes to watch him
no haiku in this sleep

“i’m a girl watcher”
hey that’s what a lifeguard does
you should watch men too

no one should drown
unless it’s their sorrows
in a margaritaville

jimmy buffet
he’s very big in myrtle beach
singing next door now

on lyndsey’s shirt
carly’s italian ice
her right arm covered tattoos

if this were tv
someone above has planned out
music with beach life



2/7-2/9- Chiang Mai

my lovely niece , elephant and tiger cubs

Return Address: Earth

Well, I am officially in love with Chiang Mai, if only because I got to play with three tiger cubs and one lion cub while there.

After we booked a few tours for the next day, Chris and I explored the Chiang Mai museum and Three Kings Monument, which celebrates the three kings who together established the city of Chiang Mai. The museum detailed Chiang Mai’s history, and how it became part of present-day Thailand.  We then visited three of the city’s Wats, where we got to learn the story of Buddha’s life through a Wat’s murals (and a guide provided to us by a monk).

We went to the walking market, where we immediately understood why it is called a “walking” market- it goes on forever. And ever. And ever. It begins at the Three Kings Monument, where students ranging from, I would guess, 7-20 years old, performed.  We…

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