four clams and grandmothers love potatoes

`
a man and woman
sit under multicolored
joseph umbrella

they suddenly age
what happened to those people
twenty years older

elders steal the shade
who knows what is going on
real couple come back

dogs come to say hi
to see if they like our lunch
cheese quesadillas

and the government
blowing up the bluest seas
are we hearing bombs

blasting through waters
“maybe dynamite fishing”
shrimp boats out to sea

one scoop for four clams
remember cone was ten cents
forty years before

daddy paid one buck
fed his family of four
two hot dogs a piece

and then you make five
four dollars for one hot dog
when you came along

move your bloomin a _ _ _
says eliza dolittle
flowers on your bum

your kind grandmother
fish chips and baked potato
and my grandmother

played little piggy
always mashed baked and french fries
they make pulkulees

then she squeezed your cheeks
calling you cunninhora
shana madala

apparently now
it’s time for jimmy buffet
marguerittaville

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there was a fifth and 100th anniversary beach haiku

`
dogs try to come close
masters allow them free reign
and also free rain

seagull sees tin foil
he likes lay’s potato chips
we like even more

heaven in the sand
december seventeenth
four days listening

and now monday
for the next eleven days
bikini christmas

seventy degrees
twenty first through thirty first
magical powers

two days in a row
dolphin appear just for us
when we mention them

kindness and goodness
beautifully fly off your tongue
happier than lark

because i’m a girl
just a little bit softer
playing on my ear

marguerita songs
love thousands of years ago
before birth of jews

thank-you for making
my father’s hundredth birthday
day to remember

every single day
happiness because of you
prince of all mankind

we have watched birdcage
three times today already
will there be a fourth

`

creek of consciousness haiku

~
calm sea an oyster
one day you will find ray ban
in the south of france

sea spits sunglasses
right before your very toes
my serotonin

endorphins also
carrying tiny shih tzu
walking on the beach

enkephalins too
she wears her own sunglasses
cool tiny scarf

never eats your lunch
she plays beach blanket bingo
not with your repast

the love of my life
protects me from triangles
surrounding window

not hamantaschen
different type of triangle
hole in the middle

no one ever needs
protection from a lovely
prune hamantaschen

i will protect you
from horrible commercials
mission possible

they will self destruct
remedy changing channels
volumes by volume

middle of the night
like my jewish grandmother
making all the beds

the last four girlfriend’s
have been vegetarians
devour a burger

~

lizard loves jazz haiku

`
green anode lizard
haven’t seen you in ages
what’s up on your wall

don’t get a splinter
striking out the other day
dear lizard warning

labor day labor
fireworks and cookouts top
he’ll still be vaping

lifeguards have to work
bouncers have to bounce you out
porgy and bess sing

“fish gotta swim, birds
gotta fly, i’ve got to love
one man til i die”

really not a law
never love a narcissist
love the one you’re with

two and a half hours
guiness book of world records
vaping hall of fame

love the saxophone
you will now be entering
love of friday jazz

`

slow down let her catch you

`
they’re going places
black sabbath opening act
“hey slow down buddy

there’s a good looking
woman chasing you , she is
right behind you man”

“i’ll let her catch me”
happily contented man
yelling at joggers

he gives us haiku
while duck is looking at me
questioning manner

trying to follow
cocking his head to one side
duck day afternoon

folks walking around
giant martini glasses
the size of fish bowls

important notice
ideas for the board meeting
not surf board ideas

a cowboy post stands
practice shooting cans off of
crane likes to sit here

watching tiny crabs
september butterfly flies
rebuild crab city

`

flying high in the sky haiku

`
now cocktail hour
roasted peanuts and raisins
cessna flying by

low passenger plane
three windows in front of us
a minute later

plane turns around shore
flying a little higher
probably cocktails

mother and father
seagulls at same altitude
top of each other

way off to the side
probably not their baby
not close family

nesting in green palm
flapping wings at the same time
floating in the next

“party going on
right here a celebration”
through the hemisphere

traveling north bound
nonstop hundreds of birds fly
a lobster buffet

birds read the plane’s sign
they’re going out for dinner
what is to stop them

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