knock knock

for thirty five years
shave and a hair cut two bits
my father and i

shaving on one side
sensodyne on the other
knocking through the wall

singing in haiku
“i saw those harbour lights
knocking at my door”

paying him to sing
his birthday seventeenth
my birthday also

cherished brother three
they paid my father twenty
two dollars to sing

his favorite joke
two dollars to sing and
twenty to be quiet

yehudi was in
our “icebox” turning off light
refrigerator

you would have to guess
who’s on tv during dinner
“He’s on tonight”

tom jones glen campbell
kojak mannix columbo
barnaby jones

standing in doorway
on the way to dinner
dancing macarena

my mother’s cooking
makes you so happy you dance
before and after

even without salt
after his heart attack
i was ten years old

oven fried chicken
never having anything fried
still delicious

salt isn’t necessary
unless you have a
salt deficiency

and you can even
though it’s quite unheard of
these united states

haiku tv four or 3184 or something

“don’t condemn a
whole group of people for the
actions of a few”

Archie Bunker said this

`
“get Psychology Today
tomorrow, get Tomorrow’s
Health today”

Bob Newhart
`
“Herb she’s married her
legs are no longer under
your jurisdiction”

The Mothers-In-Law
`
“you are a scorpion
and every word out of
your mouth is a lie”

Covert Affairs
`
“now i’ve never heard
of a reverting dog who
didn’t stay that way”

Columbo
`
“believe me no one
wanted to give you a baby
more than i did”

General Hospital
`
“i haven’t said
anything in two days and
nobody even cared”

D J on Roseanne
`
“he can hate brussel
sprouts, he can hate white people
he can’t hate football”

King of Queens
`
“you have two hours
to collect your belongings
and leave the country”

“this isn’t a test
case Rick it’s how we do business
it’s what we do”

The Assets
`
“do you need a math
tutor because the department
will provide one”

“shot in line duty
ouch you ran over my foot
incredible pain”

Brooklyn Nine Nine
`
“i have no idea
what either of you are doing
but let’s shut up”

Uncle Junior (sopranos) as judge on Good Wife
`
“bring five dollars for
gas and change your shoes you may
have to push the car”

Axl to Sue on The Middle
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