first year in d.c.

told him he wasn’t
gary condit and i wasn’t
chandra levy

this was the same year . no one knew what had happened to chandra & they were blaming condit. there was a story about some guy running around attacking women jogging in rock creek parkway, while listening to music. that’s what chandra was doing. but our stupid laws let murderers run around too long.. the newspaper said this guy attacked two women but he didn’t kill them.apparently, that means you have to do the exact same thing every single time or you aren’t a suspect. i knew it was him from the beginning. it wasn’t that hard to figure out.it took years….

boyfriend from ” two jews and a cowboy cafe ” , said one day , he was signing fake names , when he came to visit me & my answer was apparently a haiku & we laughed , but it wasn’t funny. when he said that i thought , at least there are cameras everywhere in this building. my cab driver / policeman had a talk with him, the first day, but i was from s.c. & he was from boston & all i could think of was gary condit , when he said that.i didn’t want to be paranoid. no one had mentioned the murdering criminal in the park yet. maybe he thought his real name was too famous.

sheep part I

some people count sheep
counting coincidences
it’s like noah’s ark

wed chiropractor
supervisor ATF
was second boyfriend

then jewish reporter
USA Today
another exact same

ATF first job
used to be an ambulance
in NY City

he said people step
over someone having heart attack
on sidewalk

now works for police
at one federal plaza
during 911

lone chiropractor
can say he was husband
so that doesn’t count

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which way doth the wind bloweth

yesterday i was
facing wrong direction i
was facing north

i guessed because sign
said you are now entering
north myrtle beach

then i heard a man
sitting behind talking to
his wife on the phone

he told her which way
wind was blowing very hard
confirmed suspicion

i had seen this man
walking same direction as
i was on the beach

the coincidence
of this man telling his wife
exact same timing

guessing bitter wind
learning north south east & west
synchronicity

yankee sign means north
egret paradise is south
stuck in the middle

`

i will never learn
elevator east or west
moving from d.c.

on the very end
front desk not knowing answer
they asked the question

six hundred miles away
one could need ambulance
maybe you could look

whichever way i’m facing
always wrong direction
boring wind poem

now they are busy
guessing which way snow bloweth
cannot move in snow

mr mishuginah II and bubbulah

picks up my shih tzu
they watch seinfeld together
make funny poses.

i take their photos
in my mother’s rocking chair
she sits on his head.

she allows posing
upside down in his arms
cradled close to floor.

way to watch seinfeld
piggy back on his shoulders
they are so funny.

then he says hello
sometimes during commercials
realizing i’m there.

he kisses my arm
like gomez adams but he
never kisses me.

day two calls doctor
article in newspaper
CFIDS contagious? ( see fids )

my doctor tells him
nine nine point nine percent sure
isn’t contagious.

doesn’t believe him
top doctor in his field
calls other doctors.

italian restaurant
said he loves me because i’m
friends with old people.

he’s cold at pizza hut
covers his head with coat
while we eat dinner.

D.C. three years later
seinfeld still on at seven
while we eat dinner.

still no hello until
commercials that’s when
i’m allowed to speak.

once instead of hello
he said you cook better
than my mother did.

mr. mishuginah haiku

`
if seinfeld is on
goes straight to his chair saying
hello when over.

(Sunday Nights)
pizza at seven
he picks the movie because
G-d knows i can’t.

i’m only errin
spelling four movies per week
why listen to me.

what could i know read
every yankee newspaper
don’t ask your girlfriend.

after four years
one night he asked what i
wanted to watch.

mad about you finale
after two minutes
he said you like this?
`
(sunday morning)
read every new york
newspaper run through arlington
cemetery.

when ordering pizza
ask if it comes with bread
bread every meal.

likes to shower
when lightning strikes it only
strikes once for thee.

thursday night jazz
friday night jazz saturday
night you guessed.

saturday watch him
hit golf balls and planes land at
national airport

only interest is
going to library seeing
who is correct.

now he runs by himself
arlington cemetery
i don’t watch.

is your boyfriend crazier than larry david

in the tv land marathon of curb your enthusiasm, cheryl calls larry, from a plane she thinks may be crashing in a storm. larry says just a minute, the tivo guy is here. she , rightly so ,left him, running far away with the man in the next seat.

it was the year 1998, when the airport was called national. my boyfriend said why don’t you come to d.c. for a week. after a week, you are packing and he says why don’t you stay another week.then you spend the entire evening on hold changing your ticket.then, why don’t you stay another week. then why not 3 more days. why not one day. why not another week.. it always ended after 4-6 weeks, but you never knew that would be how it turned out. well you might, but i didn’t. twelve round trips…

so, one sunday there was a terrible storm,lightning, not quite hurricane hugo , when we arrived at the airport. i am afraid of planes in the sun,on the ground.there was no way i was going to get on the plane, but mr. mishuginah decided it was time to go. he didn’t want to take me home, so i said take me to a hotel. finally, he took me home.

well at least larry didn’t put cheryl on the plane in a storm.and he claims he didn’t hear why she was calling.

turbulant nightmares

caring only about self

lightning strikes above.

during my funeral

asking to play golf

because it was too long.