duck duck duck seagull

pierre stands behind
to the right favorite spot
two inches behind

how do you know him
because all ducks look alike
he will push your knee

game that children play
taking bread from my fingers
every other duck

saltwater swimming
paddling their feet while eating
suddenly seagulls

crash landing flapping
scare everyone taking bread
away darling ducks

motionless afraid
ducks pretend they are statues
looking for hitchcock

i am so afraid
of him even though i’ve never
seen his movies

i imagine this
ducks are imagining too
unfriendly seagulls

no they aren’t imagining
ducks experiencing
seagulls pecking


john writes friends at work
december i’m at the beach
seventy seven

of course jealousy
then everyone grows colder
i explain the wind

13 m.p.h.
ten day forecast is shocking
checks out on their phones

have i turned into
weather channel ask bitter ben
he will tell you

why do we yell fore
golf course hit on the noggin
look ahead beware

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.