Lovely Summer Day II

cinnamon liqueur
they offer me a bottle
because they’re happy

no one has tried
to get me drunk since last year
“so why did you buy that”

“because we wanted to
ten bottles five ninety nine”
airline bargain

under the big top
we’ll get drunk and have some laughs
monsoon day drizzle

“we’re not too much
for you are we” no of course not
need to take yoga

daughter tells grandpa
when you’re healed from surgery
one hundred per cent

okay we’re drunk now
laughing about tomatoes
and “butt sandwiches”

reminding me
hebrew national commercial
that part’s not kosher

“ham butt” with no crust
grandpa doesn’t like tomatoes
on sandwiches

because they’re Kroger
you need organic tomatoes
his daughter says

“I brought you up on Kroger”
twelve members of his
family laughing

you have to be here
to know why we’re laughing
think because we are drunk

although i’ve never
been drunk and i’m not now
so i really don’t know

now a commercial
“i brought you up on Kroger”
reading apple juice

“see this label
forty percent less sugar
one hundred percent juice”

wondering if
my grandfathers spoke in haiku
only one and three

grandpa you can
speak in haiku and i will
follow pen in fingers

grandpa knows the moves
looks JUST like Chuck Berry
three granddaughters dancing


Lovely Summer Day I

“just one look at you
and the world’s alright with me”
it’s a lovely day

even though it’s pizza friday
in bitter ben’s world
thursday in ours

three months of pizza
and i’ve only had it once
in my birthday suit

” today i don’t feel
like doing anything
just want to lay in bed ”

banana boat flies
on a waveless ocean
like a waveless mattress

from now on i declare
it will rain four hours
before they say so

have just arrived
very dark but it’s not supposed
to rain until six

DJ always stands
how he gets his exercise
on taco friday

limbo contest
he’ll be out there in fifteen
although no one else here

this new
three kites floating parallel
to each other and one falls down

trying to fly
on top of each other
i knew call the CIA

hopping on pine needles
more and more tiny birds beat
“hey soul sister”

wind glorious wind
i love you more than ice cream
blow out the candle

” they’ve got the beat
they’ve got the beat they’ve got the beat
yeah they got the beat ”

no one played this
just popped into my head
some type of haiku music

“because i’m happy”
don’t bring me down condo
the fourth time is the charm

i know , i JUST moved
three times since i’ve had this site
tennis villa hails