chanukkahturkekahgibletkah

on the first day of hanukkah
my true duck will send to me
a round trip ticket to fly for free
join him at home in his palm tree
.
on the second day of chanukah
my true love will explain to me
how thanksgiving and chanukkah can be on the same day you see
and two lovely camels to wrap gifts and saute ghee
yes a big help to me
.
on the third day of hannukkah
my true love will cook for me
three somethings that contain no all er gy
no wheat no sugar, no eggs or soy & they’re glu ten free
they also should come in rhymes of three
.
on the fourth day of chanukkah
my true love bakes for me
four black and white cookies in the state of new jer sey
they don’t come from the south , not that i ever did see
wanted one since they were on seinfeld in a ba ker y
.
on the fifth day of hannukah
my true love grates for me
five potato latkes and one to hang on his tr ee
four black and white cookie
three foods allergy free
two camels sauteing ghee
and my duck waiting in his tree
warm paradise of the red sea

on the sixth day of hanukkah
my true love gives to me
six ipods he bought on the second day of hanukkah , yes black fri dy
(we don’t say day in the south but dy or some of us with accents sill y)
two for my camels,one for my duck and three for me
for home, land and sea
or maybe ipads actually
i forgot what he told me
forgot the difference, a little technical mishuggy

on the seventh day of channukah
my true love makes for me
seven spinning dreidels and a sho pping spree ee
wherever the dreidel lands he ki sses me
like an alle go ry
becuase he thinks it’s like a spin the bottle par ty
and that’s al right with me

on the eighth day of channnukkah
my true love brings to me
eight baby ducks and we wash them in i vory
no not dawn because they’re not greasy
then we have high tea
it’s so pepper min ty
we sit by the sea ,listen to sym phony
dolphin on chord of harp sy
tuna plie instead of play because they’re dol phin free
he pulls out the best gift and it’s not po ppy
hamantaschen with prune if you know my tummy
and a hanukkah filled with frui ty pas t ry
my mother loved jane parker fruit cakes from the A&P
and that’s alright too with me makes hanukkah christ mas y


*You can try to sing
To the twelve days of christmas
And you may succeed

summer with J

as far as you can
see hundreds on sand waiting
for citizenship

what country please
we swam a very long way
eye of the storm

jellies everywhere
translucent hot pink ribbons
each different motif

one tiny bubble
shaped like baby octopus
totally clear

giant pink hearts
sporting two long tentacles
twelve inches long

circular brown
triangular his outer
different from others

floating butterfly
saltwater in your veins
one in every crowd

finally got it up
troubles with his blue kite
flying in the sky
`
” Bodies in the sand
to get away from it all = beach boys / kokomo
where we wanna go ”

summer with an S & starfish

i found a starfish
wanted to place him deeper
perfectly healthy

the diagnosis
remembered two bikinis
saving one life hey

i have bikini
mr mullet can go deep
saving starfish life

little boy stops me
angler wanted the starfish
not to save his life

he said they can’t live
washing ashore is not good
can’t leave their coral.

i say poppycock
only bikinis can save
starfish it seems.
`

sea sun swim splash
surfing shells sauna sip
suntan shower sleep

senora sundae
salmon swordfish strawberry
sandals shorts sup
`
The Lift

third floor please exit
shaking head no wrong floor
they keep motioning

no i want first
you will not fool me this time
“coming from the beach ?

well you’re dressed like it”
no i’m going TO the beach
you had two guesses

(if i’m going down
and my hair isn’t wind blown
and i am not wet)

“how long have you been
here” one year and four weeks
i talk in haiku .
`
Waterfall

i see you cutie
don’t have to bite my finger off
or jump for the bread

ducks are like dogs
see how close we can stand
wiggle our tails.
`
Speaking Of Tails

when i was supping
brother in law a dentist
dining on a tail

i was horrified
said hoping i wouldn’t see
a delicacy

fish was caught by moi
no one to blame but myself
husband who taught me.
`

Sunshine On My Shoulder Makes Me Sunburned

computer said zero
percent chance of rain until
seven p m

one thirty drizzling
on my toes very wet
raindrops sunglasses

clouds blowing fast
will stop in a few minutes
sunshine appears

bridge over the ocean’s creek

cheerleading camp
band formation schools of fish
choreography
.
practicing flashes
who’s on top who pays under
pyramid schemes
.
leader starts cheer
promising fish free dinner
making a straight line
.
they go left then right
never getting anywhere
form circle of trust
.
no such pyramid
leader will lose his life
larger shark waiting
`
Thrift Shop
Macklemore :

” twenty dollars in
my pocket ” “a cold ass
honkey ” “this is awesome ”

” i call that getting
swindled and pimped
those flannel zebra jammies “

what is the angler’s angle

blond curly mullet
catching one silver mullet
it’s what’s for dinner .

“i’ll bet you got a
fifth of whiskey in that bag ”
hawaiian punch .

a gentleman always
lifts his test line never
hitting you on head.

that guy caught two blue
yesterday and one today
standing same spot.

“let me go help him
he can’t cut the tail off ”
hope he swims away .

time for me to go
always sets me up for hailu
five and seven .

knowing why water
is red in bucket now
throwing fisherman back .

.

Muddy Water lyrics :

” Take you a woman
and treat her right she’ll be by
your side night and day “.

haiku, sea ku

no such thing as a
gefilte fish it’s carp white
fish or whatever.
.
Squeaky Clean

it’s coming from
outside the house note on door
i’m in the shower

note has been on door
since tuesday it’s thursday now
what a dumb pumpkin.
.
if i was a ferret
would have died twelve times
last thirteen years.
.
october fishermen
like to tap my head daily
with red test line .
.

ten pink jellyfish
that’s how far i walked not
very far at all.
.
annie and moon pie
two king charles spaniel puppies
stop me coming back.
.
seventeen jellies
little did i know friday
there would be hundreds.
.
we are like two ships
colliding in the night
stuck together.
.
amazing jet ski
dolphin tours do you watch them
or do they watch you ?
.
“daddy can i take
a hot shower no you can
take an ice cold one”.

`
I Saw Stars
Etta Jones

” i heard a birdie
sing so sweet so sweet the
moment i fell for you ” …
.
Cold as Ice

“you’re as cold as ice
someday you’ll pay the price i
know want paradise ” …

“it’s not his face”

“go tell aunt rhody”
she’s really uncle fred

“it’s the right time
and the wrong place

time for mr. bubble
“double double toil and trouble”

have another potato knish
my command is as you wish

spinach crepe or gefilte fish
better get you a larger dish

turtle dove and sparkly fish
waltz together in their niche

~

(It’s Alright With Me / Sinatra)

“Though your face is charming

it’s the Wrong Face not his face

alright with me “.

~

(It’s the Right Time)

“It’s the right time

sun is shining in window

once in a lifetime”

~

(Right Time of the Night)

“You and me baby

the stars are winkin above

for makin love”.

He’s the MesAyah “Alone”

“sitting alone waiting for
you to come home
it’s just so nice” …..

i was asleep
computer on all night
seven three oh.

how could this happen
doing what the song said
at two it knew.

(that was this morning
same thing happened last week
and again at two).
~
you did it again
i didn’t touch anything
was barely awake.

song starts playing
i said that’s mesayah
how did he do that?

jewish but must
follow mesayah think he’s
really mesiah.

a few haiku out of the blue

`
“envious”

his nom de plume
was jealous of his other
nom de plume.

`
“housekeeping”

for over a year
could have had clean towels
i’m the dumb one.

`

“september fishermen”

catch your death
angler’s test line
beheading you.

`

“poodle & shepherd”

ottie and annie
living a dog’s life
two cool katz.

`
“all october/ funny fisherman”

red test line
angler tapping my head
as i walk by.

`
“and she said”

“bloody mary
with a crab leg stuck in it”
almost a haiku

`
“conch”

findinany?
it’s like catchinany
but for sea shells.

`

“weather channel sunday”

mostly cloudy
opposite of mostly sunny
never get it right.

`

“sun in your eyes”

walking backwards
mr. am i behind you
or in front of you.

`

“Roxanne”

“you don’t have
to put on the red light”
or your clothes.

`

“big bang theory/ leonard ”

” because if all guys
were like me the human race
couldn’t survive”

`
“braces”

dental hygenist
loves bread and cheetoes
favorite work.

`
“you sound marvelous”

rock star maid
earpiece on her head
sings while she works.

`
walmart

frozen spinach
place in microwave listen
for metal popping .

`
“snoopy doesn’t hang”

“hang on sloopy”
won a yellow t shirt
a little tight.

.
thought it was snoopy
for near ninety year
fear i can’t hear.

Gumba my movie man

the ” movie man”
took me to see piano man
fourth row center.

fourth row right
x husband’s divorce lawyer
said happy new year.

handsomest jewish man
in south carolina
want to see movie?

gumba said no
tell him i’m your movie man
i call you gumba.

he never gave me
beer or punch in the nose
like you joked.

beautiful necklace
sixty inch mitsubushi
reserved hockey box
`

Billy Joel / Piano Man
`
“sing us a song
you’re the piano man
a song tonight”
`