summer kites champagne raccoons

red and blue circles
intertwining kite tails
circle each other

pirate voyage plane
too much action in the sky
flying above kite

parasailers float
“hot blooded check it and see”
playing hotel left

twin banana boats
do not stand between the signs
exit or enter

you are too cruel
if you play ” don’t be cruel”
again carolina girl

hot donna summer left
right side “don’t be cruel”
yesterday’s choices

donna summer wins
we “celebrated the times”
didn’t “back it up”

champagne five raccoons
will not celebrate on my
roof top anymore

nor hurricanes
entering through the baseball diamond
cutout in roof

bright green bobblehead
lizard bobbing head three times
every step he takes

chase your peanut butter
crackers with pretzel rod
nice hawaiian punch

Blue Jay

standing top pool shed
bossing me around
i don’t know what you’re saying


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(lizard’s first appearance
since he was a baby
dancing poet mate

knowing three lizards
they’re all different colors
so we don’t get confused)

navy, seals & navy seals 6:30-7:30

i wasn’t too happy
wednesday spraying sunscreen
on all his muscles

blocking the landing
i stood far away
building muscles of my own

holding food water
air flip flops V.S. beach bag
pyramid pool life

“i was once on swim
team at UCLA
guy kicked me in the face”

telling his daughter
her girlfriend twenties
how he was once navy seal

not twenty four hours
was i asked if navy seals
can say that they are

have only heard people
say that they were after
they had retired

he looked at me and
said “i like seals” and smiled
he knew i like seals

you like animals
speak in haiku i listen
army, reserves, seal

life of pool party
wins racing twenty year olds
people are cheering

twenty third floor next door
he is so happy but
they cheered for wedding

he knew: i did not
would have figured this out
in an hour or two

he asked if people
cheered at my wedding how did
he know i had one?

i turned my head to think
they way he later did
sideways cannonballs

landing on his head
staying underwater so long
only six feet

i said yes they cheered
but i’m jewish & they cheer
when grooms break the glass

irish italian
speaking with scottish accent
it’s like they just met

daughter didn’t know
anything he’d ever done
neither did his son

ESP vanished
after water board training
i mean water borne

tactical navy
unter wasser training the girls
then turns to me

and said you are next
just me floating on pasta
bye bye ESP

6/20
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5:30 -7:30 MJ & Stevie Wonder

he’s back on the fence
bobblehead lizzard eight times
both watching plane kite

each time flies downward
you hear special sound effects
nhr nhr nhrrr nhrr nhrrr

our eyes are dizzy
too fast for me and lizard
flying rings around

lizard uses whisk
red ring around his collar
doesn’t get red out

he is all puffed up
verblungit is yiddish word
my father uses

no it means confused
ungebluzen and pig means
all puffed up in cheeks

i’m always confused
it should be my middle name
change it from shopping

nervous palm trees
swaying shaking like hula dancers
breezy june days

quiet dove pool shed
watching the waves go by
must be happening spot

pool to yourself
music and wild animals
no splashing dinnertime

“never can say goodbye
no no no no i never
can say goodbye”

now it’s time to go
he “shot a man in reno”
rather fall in sea

johnny cash was
a murderer on columbo
please sir far away

that’s so much better
“signed sealed delivered i’m yours”
sing stevie wonder

on the way back
teenager holds pool door open
“are you coming in”

when i shook my head no
he so sadly said “awwwww”
still wet from mean sea

seven outdoor pools
why would you want one indoors
neither rain nor cold

.

lizard royale

white stucco lizard
royal blue tail across wall
favorite color

between sea and pool
“you are the sun you are the”
lizard runs on fence

in time to music
he stops in certain places
running very fast

training as greyhound
flew in on air jamaica
he will catch rabbit

“every move you make”
running stopping and breathing
“i’ll be watching you”

nineteen seventies
why is every song they sing
in a time machine


(lizard was running
in beat to bar reggae band
both entertaining)

dog days of summer

summertime fish jumping
they are high on cotton
cotton’s high in field

yankees to the shore
southerners flee to beaches
where the air is clean

pesticides in pond
four eyes fish trying to escape
smoke from haystack

dogs jump in car
bringing only towel and bone
forgetting sunscreen

hound chow their puppy
barking at every mail truck
passing subaru

eventually arriving
Lee’s Inlet Kitchen
hush puppy dinner

Wing’s Duncan shopping
shelling out shells for sunscreen
walk along beach

first stop salt water
pond where mullet jump for joy
chasing duck warm up

frisbee on warm sand
cooling off sea, shaking dry
barking at seagulls

back to their condo
egg salad sandwich lunch
peanut butter bones

dreaming of dinner
along the way to the beach
barking at mailman

beer steamed hot dogs Lums
one time owner Caesar’s Palace
sixty million

dining Lums a dream
nebraska massachesetts
only two exist

hitching Drunken Jack’s
hush puppies honey butter
vegan sole filet

strawberry daiquiri
watch fishing boats through window
coquille st jacques

dear weather channel

i love that you state three reasons you do not have email.

here’s a fourth : people would complain about how you are always wrong .

that wasn’t my reason . i wanted to ask you to please stop with the overwhelming tragic pictures . what’s wrong with you. who wants to see this. you can only fit 6 hours of tempertatures on the page , beacause there are a million
heartbreaking ads , you cannot help but see. i’m going to find weather somewhere else. start my own weather station.

i could guess better. how can you be 8 degrees off.there isn’t one day where ,you are right. you cannot even agree with yourself, the tv version of you – the weather channel.have you ever heard of a meteorologist? if my brother -in-law , who is one and a CPA wasn’t retired , i would ask him to please let’s start our own channel. he won an award , as a meteorologist , in georgia.

this is typical. you say the high would be 63
at 2 pm, then on your 10 day forecast at 4 pm , it says the high today was 71 at 1:21. you know you do this.
almost everyday ,like yesterday you said the high would be 69 & only for 2 hours, but it was 71 before even reaching the high.

what i really don’t understand is why the tv gives florence temperatures mainly ,which is 1 & 1/2 hours away.
is that a big tourist area? it takes 5 minutes for you to show the wrong temperature here for 4 seconds..i’m not exaggerating.are you afraid someone in myrtle beach may see the wrong temperatures you show?

i also love when you say it will not rain until 4 pm..0% chance & at 2:20 pm a cement trash can blows across the landing
and tries to knock me down, because the rain is coming in from 4 sides. there’s 2 inches of water on the cement at the pool. you have to hide ,with 6 people , inside the beach umbrella lockers, also in 2 inches of water blowing inside. you can’t close the door because you have bronchitis.

bikini or coat
how do we know what to wear
eight degree difference

a few months ago
warm on the balcony
bikini and sunscreen

twenty mph
wind blowing inside front door
fault not always yours

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

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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