Pink summer

twenty cheerleaders
hot pink bikini circles
d j plays for me

party on rooftop
forgetting it was friday
changing days around

never have you seen
so many hot pink bikinis
in one blue pool

cheerleaders remind
family guy’s peter griffin
water ballet

in another life
i was a gefilte fish
pike whitefish and carp

how very polite
extremely wrong “you don’t mind
if i smoke do you”

why would i mind
came outside to cough sawdust
plaster and mold away

why would you pick me
entire reason i’m here
is for clean sea air

three mormon women
ottie and annie also
join me for cocktails

mine was water
they were discussing shots
but probably were joking

world war two movies
writing book about the war
ask if i’m mormon

“my bitter friend is”
so i know you couldn’t be
drinking alcohol

if you have your health
nothing more to want than
sky saxophone floating

most beautiful pool
two three dimensional kites
saxophone plays jazz

warm “bathwater” calms
cool wind blows everywhere
you don’t want to get out

people are shouting
at me like they usually do
not in haiku

“your favorite color
is purple isn’t it”
man on white sidewalk

laugh and shake head yes
even though you were thinking
blue after he left

purple wrist key
noodle top sandals was his
logical reasoning

silly raccoon
sleeping in Y hears toes grass
goes down inside tree trunk

peaceful opossum

why shape perfect wye
opossum posing in his dream
sleeping ten to five

neck tail tip touching
forming ball parallel sea
changing point of view

facing me next pool
hammering causing him strife
sleeping in tree top

plantation opossum
how do you keep from falling
may i spoon with you

disturbing noises
cannot crawl out from under
adaptable friend

can’t imagine finding
new home in five minutes
gifted tranquil wise

valentine opossum
watching animal planet
sipping club soda

sharing lite lunch
“my heart BEETS for you salad”
icicle free nap

your heart won’t thank you
take fave opossum to lunch
heart cookie cutter

dagger through my heart
stalactites verse stalagmite
doesn’t matter which

self-possessed opossum
narcissistic traits
destroying roof crest
___

(he showed me his mask
animal dyslexia
he was a raccoon)

(still two syllables
too tired to change his name
raccoon plays opossum)

haiku appear out of thin air

it’s a joke to me
because i don’t have much
oxygen in my brain.

i have hundreds of haiku ;enough to last until next summer, but not a lot of time.

haiku appear from
nowhere but questions for movers
take too much thought.

i started this in florida to write about criminal companies, but i had to wait until the criminals were finished, so instead i wrote about the crime in orlando. then i was sidetracked by haiku month last february.

last week a woman who retired from the legislature in n.j. moved here full time, to her home of 30 years.she never wants to leave..she also was in florida , 30 minutes from me & cried every day.florida will do that to you.she gave her son money for child care & came here with her husband.. even their 14 year old dog bosco got ill from depression in florida….that’s what his vet said.why not a dog.last week i saw a horse, who was depressed on andy griffith, when his father went on vacation.

florida should be the state that makes you cry,or universal orlando…i cry because there is no pizza hut there to deliver.why do i keep moving to places with no pizza hut delivery…potomac maryland- no pizza hut & now myrtle beach in this zip code either.the last time i had a veggie lover’s was 2004 at my house in charleston.
why am i thinking of pizza, because yesterday some criminal searched the best time to deliver pizza flyers & found me here.

only a criminal would do that, b/c it is illegal.they are asking the best time to commit a crime.the only way to put the pizza mafia out of business is if everyone calls the phone number on the flyer over & over so no one can order pizza & i don’t think that will work…they will just keep going to jail & hiring people who make bail & making pizza in bathtubs or just stealing your credit card number when you call for a nonexistent pizza.

last week i started to write a long story about stupid people asking me the same question over & over for 2 years, & instead of punching them ,saying you can go read my answer here.it isn’t anyone at wordpress, but i decided not to, because if you don’t have enough time to read people you follow, you shouldn’t write.and i am busy thinking up questions for movers..

it takes me six days to think of each question.i only have five now.they aren’t simple. they are very strange questions, because no one has been in this situation before.
how do you move to a city that only has furnished condos & get your things from 2 other states & 2 other condos & you have to use 2 different movers . you have no choice.

one of these companies who you didn’t hire came into your home and took everything you own while you were at the hospital .some day i will write stories about them.

they pretended to pack the entire place that i had spent 2 months packing & i have 11 witnesses & charged me 4700.00 to go 10 minutes away.. the same exact things allied had charged me only 1800.00 to move to maryland from s.c. that i had packed.
just now i found a mover who will go the same distance estimates 793.00. they really have to pack this time though, because i left 9 years ago & i can’t go in the building with toxic mold.

last week someone said you have spent 12,000 storing your things for 2 years…i didn’t say no i spent 24,000 storing 2 homes, because don’t you think i know that.i’m not bitter ben i can do math..why do you think i can’t sleep…700.00 for a condo & 1000.00 to store everything you own.obviously my things are very important & the next person who says something is leaving through the window & then i will be on law & order in jail.so do me a favor & don’t ask any more stupid questions.

why don’t i go into your home & take everything you own away from you,all your pictures of your parents, your dog who was your life, your clothes, your 80 black dresses , all the wedding presents your dead relatives gave you, all the needlepoint & knitting your mother made in her life, the 300 scarves you made, rugs you made, needlepoint picctures, your pillows it hurts your neck to sleep without & you can’t find comfortable ones anywhere, your prescriptions for 3 months , that’s only 6000.00, 16 bottles of supplemants the dr just gave you, you can’t just get at the store……………..the real list is much better, but i am trying to not remember
what they really have, or i will never sleep & the crazy guys who stole the floor outside my bedroom so i am trapped since sunday on the fourth floor again ,with the saw buzzing , cutting wood to make new floors at 8 am every day.
tomorrow if they aren’t finished , i will cut a hole in the balcony screen & climb the tree & play with the 3 raccoons i see, who really shouldn’t be there: then we will go to the beach, b/c it’s 73 tomorrow and all of the conch shells will be for us.

they just love to waste money here building .last week they decided to build a new sidewalk all the way to the highway. nothing was wrong with the old one.for some reason this means you have to lock my lunch, clothes ,haiku & shoes in the beach pool & say they told you to lock the beach, which is nowhere near the sidewalk. but that’s not as bad as the 2 people the security guard locked in the pool.maybe next time he will look.it was alright , i had crackers on my towel at the beach.no it wasn’t when i went back, jonathan livingston seagull & 30 of his closest friends had pecked the crackers open. they even opened the bag of shells & threw them around.

jacuzzi raccoon

jacuzzi raccoon

peeking from behind the tree

wants to join us.

out in the sunshine

better not let him get in

may have a fever.

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“country girl (shake it for me)”
luke bryan

“in the georgia mud

country girl shake it for me

make me fall in love”

“come on over here

shake it for the squirrels

get in my arms”


“you give me fever” eddie cooley & otis blackwell

“never know how much

i’m gonna treat you right

all through the night”