“hellou hellew”

seven am heilou
fourth day four hour cat nap
it’s avon calling

are you kidding me
avon calling myrtle beach
vacation condos

where’s security
no girl scout cookies but this
my tranquil birthday

no one lets me sleep
repeating hellou hellew
it’s avon calling

i open my eyes
to find edward scissorhands
i was not amused

although i did laugh
because it had seemed so real
awake pudding proof

will i ever learn
keep channel on tv land
quiet mayberry

myrtle beach was in egypt land

Jazzy jellyfish
offering peppermint tea
twelve hours three days

driving to the beach
usual sixty seconds
we wave at pierre

all the ducks crossing
throw before passover crumbs
they wanted matzo

little yamulkahs
disturbing their passover
seder with turtle

palm trees covering
shade their long flowing tables
fluffy matzo balls

no one understands
seagull asking four questions
foreign dialect

must be from jersey
“why is this night different
from all other nights”

the sea doesn’t part
no more parting since pharoah
only hurricanes

should sea divide
weather channel will be there to
tell you about this

not the wine talking
pesticide mold smoke plaster
famine no sorrow

is it morning yet

but how do you know
when you don’t get enough sleep
no one asked did they

1 wake up to find that
the water you boiled last night
still warm on the stove

2 fall asleep at four am
but when you wake up
it’s still dark outside

3 the same movie you
were watching when you fell asleep
isn’t over

4 you are watching
george and gracie from three a m
until four a m

5 you eat celery
because calcium is supposed
to help you sleep

6. valerian root
didn’t help in eighties
nor tranquilizer now

why would celery?
jack lalanne said that it did
came with my juicer

five wasted hours
thirty five hours each week
do not do the math