stream of streams

when you get a hanging
judge his wife probably
just burned his toast

`
i’m a southern bell
who just said bloody ell
a tornado warning

`
weighted power lines
one half inch of ice can add
five hundred pounds

`
counting words since
“knee high to a grasshopper”
finally paid off

`
For Nancy Grace
.
you can “put lipstick
on a pig” if you wish that
sure one is willing

if you’re literal
many defense attorneys
do this every day

`

i drink because i’m
thirsty and dehydrated
maybe poet too

i can’t drink or smoke
maybe i’m not a poet
inimicable


now i can’t remember
if you put lipstick or
perfume on pigs

not that it matters
maybe i need a drink now
that will help me think

are you peeking

six four two a m
“bird bird bird, bird is the word
i said bird BIrd BIRD ”

faster and louder
someone stepped on the remote ?
it’s the beach channel

wishing Bubbulah
if someone must awaken
she jumps on the bed

peeking down at you
waveless mattress you can’t feel
hair covering eyes

mustn’t laugh at her
nose asks if you are peeking
don’t open your eyes

if she hears you laugh
licking your face rouse laughter
travels side to side

wake up and play now
running stepping on remote
always channel three

she loves CNN
incessantly CNN
” this is CNN “

he’s in the potty / not harry caray

have you ever
woken to find a haiku
in your potty.

he offed himself
must have fallen from ceiling
into the potty.

was harry carry
committed sewer cide
PTSD bug.

(can’t even type
the haiku i have and this
bug gives me more).

he also gives
ptsd & why i
left s.c).

`
my FATHER always
SANG this song but it isn’t
a haiku,this is.

” a man laid down by the sewer
& by the sewer he died
the people came to the inquest
& they called it sewer cide

oh it ain’t gonna rain no more
it ain’t gonna rain no more
how in the heck can ERRIN
wash her neck
if it ain’t gonna rain no more”?

Speaking of Myrtle Beach

Hotel Tales

in ninth grade, my best friend went with us to litchfield.the most delicious seafood  at myrtle beach comes from murrell’s inlet, so every night, you stood in line forever.one night at drunken jacks, we waited in line and the hosteess called smith party of six. this man said party of five, one of us died waiting in line.that was the funniest joke, i had ever heard in my life. i could not stop laughing, to eat dinner.it was so true , you could spend your life waiting in line for dinner.you should get in line, before you are hungry.

the next day we were on the beach and this tiny lady bent over and covered her eyes and saluted and yelled down the beach  is that you errin spelling. it was my 9th grade english teacher, from greenville,s.c five years later, one day my fiance and i were fishing at this lake in spartanburg, and this woman came home and said she was the owner of the house and  we knew each other .she was my german,german teacher from greenville  and she hugged me. well she never hugged me at school. in fact she asked me why my people couldn’t keep new york clean.i had never even been to new york.

two years later, in a gift shop in kingstree s.c., my mother in law and i were shopping, when this woman came in and i heard her speaking to the sales person.it was driving me crazy, that i knew her voice and i could remember her calling my name and i could not figure out who she was, all day. my mother in law called people and found out her name and only then did i realize she was my 12th grade english teacher.it was strange seeing all 3 in different towns .