a trip to paradise for sale or lease haiku

last chance 6 months or a year: 1000.00 also includes electricity,wireless,cable, water, phone,sleeper sofa,1 1/2 baths, i bedroom…..(weekly vacations start at 670.00 same condo) north myrtle beach



furnished beach condo
one thousand dollars each month
six months or longer

non smoking indoors
one hundred steps to the sea
you can ride the tram

blue granite kitchen
air conditioning is new
new appliances

a quiet top floor
parachutes drift in the sky
your living room view

seven outdoor pools
beach club ,tennis ,ducks ,putting
indoor pool also


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Punku, 6-10

Garden Path


Although murderous,
sin fails to describe,
the praying mantis.


Doctors with good
bedside manners tend
not to lose patients.


The myth of college
cannibals is they only
eat raw-men noodles.


The waiter asked if
I wanted mussels –
dinner was awkward.


If Grease is next to
Turkey, then where is
the Mashed Potatoes?

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Snow dancer

writing in airplanes

Your pixie breath catches the light
on an icy cold day when snow
sets off the color of your pink hair
Dancing in front of me just a moment
so that I notice your eyes are black
painted on the surface of your face,
impenetrable as the frozen water beneath you
Just a moment before you are gone –
your presence fading in vapor
leaving me exposed, skin stuck to await you

It’s a good day to stay indoors and write. Enjoy the snow.

©Daniel von der Embse

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The Life of Dan

daniel was so kind to me,such beautiful words ,just a few days ago. i am so sad and can’t imagine what his family is going through

writing in airplanes

Our dear husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend, Dan von der Embse, passed away suddenly on February 3, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah of a pulmonary embolism. He was 59 years old.

Dan was born on December 7th 1955 in Mansfield, Ohio to Charles Vonder Embse and Kathleen (Schmutzler) Vonder Embse. He grew up in Mansfield and attended Ashland University, graduating with a degree in theater before embarking on a long and successful career in advertising.

Dan married Jayne, and became the very proud father of Alex von der Embse. He later married his best friend and love of his life, Gina Pingitore. Dan cherished time spent with Gina at their Westlake Village home, and on their many trips together abroad. He especially loved their long journeys to Italy, where he felt a deep kinship and connection to the Italian people and their culture. Dan and Gina planned to…

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all i want for hanukkah is olivia pope

On the first night, second day of hanukkah, scandals’s on ABC
you can watch with me
or on your own tv
is even on hulu for free
we will drink sweet tea
sandwhich you some turkey
yes with cranberry
mine bread’s gluten free
just for you turkey
spinach quiche with brie
that will be for me
pumpkin muffins with cranberry
desert crepe blueberry
cause bf’s allergic to strawberry
also father ,daddy
“eat anything that won’t eat me”
rather listen to john cocuzzi
also with john prevetti
and big joe , who make “THE BIG THREE”
jazz in washington d.c.
cool katz yes sir ee
sing jazzy christmas by the tree
piano and fire , john cocuzzi, the
my favorite hanukkah you see
but i am by the sea
so i’ll watch scandal on tv
wait for gift, filigree
not on bended knee
but through the chimney
and a malibu barbie


it’s that time of year.well, no  it’s a different time, every year.you have to look at the jewish calendar or an american calendar and subtract a day.only four more shopping days or  if you are reformed five more shopping days.so hard to find a good parking place.the lines at the mall are unbelieveable.the hanukkah decorations are beautiful,if you can find any decorations. macy’s has so many dreidel ornaments to hang on your tree, but you don’t have a tree. unless… you are married to someone who is christian.there must be a lot of interfaith marriages.why else would macy’s have so many different hanukkah, chridtmas tree ornaments.bloomingdales always has chocolate covered apples with royal blue ribbons. i like to decorate with these, because i haven’t seen any new hanukkah decorations ,since 1st  grade. godiva likes to wrap candy boxes in blue ribbon also. that magically turns them into chanukkah gifts.

you watch for all…

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