just arrived paradise,almost left hard way

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“i haven’t done
anything yet and it’s already
awesome” daddy

please do not reserve
south pool chairs with your towel
they will be removed

and then what happens
when you give towels back
you find who guilty are

how embarrassing
lady in powder room tells me
have a nice trip

where am i going
do i have too many bags
i’m already here

“you can either
sit here with us or wear this
and go in the water”

he’s sitting here with us
“nothing to eat today”
“three bowls cereal”

isn’t that something
apparently cereal
isn’t really food

black cowboy boots
blue swim trunks and blue t shirt
will have funny tan lines

had to run away
why do idiots think it’s
alright to smoke here

can’t they sit
in their stupid chair normal people
it doesn’t bother

if only looks could kill
like my chiropractor’s wife
she has the best

the third time
he ran over here he put it out
perfecting my look

straw or cigarette
a game i must play too often
not a fun game

masochist woman
tattoos everywhere bikini
does not cover

ringo’s sister
her hair was bright red last year
for some reason black now

idiot round four
this may be the last haiku
giving him the pool

perhaps choke to death
and my poem blew away when
i threw it and ran

tell’s me it’s alright
idiot facing ocean
and i behind him

what the heck way
do you think the wind is blowing
open your eyes man

you moved from two feet
on my left to two feet on my right
no difference

“it’s getting hot in here
so take off all your clothes”
don’t think that will help

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There’s No Crying In Beach Ball

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volley or soccer
attacked from behind
ball landed against my shin

after saying dam_
wondered why me of seventy
what are the odds

this is much later
two love birds bickering
calling each other names

“don’t interrupt game
in other words just stand there
and don’t say nothin”

he asked me if i
was catching a cold from the
air conditioning

yes fifteen years ago
i caught a cold from the
air conditioning

“music and passion
always the fashion
at the copacabana”

now that’s a beach song
two years have never heard this
at the cabanas

blue white sheikhs inside
six thousand dollars a week
for the cabanas

twenty something people
trying to decide what
to do for dinner

“last chance for romance”
actually last chance to breathe
cigarette left field

kids could hit you
with ten balls wouldn’t hurt
bad as mother’s cigarette

i was thinking
“this could be heaven and this could be hell”
but it’s hell

two hours deciding
what to have for dinner
just go already

cigarettes not only choke
they make me grumpy
can tell by my poems

also they murder
your aunts and godmother
RJR cheats death row

diversification
have some cookies
with your cigarettes traitors


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