7:40 Superman swims

guards at the front gate
helicopters on the sea
isis plays hashtag

the lower shower
where you wash sand off your toes
small dog takes a bath

superman flies out
you will see two brothers play
follow the leader

underoos and shirts
pajama bottoms exit
indoor to outdoor

gate of the ocean
only two minutes later
superman appears

twelve inches standing
plastic figure in his arms
flew out balcony

superhero dove
perhaps missing the ocean
boys go back upstairs

ten minutes again
here come the Beatles again
expression priceless

gate to the ocean
come back with giant beach ball
embarrassed faces

beach ball decided
he wanted to go swimming
what do we do face

a man hands it back
as he gets out of the pool
over and out ends


Luke I am your father & I speak in haiku


he is luke’s father
“you see that man with the badge
with the silver badge

security guard
he doesn’t like little boys
you come when i call

or i will get him”
lifting luke out of the pool
and right before this

about thirty minutes
you want to take a shower
wanting to hear this

everyone go eat
what i heard was a mother
balcony request

what kind of chicken
would you like from hooters boys
8 and 10 year olds

barbecue honey
like that’s a normal question
adam sandler film

shout from balcony
a woman to two children
hilarious twice

almost solo pool
on the fourteenth floor middle
throwing ice at me

it was only me
possible pebbles from high
you go toward the glass

lady and baby
come out from the indoor pool
no do not come out

was wishing for craig
he came walking down the stairs
just as i said this

they see me pointing
in they go when he comes out
security guard


he’s on her head

very far away
in the month of october
silly one fishing

she has no spider
instead she’s wearing black horns
and so i ask her

didn’t you have spiders
on your head last year
yes, but i have horns now

such a funny sight
wearing black horns on your head
standing by the sea

mr. mullet waves
telling me his name is bill
all three octobers

and i never knew
he tried to rent my condo
asking three people

potato chip man
holding one in his fingers
enticing the birds

seagull in charleston
scratched me once for doing this
eighteen fiance’

are you singing cat scratch
fever in your head right now
because i am

Cat Scratch Fever

“i think i got it
they gave me cat scratch fever
he gave me the cure”


dog day dachshund summer evening

in his mother’s arms
telling me that he missed me
we were nose to nose

ringo dachshund tries
unzipping cooler with nose
laughing makes him stop

then, under the chair
pulling ties to bikini
tickles me again

coppertone dachshund
a dog of many talents
father lets leash go

as his first talent
he can go on letterman
stupid pet tricks

unzipping coolers
they would pay him the big bucks
no bikini pay

almost september
boscoe walks to beach so he
can ride home with me

dogs not unlike child
enjoy riding in golf carts
can tell by their tail

owns his own golf cart
still delights in riding tram
his mother says so


who’s on vacation ,who’s from out of town

orange bikini
doing the breast stroke
her husband in orange shorts

their father’s towel
bright orange also
my least favorite color

disliked since small child
loving fresh orange juice
but not loving the hives

every vacation
until you were twenty eight
and not knowing why

segway into
mr. who’s on vacation
who’s from out of town here

only ten people
but he’s going to give us
a really big show

mr who’s on vacation
is the best, wish that
i knew his real name

birds are arriving
they love to listen to him
gay tweeting along

“just a gigilo”
“i ain’t got nobody
nobody cares for me”

actually the birds
really didn’t care for that
so they flew away

“you’re once twice
three times a birdie to me”
three just landed right in front

while you were writing
had no idea where you were
going with that one

then they helped us out
saw you were writing about them
so they came back


” just a gigilo
just rock to the melody
please remember me ”


whistling confused the squirrels par birdies at the all girl pool


“the water’s out grandma”
“yes i know”, “how could you know
out of my ear”

grandma doesn’t care
if her husband plays golf
it’s only eighteen holes

“no”, why isn’t it
yes it is ,it’s eighteen holes
No, water again

a man is whistling
somewhere on a balcomny
grandmother answers

whistling back and forth
mimicking each other
all the girls are laughing

then grandma shouts
“this is an all girl pool
girls rule, girls aren’t as noisy”

whistling ,pausing
grandmother tells me this is
“the andy griffin show”

shower is running
on the way to jacuzzi
at another pool

little boy jumps out
asks me how i turned this off
tells me he couldn’t

his answer a song
“to the left to the left
to the left to the left”

he then asks me
“are you here with your family”
so i ask are you


cradle for lizard


just a few short days
whiter than new jersey ghosts
now darker than me

hey special lizard
two days in a row bird lands
beside, you boogie

you just have to laugh
who in the world thinks of these songs
did he say this

“heard the old man say
G-d is great beer is good
and people are crazy”

i’ve got no sunshine
on a beautiful sunshiny
or cloudy day

should have waited
longer to come outside
last four requests were country

“good ole rocky top”
south bound train growing on me
“cat’s in the cradle”

let me go inside
build a cradle for lizard
and baby ducklings

“here comes the sun”
“jack go under the limbo stick”
“do the limbo rock”

zero to sixteen
win carly’s italian ice
“know that i’m o win”

two birds flying, dance
“limbo like we did last year”
turn their backs to us

who requested
sweet caroline ,someone’s grandma
revealing herself

seventy red sox
she’s a fan of neil diamond
“hang on it’s Snoopy”

maybe i should request
donna summer , i’ve got
to have percussion

sorry gloria
no idea who sings what song
“hot hot hot hot stuff”

a cradle tonight
cradle baby this evnin
cradle off the wall


tiny toosie’s pool party

everyone’s happy
father holds floating baby
on her back she coos

tiny fingers tap
pint size ripples blue water
awake in this wake

chirping around pool
singing thunder in palm tree
railing stairs cement

little birds flying
modern version moon river
a disney movie

“let’s sing and shout
shake your body down to the ground”
in his pink towel

“i better take this off
i’ll get beat up if i
wear this out of here”

(joke and a haiku
anytime is the right time
man in pink towel)

no one knows who i am
simply because i am not
pink anymore

just arrived paradise,almost left hard way


“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


volley ball sand bird


many times over
burying your head in sand
splashing grains around

brown thrasher troubles
why are you bathing in sand
is this new fashion

back scratching technique
your way to play volleyball
volley sand for one

“Brody take a bite
of your hot dog you won’t
have any energy”

“you’ll have to go upstairs
and take a nap you won’t
be able to play”

what a cute way
telling your child to eat dinner
thinking on his feet

i ate everything
no one had to ask me twice
except that one time

sardine sandwiches
thinking it was tuna fish
at my father’s store

my mother brought lunch
glad i’m vegetarian
give seagull sardines

Brody hates hot dogs
jamie livingston ate four
my birthday cook out

father and husband
could eat them every single day
if you let them

they would rather go
to a restaurant with hot dogs
than anywhere else