shark sail sale


afraid of sharks
“another one bites the dust”
will not go in ocean

Crystal from jamaica
wanting to braid my hair
flew in with lizard

if you braid shark’s hair
he will never bite your hand
but he can’t pay cash

thirty m.p.h.
all the smokers have left
“everybody cut loose”

two men running dive
jumping into each other
one wears miner’s cap

they must think this fun
appears a little painful
replay many times

alcohol involved
everyday ordinary
you can make the call

turning up volume
people run away from wind
delightful cool breeze

“get in the house”
music telling the smokers
to go inside like me

cool but they’re singing
“hot stuff baby this evening”
” hot hot hot hot stuff”

someday i will ask
if they know what century
this is “kokomo”

we’ll “sail off to sea”
whenever music stops
“defying gravity”


what i learned ,in the last few days :

1a. my maternal grandfather was a major sephardic jewish family of the ottoman empire

1b. mr. mishuginah is still enjoying popping his bubble wrap, fifteen years later

2.i was thinking about my mother-in-law and found out she had died exactly 7 days earlier, at age 91. they said she would not live long because of muscular dystrophy & she outlived everyone.

3.i knew both of my grandfathers were named morris, but i didn’t know both of my grandmothers had the same birthday as one of their daughters.

4. i learned the census taker in 1930 was drunk, because he spelled everyone’s name wrong: my father, uncle , mother,aunts…i know they spelled last names however they felt like , when your grandparents came to this country, but this is their first name & thirty years later.


clairol natural instincts 20R malaysian cherry

why can no one find you? you are the most beautiful color  in the world. people everywhere complain they cannot find you.i spend at least 20 hours a year searching for you.everywhere i go, people say oh your hair is so beautiful,even in the ER,when your hair is obviously messed up,or your internist wants the color, or you are riding the elevator in bloomingdales.i have never used anything other than you.

five years ago,my cab driver ,who has a master’s in physics brought this beautiful box of 20R to me and said look it has no chemicals.then, no one in d.c., maryland or va. ever had it again.i finally wrote clairol and this man told me i could buy it at ebay and i said no you cannot,i just spent 3 days searching ebay and what you see is a letter from me asking to buy it. he was absolutely no one has been any help ever since and i still find people saying how beautiful and that it was discontinued.if you want to pay 25.00 ,you can order it from canada or other places. why? clairol, why do you have such a beautiful color, but you will not sell ….