Have you heard 'bout the poor country bumpkin And his horse who would only eat pumpkin? It grew so obese That it frightened his geese And he gave it the name "Fatty Lumpkin" * *with apologies to J.R.R. Tolkien
“You’re such a strange critter “ He posted on Twitter And waited until she replied. “You’re just being bitter” She said, then he hit her And dragged her limp body inside. A full moon had risen O’er the site of her prison He could not control what he did And those who would listen Knew … Continue reading Werewolf?
In the dark of your room Something cold from the tomb Awakes you with feelings of dread Seems to float and to hover Then pulls on your cover And sidles up next to your bed Its image is fearsome A face without eyes An energy making you swoon It radiates outward Your hair it will … Continue reading Apparition
Breathing deeply from a long brisk walk, I sit to write this. On a very cool October day, the one before I turn 67, a young boy of about twelve approaches me on the path. He's a handsome kid, with red red hair and freckles, and has no qualms about making eye contact. He smiles, … Continue reading The future
This not mine...I first heard it on The Smothers Brothers back in 19– If bread always lands buttered side down, and cats always land on their feet, what would happen if you strapped your bread to the back of a cat and dropped him out the window? I wanna know.
I heard that they will float you In a sea of Epsom Salt To ease away your tension And things that aren’t your fault You’re naked, with a blindfold The water is just right Then the doctors mention “Do not put up a fight”. “We’ll use you as a guinea pig To get our readings … Continue reading Salt Sea Calm
Mister Bluetooth Feels as though he is wired to receive, Willing or no, The auras and vibes of those travelling through time with him. Chance encounters that many would not mark Shower him with ceaseless impressions. Some souls seem born with wells of kindness. He returns what he has of this, out of tired … Continue reading Mister BlueTooth
According to the Cambridge English Dictionary, an epiphany is a moment when you suddenly feel that you understand, or suddenly become conscious of, something that is very important to you. At eleven When you took the back way home from school Through the snow and ice To avoid the pursuing bullies. You got wet and cold, … Continue reading Epiphanies
We had been looking for a place to rent near town because our landlord gave us notice to vacate. His kids wanted the house to live in. We'd never lived in the country before, but were attracted by an ad for a newly renovated farmhouse. Met with the owner, signed a lease, and moved in. … Continue reading “It’s just Colin”
On my desktop, I've been in the habit of saving thousands of pictures from the internet. I have loaded them into a screensaver so that each one dissolves into the next, after a few seconds. Most of them have been collected because they elicit some kind of emotional response from the viewer, or at least … Continue reading The picture that bothers me