Cat curled

Spider climbing

Crack on wall

Wind whipped leaves

Fireplace warm


looks out her window

Remembering Continue reading Hidden


Something Unexpected

Something Unexpected comes your way

Yes, it happens to me all the time

And, what is that you ask?

I might tell you

I really haven’t come up with much in about six decades, maybe longer, my friend

Lord knows, I’ve tried my best to figure my existence out

How about you, have you ever wondered?

Where was I?

I missed the Continue reading Something Unexpected


The shrill desert wind blows dry on my wicked unshaven face

The Gecko pops out of a Heineken bottle

He licks his eye catching the ant crawling on it

Paltry desert

Yuccas and cactus swarm honing in smothering me

They bristle in the sun as it Continue reading Desideratum

Night Blooming Jasmine

Man alive!

Look at what I just saw deep down in that dark cavern!

It has two heads!


Wait, it’s dark!

I can’t really see it too good

But, that thing is moving

It’s fluttering it’s Continue reading Night Blooming Jasmine

Ode to Uncle Joe

The Ode to Uncle Joe

I sing to you!

Uncle had some wisdom

You know he had a tid bit of it

At least, give him that credit, will ya!

He lived his life the way he wanted to, didn’t he?

Turn me on, Deadman

Stop that!

Respect Poor Old Uncle Joe!

It’s his Funeral

Poor Old Uncle Joe can Continue reading Ode to Uncle Joe

Darkly Winged

Something darkly winged flies my way

Whooshing right over my head like a dive bomber

Flying in a circle above Finkelstein’s roof

Crying its song as well as we speak

Fanning wings echoing in its flight

Fades into the setting sun, wings flapping down and up

Moonlit night soaring chimney height

Embracing twilight throughout the Continue reading Darkly Winged

Thoughts on Writing

Subtle messages seem to pop out of nowhere. It doesn’t matter what I’m doing. I carry a small yellow sticky pad in my truck, just in case. Inspiration doesn’t give any notice or wait for you, and if you don’t write it down, it’s lost forever. But, I don’t usually worry about that, because it will just Continue reading Thoughts on Writing