Category Archives: Poetry

Ode to the Halitosis

inspired by the poem generator at https://www.poem-generator.org.uk/

Halitosis, you inspire me to write.
How I love the way you waft and hover,
Invading my air all day into night,
Reminding of a departed lover.

Shall I compare you to a passing stench?
You are too exhaled, airy and dental.
Like a fog of farts around a park bench,
Latest autumn’s scent of pungent fennell.

How do I sniff you? Let me count the ways.
I note your miasma, flavor and breath.
Thinking of your tailed odor fills my days.
My memory demands a judgmental meth.

Now I must away with a burning heart,
Recall these varnished words whilst we’re apart.

Draft Day

I seek an alternative
To kill or be killed
The worms in the foxhole
Care not whom they devour
 
Like the commander
Bathing in his gold tub in his ivory tower
The blood slides down the porcelain
Tracing an ellipsis
That defies the gravity

2007

Holiday Haiku

Holiday Haiku #1

Sledding in the park
Push, rush, hold tight, steer, Steer, STEER
Cold mouthfuls of snow

#2

Holiday array
What is the perfect greeting?
“Have a nice solstice”?

#3

Empty parking lot
Wal-mart employees sent home
With empty pockets

#4

Blinking twinkling lights
Hypnotize the dog and cat
Silent night indeed

Holiday Haiku #5

Awoke in Town Park
Snowy and surrounded by
Manger, menorah

#6

Children rise early
Anxiously hovering near
Their parents’ alarm

#7

Elmo and Patsy
On the radio again
Hand me the hammer

#8

Midnight bells outside
Broken shingles in the snow
Boot stains on the rug

Holiday Haiku #9

Colorful landfill
Tied in bows and jolly wreaths
Who will unwrap you?

#10

Who baked these cookies?
They’re funky, but taste okay
What’s this stuff on top?

#11

Dancing Santa Claus
Flapping Fish, musical bear
Pulsing temple pain

#12

They can stay up late
Give the children chocolate
Maybe they’ll sleep in

2005