Friday, April 26, 2013

Poseidon's Tentacle

arching over the seawall
   shattering
spewing salty flesh on my check

Thursday, April 25, 2013

On the Beach

On a rocky New England beach
the waves recede
to the sound of applause

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013

Placing an Order

eggcream in the South
   the question: sunnyside up
or over easy?

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

Last Sounds

hospice
   singers
Freebird!

The Error

Gun
   unattended
life
   ended

The Buzz

swatting the air
    in vain
let it bee

Julie

Vermont fields
     echoed
in her eyes

For Lefty

missing:
    one white paw
and their hearts

The Old Newsman

My phone vibrates in my pocket
another tweet coming in

I keep it near my testicles
it doubles the pleasure

at my age, everything helps.

I don't tweet out, at least not much
I mostly tweet in - CNN, Seacoastonline -
AP, The Dalai Lama, Holy Rascals

It's an old newsman's habit;
I keep in touch so you don't have to.
"Spring into Summer"
   the worn sign on the old motel says,
but I'd rather Fall
faux-piphany:
     when you finally realize
what everyone else already knows

Thursday, April 18, 2013

fingers in pocket
     counting off the syllables
beach-walking haiku
dad died
communication
unchanged

Printed in From the Gean - July, 2013