Monday, September 30, 2013


Its not being broke and all bills paid.
Its  visitor decidingto spend
90 minuteson phone with abusive
ex rather than be a good guest.

Its frozen yogurt place switching sign from  "coming soon" to "open"
Its lementing wash left at laundry
because assistant didn't arrive
to receive retrieval instructions.

Its finally talking to your grandma 7 hours South.
Its vowing tomorrow
is absolute last chance
of wayward assistant. 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Due Date

I was supposed to be born on this day
37 years ago according to the
medical industrial complex,
defiant from the first I decided
to emerge twelve weeks early.

Even though I love the life
I’ve built,, I wonder who\
the me born 84 days
subsequent would’ve been?

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Ode to Billy Bob

(in response to the song Redneck Crazy the lyrics of which I finally listened to today)

 Afterward, they'll be one more angry young man
sitting in 6 by 8,
sent here by a woman; hardly a first for his clan.
Overwhelming  love changed into unwarranted hate
if reasons he can’t discover,
despite hours of thought
since blue boy pulled him from behind
 one of  Dogwood trees he’d planted for his  former lover.
Now his record will have another blot.
Wishing he’d thought before boozed induced plot came to mind.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Daily Bread

Food pantry restocks.
Shelves barren,
despite disability check
& blogging job.

I rejoice
in the aroma of toasting bread
and  the knowledge that
tonight is the last night
on the every six hour antibiotics
that waken  me and require consumption
 at odd  hours.

Thursday, September 26, 2013


This morning
marks the beginning
of a new period of wellness
after a course of antibiotics
that turned  me a version
of   that comatose Disney Princess,
a duo of  infections that lowered my oxygen level
and had me spewing mucus for two weeks,
and two non-rehabilitated  broken bones.

I tell myself
exactly one more
day of ease until I return
to something called normality,
as I opt to remain horizontal
for now.