Friday, May 18, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Zoo Feet

My feet are sore
while I stroll the zoo.
My toes are cramped,

must be my shoes.

A blister develops -
I hobble instead of walk.
I don't want to see lions
or red-tailed hawks.

I'm in a lot of pain -
don't take my photograph.
I am going to sit awhile
on the bench by the giraffe.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Wrong Number

Sometimes when I sit
I hear a faint beep
Then a faraway voice,
"I'm trying to sleep!"

When this happens,
I get a pain in my gut.
I've dialed someone
Using my butt.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Cactus Shadow

with its
o-u-t-s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d a-r-m-s
as it
                                                             its black shadow across the driveway

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mom Love

You were "Mommy"
when I was tiny.
You loved me
though I was whiny.

Then you became "Mom"
as I got older.
I rolled my eyes
and shrugged my shoulder.

Your love for me
was still there
despite my hormones
and teenage-death-stare.

Then you became "Patzy"
when I married Joe.
Enduring his flatulence -
you go with the flow.

Now you're "Grandma"
to my two daughters.
You've loved them
before they were talkers.

I love you, Mom,
you are the best.
Because you are my Mom
I feel blessed.

Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Book Look

I check every shelf
for a popular book.
I can't seem to find it
no matter where I look.

I check the entire library,
including the encyclopedia.
Nothing about this book
is listed under "media".

I get asked to "Like".
I get asked to "Friend".
But without my own book
I can not comprehend.

The book I'm looking for
is filled with many faces.
Maybe I am looking
in all the wrong places?

Dad suggests the Internet,
so I have a look.
Finally I understand...
Facebook is not a book!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Who Am I?

I live in a mobile home
I carry on my back.
I walk slow and steady -
Speed is what I lack.

Being slow is not bad,
That's not what Hare would say.
While he speeds through the race
I'm enjoying this spring day.

Who am I?

Thursday, May 10, 2012

One Too Many Bananas

One banana,
two bananas,
three bananas,

Oh no, I'm
                           on the floor!


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

My Very Own Pet

At the pet store,
Heading for the door,
I beg for my very own pet.

Dad says, "Move along."
Mom hums a song.
"I'm not leaving," I threat.

They continue to walk,
In the aisle I balk,
I am spitting mad.

They say, "No,
It's time to go!"
I feel horribly bad.

I scream, "I need a pet!
Furry or wet!"
Mom and Dad don't care.

"All I want is a dog,
A bird or a frog -
It's just not fair!"

I make a quick move.
I've got something to prove -
The exit door I block.

My case I present,
Mom starts to relent.
Dad says, "How about a pet rock?"

It's not a dog
Or a bird or a frog,
But what am I to do?

I know it's not the same -
A pet rock is pretty lame,
But at least it doesn't poo.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Icky Sicky

Throat is achy.
Tummy is icky.
Woke up feeling
Super sicky.

Off to the doctor's,
Don't want a shot.
Got a prescription,
Medicine's bought.

Must get healthy
And be well soon.
Got a field trip
Thursday at noon.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Cleaning Day

Cleaned the tub,
dusted my room.
Swept the floor -
with a broom.

Washed the dishes -
every single one.
Finished my chores,
it's time for fun!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Friday, May 4, 2012

Watermark Moon

The outline
of the moon is a
translucent whisper
against the cobalt afternoon 
sky - a lunar watermark
reminding me that I am 
a part of the Universe

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Dog Farts

Dog stretches, dog shifts -
her bottom she lifts.
She lets out a toot -
down the couch I scoot.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Fat Lizard

Fat lizard, fat lizard
What did you eat?
You're so chubby
You've got slow feet.

How many crickets?
Too many flies?
Roadrunner nabs you -
He barely tries.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Happy May Day!

Around the pole we dance,
Flinging flowers we prance.

Blossoms in the air,
Petals in my hair.

Hip, hip, hooray!
Happy May Day!