Road Trip

We pack tight,
Leave at first light.

On our way,
We drive all day.

Family road trip,
On freeways we zip.

Laughing, singing,
Insults zinging.

Time together,
Remembered forever.

Glad to arrive,
In one piece...alive.

Welcome to the Jungle

Monkeys swing
from vine to vine.
Mosquitoes sing
whine, whine, whine.

Birds fly
from tree to tree.
Jungle leaf
canopy.

Flight of the Butterfly

Flitter.....
      ...flitter...
                           ...flutter...
              ...flutter.

                                                   Flit...
                                                            ...flit...
                                                                     ...flit.

                
                                     Flitter...
        ...flitter....
                                     ...float...
                                                         ...float.

Flit...
         ...flit...
                   ...quit!

Sunset

The
glorious, glowing
scoop 
of orange sherbert
that is 
the setting sun
melts 
its way
into twilight.

Wee Wednesday "Weader": Basketball Boy

Jump shots,
Free throws,
Alley-oops!
Lay ups,
Hook shots -
I love hoops!
*Swoosh*


Ginormous thank you to this week's "Weader",  Wyatt, and his mad basketball skills! 
Maybe Wyatt could have "Spur"-ed San Antonio in the right direction so they could have kept their cool and beat the "Heat"?

Contemplating Vegetables

If there is
a head of lettuce,
where's its body?

If potatoes
have eyes,
where's their noses
and mouths?

If there are
ears of corn,
where's their head?

If there are
peas with black eyes,
are there peas
with blue eyes
or brown?

Always Searching

Out the backdoor,
Under the bed,
Around the corner,
Inside the shed.

I look and I search
Behind every tree
For inspiration
To write poetry.

Super Moon

Glowing globe
In the sky.
Lunar dessert -
Meringue pie. 

Laughter

snicker
chuckle
giggle
cackle

roar
squeal
titter
peal

Happy Summer!

Where's the thermostat
for the furnace
in which we live?

Summer's arrived
with extreme heat
ready to give.

I am sweating
so much my shirt
is a sieve.

Where's the thermostat
for the furnace
in which we live?

Double Trouble

On 
silent pads
kittens
 prowl,
leap,
bounce,
pounce,
and 
howl.

Energetic
fuzzball fun -
two kittens 
are
better 
than one.

Wee Wednesday "Weaders": Game of Throne

Two kittens,
One chair.
Neither prince,
Neither heir.

Climbing...
...clawing...
...pouncing...
...pawing.

Two kittens,
One chair.
Neither prince,
Neither heir.

Huge thanks Jessica and Nick for videoing "Joffrey" and "Greyjoy" (aka Tuxedo Kitty and Grey Kitty)! "PURR-fect!" Who do you think won the Game of Throne?

Sweeping, No Weeping

I push
My broom
Across
The room.

I sweep
The floor
From door
To door.

My chore
Is done.
I'm ready
For fun.

Happy Anniversary!

Mom and Dad
Hug and kiss,
Something about
"Wedded bliss".

Their PDA is
Sometimes yucky.
But they're still together -
Which is lucky.

Dad is My Hero

Dad has no cape,
I checked his bureau,
But I'm convinced
He's a hero.

He can swing real high
and bake a pie.

He can fix the car
and open a jar.

He can read a book
and bait my hook.

He can mend my shirts
and hug my hurts.

I love my dad
With all my heart.
He's my hero -
Brave,
         strong,
                  and smart.

A Fishy Joke

Q: Why
did the fish
swim in
salt water?

A: He
kept sneezing
in the
pepper water!

Achoo!

*Today's joke was provided by Mo, age 9.

Summer Hazard

rattlesnake
sifts itself out
of the sandy path -
foot strike averted

In a Mood

Hot, tired -
Tempers flair.
Criticize me,
If you dare.

Wee Wednesday "Weader": True Love (A Poem in Two Voices)

I treasure you
                            
                                            I cherish you.
                             
                 I hold you dear.

I love you   
                             
                                            I adore you.
                             
                I want you near.

You're my gal.
                            
                                            You're my pal.
                             
              Together we belong.

You're my friend.
                            
                                             To the end.
                             
               Our love is strong.
Massive thank you to this week's "Weaders", Katica and Tim:
The. Cutest. Newlywed. Couple. Ever!

100% Me

 5% wacky
 2% loud
15% smiley
 5% proud
 3% lazy
40%writing
 2% cookies
 1% fighting
 4% successful
 3% dense
15% optimistic
+5% tense
Add it up
You will see
100%
Me, me, me!

Sizzling Spring

If it's this hot
and it's still spring,
I don't want to think
what summer'll bring!

Quail Chicks

Puffballs with legs,
Feather-shaped eggs.

Hot Dog

As temps
Go up,
The slower
My pup.

In the heat
Of the day,
Pup lays down -
Will not play.

A cool breeze
Or long drink -
Pup revives
In a blink.

Wee Wednesday "Weader": Little Bit, Lotta Love



I can’t see her
but I know when
she is near.

I hear
her gentle voice,
her soothing words.

I feel
her tender touch
petting
my nose,
my mane,
my neck.

I smell
her humanity –
familiar and safe.

I taste
the spoils of her love
for me:
the granola bars,
the carrots,
the apples,
and the pretzels from QT.

My love
for her
is only matched
by her love
for me –
in all my
equine glory. 

Huge THANK YOU to today's "Weaders"... Little Bit for sharing his inner thoughts and Jill for sharing her love for him! 


Dish Doing

Dishes pile up
Next to the sink.
In the dishwasher
They loudly clink.

The next morning,
Each dish is clean and dry.
I put them away -
Down low and up high.

Observations of Our Nation

Oversaturation
of
sensationalized information
creates a 
desensitized overstimulated
nation.

Early Morning Run

Early morning,
Up with the sun.
Early morning,
Ready to run.