Epic Bubble Gum Fail

glob o'
gum
bubble
fun

chomp
chew
pink
hue

tastes
sweet
teeth
meet

blow
pop
fly
flop

your
shoe
wet
goo

gum
sticks
shoe
clicks

feel
bad
you're
mad

Corny Joke

Q: Why couldn't the corn
hear the farmer's tractor?

A: Because it got a kernel
stuck in its ear.

Dusty Daze

Monsoon winds whip up,
a wall of dust slams down.
Caught in the middle,
I squint and frown.

Ode to Apples

crunchy
sweet
fruity
treat

red or
green
keeps you
lean

eat one
a day
happy
you'll stay

Running Remedy

adrenelin
the panacea 
that gets you out of bed
for a run

Do I Know You?

In the hall mirror
she searches her reflection
for someone she knows.

Endless Game of Chase

Backyard lizards
tease my dog -
zipping under the bougainvillaea,
whipping up the bark of the Mesquite tree,
flitting over the brick wall.
 
My dog charges,
leaps,
bounds,
and barks.
 
Chasing those
lizards
in the desert
heat.

Really?

What if...
...birds skittered
and mice flew?

What if...
...cats barked
and dogs mewed?

What if...
...cakes were frozen
and ice cream baked?

What if...
...what we think is real
is actually fake?

Hidden Creature

Rumble and hum,
time to mow the lawn.
Jungle removed
reveals a fawn.

Furry Refuge

the dog's fur
is his only refuge 
during the
custody battle

Dad's Dietary Disaster

Spicy beans
and cheesy goo
gives Dad gas
and stinky poo.

Bad Dream Scream

I cry out
in the night.
Zombie ghosts
give me a fright.

Garden Cinquain

garden
green, lush, leafy
growing, blooming, thriving
seed and soil transformed into food
bounty

Boxed Expectations

Velvet box
opened wide.
What's that
I see inside?

Against the black,
sparkling white.
A fancy button?
That's not right!

Everything is Normal

My umbrella is stuck,
it just will not shut.
Nonchalant
through the store I strut.

Parking Lot Panic

Clouds low and dark,
where did I park?
Rain pelts and pounds -
my windows are down!

Channel Surfing

click
flip
channels
zip

images
sound
nothing
found

Tell No Lies, Love My Fries

Golden potatoes,
delicately fried.

In my milkshake
they dip and hide.

Down my throat,
an oily ride.

Taste so good,
my smile wide.

Happy French Fries Day!

New Parent Advice

Teeny fingers,
tiny toes,
padded bottom,
button nose.

Enjoy every aspect
of your "Baby Life Style",
just remember,
you won't be sleeping for awhile.

Illumination

full moon
the error of his ways
revealed

Impromptu Dance Party

jump
wiggle
sway
giggle

bip
bop
twist
plop

Missed Opportunity or a Mistake?

I've heard it said:

"When one door closes
another opens."

But what if 
your finger
gets smashed
when the 
door closed?

And you can't 
reopen it?

And you are
in pain?

And the 
other door is
just out of reach?

What then?

Summer Sicky

Her forehead is hot,
but not from the sun.
Summertime fever
is not at all fun.

Monsoon Miss

Wind -
check.
Thunder -
check.
Lightning -
check.
Where's the rain -
what the heck?

Deodorant Delight

gently glide
smooth white spot
center of my pit
smelly I'm not

Desert Dog

Cacti spikes
pierce Pup's side.
Desert danger
and Pup collide.

As American As Apple Pie

Sparklers glow,
fast and slow.

Rockets boom,
eclipse the moon.

Fireworks sputter,
hiss and shutter.

Red, white and blue -
it's what we do.

On the 4th of July -
as American as apple pie.

Happy 4th of July!

Dishwasher Disaster

water pools
on the kitchen floor
not so handy
man

Startling Temblor

The couch sways,
light fixture swings.
Rare earthquake -
my phone rings.

"Did you feel that?"

Puppy Puke Patrol

Sick tummy,
I throw up.
Now I have to
distract Pup.