Thursday, July 31, 2014

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

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Corny Joke

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

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

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Dusty Daze

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

Monday, July 28, 2014

Ode to Apples

crunchy
sweet
fruity
treat

red or
green
keeps you
lean

eat one
a day
happy
you'll stay

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014

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.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

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?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Garden Cinquain

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

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Boxed Expectations

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

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

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sunday, July 13, 2014

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!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

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.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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?

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Friday, July 4, 2014

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!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014