Friday, May 27, 2011


Crossed the grey Atlantic, one-time
slept in cot below, water-line.
Hard body 18 year-old, in-prime
form clinging uniform, looked fine.

Great buddies I did, meet
we "All-American", G I's.
Did you see us on the street?
Were we candy to your eyes?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Brother Camping has set the date and day,
of the prophetic time of Rapture.
Twenty-eleven, the 21st of May,
of this, he's biblic'ly sure.

So, do as the Bible says, "Repent",
the day of being judged is nigh.
Your time is surely spent,
so please, no long good-byes.

Friday, May 13, 2011

MAY 1st, 2011


May Day.
Did not receive a birthday card this year
from my mother or sister.
Every year they would send me a card,
making a fuss about my birthday.

Maypole Day.
My father also thought this was a special day.
Now, he never sent me a card,
but when he was alive
“Dad”, always appeared on the card.

So, what’s the punch-line?
They are all dead.

I never gave it much thought,
receiving these cards over the years.

In fact, in recent years,
I was bemused,
at being reminded of
my aging and mortality.

May 1st.
No birthday card.

Thursday, May 12, 2011


Well you could say I am:

Anthony, blithe, Calliope, doxological,
effusive, Fortuna favet fortibus,
gadabout, halcyon, indagative,
jocose, karma, lexical, meliorator.

Neomorph, obligato, Puma,
quasitum, rhematic, sanguine,
trinacrian, unmiry, votary,
wordsmith, X, Yankee, Zen.

To quote Casey Stengel:
“You can look it up.”


Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Oh, my Pollen count is very high
trees and grasses and weeds.
My Allergist’s remedies I try,
runny nose, watery eyes, sore throat,
I plead

to Mother Nature, please be kind,
for I feel a need for Extreme Unction.
To be in this allergic bind:
do allergies cause Erectile Dysfunction?



The Tomato is a Fruit they say,
but not the "Tomahto" to my Veggie friends.

Now, do not confuse Fruit with Gay,
oh red orb, how I love you to no ends.