Wednesday, July 30, 2008

haiku owie...


Some things, simply, hurt.
A bruise, a twinge, slight misstep.
Some things tear your soul.

If you are too late to enter your haiku, then please
remember to go back to Sparrow's and vote on Thursday.
DEADLINE for voting is 10 PM.

UPDATE: WooHoo...I won!!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Far and away...

I attend well
to word and nuance.
form photos
in my mind
of your smile and
your eyes while
you tell me of
your day, and your life.
though nowhere near,
you are here
when I hear your voice
or see your words.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


(for Sparrow's haiku contest)

all the joy of now
tomorrow not even thought
hey, come play with me!

read me a story.
the new puppy's tickling me!
I gotta go poop.

Deadline to vote for your favorite is 10 pm Thursday.

Aspergantus does it again...

Mick has a post that needs a big audience.
Follow the link at the end.

A tribute to our veterans.

Monday, July 21, 2008

letter to my Self...

stay with me
as I need you most
more than any other
in the present ever.
allow what is in me
to be
awake and seeing
all I am and have.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

hot summer night...

a rivulet of sweat
undulates down your cheek
and neck,
makes its way
slowly over your
pulsing chest toward
your belly. I stop it
with my tongue
and you are hard again.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Welcome to...

Maiden Magnetic.

A new blogger who just happens to be Bane's daughter.
Quite the talented chip off the old block.

Thursday, July 17, 2008


I think about you
almost never
these days.
much less than
once in a while.
funny that, don't
you think, all
those tears
washed my eyes
and let me see,
there is, after all,
life after left over.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Don't wait...

It's Haiku Wednesday at Sparrow's.

The topic this week is ANTICIPATION.

The deadline to submit your entries is 10 pm tonight.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Blogs of note...

For those who want serious information about publishing
your work in words, may I suggest these two blogs...

Behler Blog

How Publishing Really Works

Tuesday, July 08, 2008



So much for sleeping tonight. Anybody wanna chat?

I was so looking forward to some sweet slumber.
Took a nice, cool shower. Put on a clean white wife-beater.
Curled up on clean sheets, enjoying the fan blowing on me...
AND THEN... I see IT.

A long-legged, kinda brownish SPIDER at least five inches across,
on the wall under the window, no more than two feet from my face.
Who says size doesn't matter??

Some impressive freaking ensued.

Managed to run to the pantry without breaking a leg, grab a can
of something, return to the bedroom. Carefully. Slowly. Approach.
The basstid runs across the wall... and falls. Ha! Take that!

Oh. Shit.

It's back on the wall. SPRAY. Fall.

Dammit, it's staggering up the side of the bed!
Fuck this. I'm going for the big guns.... HAIRSPRAY.
Hairspray and a clothes hanger to beat his ass.

He falls again.

I verrrrrry carefully...still armed, mind you... peek over the
edge of the bed.

What do I see? A big pile of very sticky books.
No spider. Dammit.

I don't see it anywhere. Wait.
I hear a noise. Something is moving at the end of the bed.
Looking. Looking.
I see nothing. The noise stops.
I'm now standing in the middle of the bed, scoping the perimeter.
It's quiet. Still no visual on the arachnid.

If it isn't dead, it's very pissed. And sticky. And stiffening.
I hope.

So, now I'm sitting yoga-like on the corner of the bed farthest
from the last sighting. And not happy. Still armed.
Doing a repeated visual sweep of the entire room.
I now have a headache and I'm sweating.

Nothing. It's been an hour. No-thing!

Ain't no way in hayyyul this broad is closing her eyes tonight.
Gather up notebook, cigarettes, cell phone. Head to the computer room.
Make first cup of strong coffee.

I have to be at work...preferably alert... at seven ay em.
It is now 1:30 ay em.

Pity my co-workers.


Monday, July 07, 2008

This is not October, is it?...

Shit, it's miserable-bad hot.
Well, more too humid than too hot, I guess.

Whatever it is, it's sucking any interest in posting here
right out the window.

Plus... a school chum came to town for the races this
weekend and is spending most of the week on the
beach. So, I've been visiting a bit with her and her friends.

I didn't mean to ignore you this long, my lovelies.
I'm a bad girl.

When does the spanking start?

Friday, July 04, 2008

Independence Day...

When we've finished the hot dogs and beer
and come home from watching the fireworks,
I highly recommend reading "The Long Road Home".

Have a good weekend.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Change your mind?...

It's haiku time at Sparrow's again.
No change there, heh.

Topic this week is CHANGE.
Deadline for your entry is 10 pm Wednesday.

UPDATE: Please go back to vote for your favorite.
Voting ends at 10 pm Thursday.