Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Ninjas on a Half-Shel - Turtle power!

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle sneakiness of Shel Siverstein has found me once again. After Dr. Seuss, he was the second poet I ever read. And how I loved him!

Friday, November 12, 2010

A Nonsmoker's Response to the Smoking Ban

I sit alone with my drink as the faces at my table fade.
Smoke leaks in from outside, burning my lungs.
But the heat here makes my cheeks pink up
like new blooms out of season.
I step out into the gale and suck tar clouds.
I would rather lose minutes this way,
shorten my lifespan for friendship,
if only second-hand.