Tuesday, June 28, 2016

exercise


Exercise

Although I want to exercise
I find it so tiring
It’s so important to keep fit
But it’s uninspiring

If I could move a little more
Progressively each day
I might not end up like Tinman

Who rusted by the way

Monday, June 27, 2016

conversation

Accidental Snobbery

“I saw you at the pool,”
my friend said. “I waved,
but you mustn’t have seen me.”

I wonder how many other friends I snub.

I don’t see anyone at the pool,
just colorful blurs.

I don’t wear glasses at the pool. 

Sunday, June 26, 2016

friends

Friendship

I can’t remember all we did together.
I just know we got along really well.
We saw each other at church and
did fun things when we had the chance,
in the midst of raising our kids.
But then we both moved away.
Almost thirty years passed.
Now we’re back in the same town.
Our kids are grown. We walk together.
And we picked up where we left off.
It’s an amazing thing,
like unearthing lost treasure. 

Saturday, June 25, 2016

limerick

The Cat Came Back

There once was a cat named Chow
Who had an obnoxious meow
His owner perturbed
Kicked him to the curb
You can guess where Chow is now

Friday, June 24, 2016

Faith

Faith

At times I consider the possibility
that there is no God.
No Creator.
No Protector.
No Comforter.
No one to calm my fears.
No supernatural strength.
No one to answer my prayers.
No still, small voice to guide me.
The world becomes tenuous,
frightening, hopeless.
Life becomes temporary.
I must have faith in God. 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

shoes

Seventies

I remember platform shoes,
walking a good six inches from the earth
experiencing what it’s like to be tall
stooping to get a drink from the fountain
traveling a long way down to take a seat
having a good view at a football game.
I lost my platform shoes and mood ring
through the years, but I still have my lava lamp. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

shoes

Summer Sneakers

Hundreds of feet
up in the sky
I was glad that summer
while clambering boulders
at Vedauwoo, Wyoming
to have K-Mart cheap
blue and white sneakers
that gripped like billy-o.