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Photo finish Friday (and haiku): “See me”

My beauty is now /
In this moment, at this place. /
See me; see yourself.
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Haiku to you Thursday: “Never ending”

You can have it all. /

Except not at the same time. /

The truth never ends.

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Monday morning writing joke: “Writer from Maine”

There once was a writer from Maine

Whom everybody thought was insane.

He wrote big books on evil

and owned pet boll weevil.

No one could cotton to him or complain.

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Haiku to you Thursday: “Whisper”

Summer’s verdant leaves /

Whisper to the shaggy grass: /

Birds love us the best.

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Book review: “Carson Clare’s Trail Guide to Avoiding Death.”

Carson Clare's Trail Guide to Avoiding Death by Bruce McCandless III

Carson Clare’s Trail Guide to Avoiding Death by Bruce McCandless III

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


It has been a few years since I was in middle school, but I believe I still can appreciate good poetry and some well-done illustrations to accompany some of the poems. Poems that deal with subjects such as aliens, old folks, a body shamed Santa who loses his way on the way to developing washboard abs, and even a poem on tater tots and more all in this collection rendered with good humor and a bit of tongue-in-cheek. I don’t know of any other poetry collection that has a danger rating at the end of each poem and a list of survival tips. For the poem “Tater Tots” the Danger Rating read “None. We just like tater tots.” The longest and the most complex in terms of rhyme scheme and telling a story is “Body Shamers” about Santa deciding to mold a new man out of himself and how he loses something important along the way. In the poem “Weird Vegetables,” there is the survival suggestion of stuffing Brussels sprouts in your pants until the coast is clear. As somebody who likes broccoli and Brussels sprouts, I found that a poor use of a fine vegetable. Most, if not all, of these poems deserve to be read out loud. Just be careful. You may find it hard to survive if you read some of these around the wrong folks.



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Haiku to you Thursday: “Tears of joy”

Love’s an empty town /

With only the clown around /

Tears of joy greet you.

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Why English is so hard

Why English is so Hard

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May 2, 2020 · 6:35 am