An Ode to Himself on 4 July

Well, we can't blame Betsy Devos for this one; she was not Secretary of Education when I was in school. I am a product of the inept Chicago public school system of yore. Twas a bit subpar when compared to other city schools in the U.S. Their biggest crime was a longterm failed effort to … Continue reading An Ode to Himself on 4 July

Trump Dependence Day

Remember when July 4th was Independence Day? It was a celebration commemorating the thirteen American colonies, united in freedom and independence from a tyrannical monarch, King George III. We aren't sure what King George thought of all this. Although historians say he didn't keep a diary, there is a general belief that he did, and … Continue reading Trump Dependence Day

Aspirations on the Eve of a New Year

Cats live nine... Which would make tomorrow My sixth I suspect Prelude undertaken Ephemerally circumspect See art In all around me Hear hushed music In the air Silver sunshine Warm my cheeks Feel a cool breeze Lift my hair Taste salty tears Of happiness Let them flow... It's allowed Smell cut grass, Flowers, Snow, The … Continue reading Aspirations on the Eve of a New Year

Trump’s 3 Hour Tour of Duty… a poem

The first time in history Say several sources A president hadn't Visited armed forces ~ A millionaire and his wife, Shamed mercilessly Did what they should have done, Disproportionately The Donalds visited troops On deployed stay The timing was obvious, Late Christmas Day An extra push came With news of a doctor who Played a … Continue reading Trump’s 3 Hour Tour of Duty… a poem

Do You Recall Who Blew Santa’s Cover for You?.. a limerick

Do you recall which person told you? Santa had been a successful coup A magical feat It’s end a defeat Childhood mysteries suddenly through ~ An older sibling, a bully at school One who enjoyed how it felt to be cruel After that began Questioning the man Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy? You were fooled. ~ … Continue reading Do You Recall Who Blew Santa’s Cover for You?.. a limerick

Thanksgiving Thoughts

Enough time has passed that I feel strong enough to discuss this. We don’t have support groups for the holidays, but we should. Thanksgiving is the day of the year I dislike most. Why? Three reasons. One— No one ever believes I’m really not going to eat fowl... “It’s T.H.A.N.K.S.G.I.V.I.N.G!” (Yes, I know. If it … Continue reading Thanksgiving Thoughts