Sunday, September 30, 2007

I'm in Baltimore

I'm in Baltimore.
I ate at Ruby Tuesday's.
Fun, business travel.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Business Travel

Travel tomorrow
And sit in a hotel room
Waiting for meetings.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Severance Pay

The walk down the hall
Was filled with anxiety
And severance pay.

Yeah, I have layoffs on my mind this week. My sister works at Nielsen in Oldsmar, and they laid off hundreds of folks this week. When the whole process is finished, over 1250 workers will be out of a job across the company. That sucks. Even suckier: the laid off people have to work for the next 30 days, or they won't get their severance package.

Thursday, September 27, 2007


The corporate henchmen
Call the workers one by one
To announce layoffs.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

PowerPoint: Corporate Time Thief

Precious hours wasted
Perfecting animation
Ignoring content.

Don't get me wrong - I love PowerPoint, but in the wrong hands it can be a huge waste of time.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Tummy Ache

Stomach cramping up.
Lying on the bathroom floor.
Who gave me cooties?

Monday, September 24, 2007

Eating Fruit

Sweet, sticky syrup
Coats my lips and chin as I
Eat ripe pineapple.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

TV Cop Out

I so hate clip shows.
Why advertise them as "new"
It's such a cop out.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Mmm . . . Crab Legs

Let's crack the crab legs,
Drown the meat in butter sauce,
And chase it with beer!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Crayon-colored Memories

Awkward, lovely art . . .
Crayon-colored memories
Of you as a child.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Hilarious Dad

Every crazy joke
Makes me laugh until I cry.
Hilarious Dad.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Cheesy TV

I'm nibbling on cheese
As I watch the latest shows:
A cheese-filled week night.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Stress Monkey

I'm a stress monkey.
I swing over cubicles
And beat my chest hard.

Monday, September 17, 2007


Life's uncertainties:
People come and go, jobs change.
And then it all ends.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Lot's Wife

What did Lot's wife see
As she turned away from God
To face sinfulness?

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Mom's Oven

Delicious cookies
Baking in my mom's oven:
Fresh-baked memories.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Sunshine Held Captive

Sunshine held captive
Behind grey walls of rain clouds.
What a dreary day!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

September Television

September TV
Totally sucks. No new shows.
It's very boring.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


Messy. Chaotic.
Clothes, mail strewn about the floor.
Disorganized life.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

September 11, 2007 -- Remembering 9/11/2001

Solemn day. Remember:
Cruel day of loss and moments
Of extreme courage.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Meticulous Cat

Meticulous cat.
He carefully smoothes his fur,
Purring all the while.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Home at Last

Four days on the road.
Missing home and my sweet dog.
My bed is calling.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Lab Monkey

Lab monkey escapes!
Panicked crowd watches him run.
Is he infected?

A haiku inspired by one of those crazy "animals gone nuts" shows.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Public Speaking

Speaking to strangers
From a big, brightly-lit stage
Is not so scary.

Thursday, September 6, 2007


Believe it or not,
I walked through Ripley's today.
I saw crazy stuff.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007


Gorging on ice cream.
Wow, I feel like throwing up.
My gut wants to burst.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Oh My Gosh

A cryptic message:
"Call us back about your tests."
Is my cancer back?

Yeah. This is inspired by the wonderful message I got on voice mail last Friday before the long Labor Day weekend. I called back this morning, and they still havent' returned my call. I am sure it must not be anything major or they would have already called, right? What the heck!!!!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Vegging Out

Vegging out: couch time.
Trivial television.
Snuggle with the dog.

Sunday, September 2, 2007


So vulnerable:
SUVs crash into cars
Crushing steel and bones.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Stress and Depression

There is a monster
Living inside me . . . gnawing
On my heart and mind.

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