Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I Hate Sharing

Such a freaking pain
I hate sharing computers
I need a new one

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

My Computer Died

My computer died
I depend on my sister
She shares her machine


Monday, April 28, 2008

Mean, Florida Weed

Covered in sandspurs
Puppy's too prickly to pet
Mean, Florida weed

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Waiting for Road Kill

Waiting for road kill 
The vultures perch on lamp posts
Looking out for lunch

Saturday, April 26, 2008

A Gull Watching Us

Floating over head
Riding on warm, April winds
A gull watches us

Friday, April 25, 2008

Driving in Your Car

Driving in your car
A gray, cold, New Jersey day
We sat in silence

I just had a random flash of a memory about a business trip to New Jersey where a coworker, a client, and I rode together to the hotel. It was a quiet 30ish-minute drive . . . we were all tired after a big night on the town in New York City.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Overwhelming Work

Overwhelming work
I am losing my admin
Now what should I do?

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Waterfowl at War

Waterfowl at war
Dunking, squawking, biting males
Fight for dominance

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Wander Lust

Distant train whistle
My heart fills with wanderlust
Oh, to leave this desk!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Irritating Interruptions

I can't do my work
The constant interruptions
I want to go nuts

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Shaded Retreat

Under moss-draped trees
Shaded retreat . . . place of rest
I contemplate life

Friday, April 18, 2008

Minty Mojito

Minty mojito
Delicious Friday drink
My weekend begins

Thursday, April 17, 2008


Disgusting display
Parent buys everything
More debt building up

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

So Tired Today

I'm so tired today
I don't know what to write here
So sorry, I guess

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tax Day

It's Tax Day again
Procrastinators in line
Post Office hub-bub

Monday, April 14, 2008

In Memory of Patches

Heartbreaking moment
She held her cat lovingly
Life left its body

My friend and college roommate lost her pet cat, Patches, yesterday. Patches died at a ripe, old age of 15ish. Alison and I both had cats when we roomed together. Sadie died a few years ago, and now we lost Patches. I know some people think it's dorky to grieve over a pet, but these pets were our friends . . . and they were a source of fun and funny stories of our time we lived together in college.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sister Comes Home Soon

Sister comes home soon
Her long trip to India
Now draws to a close

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Hear the Joyful Noise

Hear the joyful noise
Bells ringing in harmony
Sweet, sacred music

I was walking the dog today around my quiet apartment complex, and we heard the local Catholic church's bells chiming songs. It was very nice.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Sunbathing Lizard

Sunbathing lizard
He's resting and relaxing
Springtime afternoon

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Spring Sky

Spring sky . . . birds take wing
They glide on April breezes
Between green tree tops

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


A bratty young man
Yells and screams, throws stuff around
And Mom does nothing

Monday, April 7, 2008

In Memoriam - Charlton Heston

Good Bye TaylorImage by TCM Hitchhiker via FlickrAn Oscar winner
A peanut butter lover
A film legend gone

Mr. Heston was the bomb in Planet of the Apes. Any guy who gets to say, "Take your stinking paws off me, you damn, dirty ape" with such authority and realism has to be the bomb.

By the way, I found several stories that he was very proud to be a member of the Peanut Butter Lovers Hall of Fame. A man after peanut butter is a man after my own heart.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Rain-soaked Yet Smiling

Rain-soaked yet smiling
The people enter the church
Ready to worship

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Drowsy-eyed Doggy

Drowsy-eyed doggy
She's drifting off to dream land
Tail thumps slowly stop

Friday, April 4, 2008

Joyful, jumping dog
He dances as I come in
Glad I am at home

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Lovers Dance

Crickets whisper songs
Lovers dance under moonlight
On dew-speckled grass

Have you ever read "A Valediction Forbidding Mourning" by John Donne? Whenever I hear poetry or songs that reference moon/moonlight and love, I think of this poem. I remember these stanzas that say,

Dull sublunary lovers' love
—Whose soul is sense—cannot admit
Of absence, 'cause it doth remove
The thing which elemented it.

But we by a love so much refined,
That ourselves know not what it is,
Inter-assurèd of the mind,
Care less, eyes, lips and hands to miss.

I think this means that his love with his wife, the person for whom this poem was written, is transcendent and spiritual (the second stanza) while other "dull sublunary lovers" (those attached to earthly things - literally means "under the moon") grow melancholy and sad when separated from their lover's physical body.

Anyway . . . that's what I had on my mind after writing this.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Young Love

Plucking white petals
"She loves me, she loves me not"
His young heart blooms

I have a lot of flower imagery in my mind lately . . . I guess because so many fragrant and beautiful flowers are blooming right now here in my home state of Florida.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

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