Saturday, May 31, 2008

Relaxing in the Pool

Summer swimming time
Relaxing in the cool pool
Dreading Monday morning

Friday, May 30, 2008

Weekends End Quickly

Five o'clock Friday
The minutes drag by 'til then
Weekends end quickly

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Silent, Slinking Cat

Silent, slinking cat
Her ears back, eyes fixed on prey
She's ready to pounce

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

A Wonderful Friend

Sloppy, wet kisses
A scruffy, little doggy
A wonderful friend

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


I growl at the screen
Simmering rage boils over

Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day

Please remember them
Men, women who fought and died
Our great patriots

Sunday, May 25, 2008

What About Bad Deeds?

Good deeds don't save you
Salvation is based on faith
What about bad deeds?

Just thinking about a sermon I heard at church today . . . about faith is what saves you - not good deeds. But, what about bad deeds? Don't Catholics believe if you die with unconfessed sin you go to Hell?

Saturday, May 24, 2008

I Miss My Money

I miss my money
I pour it down the gas tank
Every single week

Friday, May 23, 2008

I Hate Being Sick

Lying in my bedroom
Coughing, headache, runny nose
I hate being sick

Thursday, May 22, 2008

I Had the Cooties

Got sent home early
My boss did n0t want me there
I had the cooties

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Stupid Haiku

I'm getting a cold
I don't feel like writing this
So, yeah . . . gotta go

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Let's Take a Nap

Sitting home today
My lazy vacation day
Let's take a nap, dogs

Monday, May 19, 2008

Peanuts and Exhaust

Peanuts and exhaust
The scents from the car trip home
Eight stinking hours long

Sunday, May 18, 2008

My Grandma Cooks Great

Family dinner
Green bean casserole, cubed steak
My grandma cooks great

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Honeysuckle Breeze

Honeysuckle breeze
Memory-invoking wind
Mind's perfumed transport

Friday, May 16, 2008

Roadside Attractions

Roadside attractions
Cheap tourist traps call from towns
We speed by smiling

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Road Trip

Roadside attractions
Billboards blur with the landscape
Faceless drivers pass

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Getting Old is Dumb

My feet are aching
Swollen tootsies, throbbing knees
Getting old is dumb

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A Dog and His Girl

Adoring gazes
He watches her take a nap
A dog and his girl

Monday, May 12, 2008

Leashed Beasts

Barking and lunging
The leashed beasts make a racket
Acting big and tough

Sunday, May 11, 2008

I Love My Mama

I love my mama
Home-cooked meals, hugs, and kisses
Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Painting With My Niece

Painting with my niece
Making her Mother's Day gift
Our precious moments

Friday, May 9, 2008

Getting Older

Aching, throbbing feet
My knees are creaking . . . painful
I'm getting older

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Life is Expensive

Life is expensive:
Car repairs and doctors' bills . . .
Don't get me started!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Getting My Teeth Cleaned

Scratching and scraping
Sitting in the dentist chair
Getting my teeth cleaned

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


My human body
It's ready to betray me
Life is so fragile

Monday, May 5, 2008

Money Troubles

Drowning in my debt
I struggle out of the pit
Yet get knocked back down

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Sunday Night Blahs

The Sunday night blahs
I am tossing and turning
Work anxiety

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Worn Out

Awake all night long
I'm so totally worn out
My body hates me

Friday, May 2, 2008

Survivor Lap

Together we walked
We all have fought our cancer
We are surviving

Just about my survivor lap at Relay For Life

Thursday, May 1, 2008

I Want to Beat Someone Up

My sister was hurt
I want to beat someone up
But, I won't do it

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