Sunday, August 31, 2008

Evacuation of New Orleans

Slow streams of headlights
Chased by stormy memories
And a hurricane

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Please Evacuate

Please evacuate
Possessions not important
Compared to your life

I know it's easier said than done for some folks, but I hope people in New Orleans will evacuate. I was horrified and heartbroken by the stories of people who suffered through Katrina. I don't wish that on anyone.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Bad, Bad Manager

So proud and pompous
You don't listen to issues
Bad, bad manager

just some friends suffering from a bad management situation at their workplace - poor peeps

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Send Me an IM

Clickety clack clack
The sound of modern friendship
Send me an IM

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wounded Friend

A delicate gift
You offer your fragile heart
Yearning for friendship

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I Peel Away My Contacts

Itchy, red, dry eyes
I peel away my contacts
Ah, what sweet relief

Monday, August 25, 2008

Did You Get My Gift

Did you get my gift?
I haven't heard a word yet.
I hope it arrived!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

I'm Very Stressed Out

Anxiety strikes
It slithers into my mind
I'm very stressed out

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Peabody Ducks

The Peabody ducks
Oh, these birds have it easy
Live in luxury

Friday, August 22, 2008

Let's Fight

Let's fight this disease
Together we can change things
Let's save people's lives

I'm at the Relay For Life Summit! We are going to beat cancer one day - join your community's fight by joining the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

It's the Little Things

It's the little things
Open your heart to people
Change their lives and yours

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Eyelids Made of Lead

Eyelids made of lead
They slam tightly shut . . . so tired.
"Don't try to lift us!"

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Cone of Doom

The days of waiting
I hate hurricane season
The cone of doom sucks

Just reflecting on the anxiety of hurricane forecasts - the cone of doom is about as reliable as a broken watch.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Lounging Lizard

Hi, lounging lizard,
Lurking, looking for some food.
What will you capture?

Here's my photo today of the lounging lizard

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Calm Before the Storm?

A beautiful day
Sun shines, birds sing, children play
Calm before the storm?

So, Tropical Storm Fay (probably become a Cat 1 hurricane soon) may hit here. So weird for today to be so lovely while Tuesday could be so crappy.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

I Feel So Helpless

You are growing weak
I'm hundreds of miles away
I feel so helpless

My grandfather is very sick, and I feel sad about it.

Friday, August 15, 2008

A Celebrity

A celebrity
He sits at the sushi bar
Accosted by fans

So here's the deal. I live in Clearwater as does Hulk Hogan. He was in the sushi bar I had dinner at tonight. I didn't bother the man, but another dude did. The dude made a comment to the lady with Hulk Hogan thinking it was Hulk Hogan's daughter. Umm . . . faux pas. The young lady was not his daughter . . . I assume it was his date. Ha! I bet that smack felt like a dork for the daughter comment. The restaurant was that small that you couldn't help but here every conversation in the joint.

It just seems rude to bother celebrities . . . especially while they are eating. I wouldn't want some dork bothering me while I was dining with my date or family. But, who knows - maybe he enjoys the fans.

Thursday, August 14, 2008


This grey, gloomy day
I'm staring through screen windows
Distanced from the world

I worked from home today. To top it off it's grey and gloomy. I'm feeling very isolated.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Happy Birthday, Sister!

Kim, it's your birthday!
How are we in our thirties?
Where did the time go?

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Middle-Aged Eyes

Horrible surprise . . .
Do I need longer arms now?
Oh, middle-aged eyes!

I am wearing a pair of contacts today for the first time in years . . . and it made me realize that I need reading glasses because I can't see poop on the computer or in print unless I move it clear across my office! Bring it on, Middle Age!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Rumors Whispered in the Hall

My head is spinning
Rumors whispered in the hall
The work-day drama

so much office drama over so many trivial things . . . the things that go t

Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Indignity

The indignity!
Slopping wet and shivering . . .
Doggy hates bath night.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Panic's Sharp Teeth

Terrified . . . running
Feet pound pavement . . . heart pounds chest
Panic's sharp teeth snap

Just thinking about terrifying situations - whether you are running through a hospital's parking lot to a loved one inside, a mother running through a department store to find her lost child, or a person running from a psycho in a parking lot - so many moments to feel panic sink its teeth into your heart and mind.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Exquisite Heartbreak

Sad revelation
He never really loved you
Exquisite heartbreak

just watching some dorky crap on TV that put me in mind of this

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Late for a Meeting

The hallway echoes
High heels click quickly on tile
Late for a meeting

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

My Aging Doggy

Slowly he stretches
He gets up with grunts and groans
My aging doggy

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Summer Night Thunder

Summer night thunder
Vociferous storm clouds speak
Taunting us below

Monday, August 4, 2008

Dog Has a Tapeworm

Wriggling, wiggling thing.
Yes, I saw you this morning.
Dog has a tapeworm.

I had a disgusting encounter this morning while walking the dog. He had a tapeworm - I saw it in his poop. GAG!!!! GROSS! Ugh - if I could only erase the image!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Sunday-Night Insomnia

A full head of thoughts
Sunday-night insomnia
Monday will be hell

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Like Light on Water

Like light on water
A sweet glistening smile
Hides what lurks beneath

Friday, August 1, 2008

Staring at the Ceiling

Silence screams loudly
I just stare at the ceiling
Alone with my thoughts

I am having one of those days where I feel like I have no control over life. This will pass - the illusion that I have any amount of control over things, that is. I can only control certain aspects - most importantly, my reaction to those things out of my control.

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