Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Not Deep

Insincere people
who live in north Virgina:
that's the shallow South.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Visiting Boston?
Heads up: the Revolution
Was a civil war.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Strike the pulu hard!
Chase it down upon your horse,
O neo-Persian!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Five for Deliquency / In the D.C. Metro

His shirt displayed words.
Big letters: "Free hugs" it read.
On both front and back.

I followed this kid
up the old escalator.
I climbed to his step.

"How much are hugs, man?"
"Huh?" He blinked, confused. Then, snap!
"Oh! They're free! All right!"

We hugged each other,
less awkwardly than you'd think.
Temporary friends.

(This moment of life
Is proudly brought to you by
Cotton-poly blend.)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


As the curtain fell,
Marie picked up the flowers.
It was her last show.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


If vikings were here 
Would they promote credit cards? 
Or would they pillage?

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Outside of cities
There are spaces between things.
There's much more nothing.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


The girl chewed her nails.
She was nervous, but not scared.
Just a bit jumpy.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Le Watch

In the wee, wee hours 
My watch abandons English 
In favor of French. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Trying to think up
A pithy observation
Can be pretty tough.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Unemployment card?
In other words, a gift card
From America.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Term Limit

If old Roosevelt
Hadn't died while in office,
Would he still be chief?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

As In "Soda"

When I was a kid,
Rule was: no restaurant pop.
Waters all around.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


I’m eating candy.
Not because I am hungry.
Because it is there.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


I made a snowman.
I set it on the sidewalk.
Someone kicked it down.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Step right up! You, sir!
Opportunity awaits!
Test your luck! Tempt fate!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Sometimes when I dream,
I know that I am dreaming.
But still I’m passive.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Das Roter Stier

Guess where Red Bull's from.
You'd think America, right?
Nope. It's Austria.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Oh, beautiful snow!
Pure blanket! Make the world new!
(But I'll stay indoors.)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Rome

Is this the twilight
of U.S. supremacy?
Rome lasted longer.