Monthly Archives: April 2020

Remedial Work

Sometimes you can feel a little unhappy Cranky without any particular reason Like you want to kick the cat for having whiskers Or yell at someone for breathing too loud. You know it’s not reasonable But you don’t care It’s … Continue reading

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Jungle Fever

As restless as I am I resist change I want the exact cream in my coffee The familiar scarf around my throat. I want my husband to love me like He did forty years ago. We can go on safari … Continue reading

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Music

I am not musical I can’t sing Or play an instrument But when I was fifteen I had a boyfriend John Who was a classical guitarist He bicycled from Westchester to the Bronx every weekend to see me With his … Continue reading

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Christmas Break

After My first term of college I went home for Christmas. Got on the train in Baltimore Wearing a camel’s hair coat with cherry red scarf Feeling cheerful and independent Just like all the Carousing students on the train Done … Continue reading

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My First Poetry Collection

When I was sixteen my mother imagined that I was a slut just because I fucked a man and wrote anguished poetry about it in longhand while sunbathing on the tar beach roof of our tenement. Too bad I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Unsibling

This is sibling day I never heard of it And I don’t have a sibling. I am an only child And only fleetingly ever wished I had a Brother or sister Mostly to distract my parents I wanted a successful, … Continue reading

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Asking for Trouble

My son told me about a song called Dance Monkey That was all the rage in Bangkok So I asked Alexa to play it And then I could not get the music out of my head. I was mesmerized. I … Continue reading

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Animalvision

Every morning after I’ve had my first cup of coffee And am almost awake I look at the movies from the spotlit cameras Which surround the house. I installed them so I would notice if zombies or triffids approached but … Continue reading

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Big Sale

You know it’s hard times I’m feeling broke and Thought you might be interested in buying a poem At a steep discount Good for Any occasion or for someone special. I’ll be honest I need the money And so I’m … Continue reading

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Fat Cat

Out of nowhere My husband took over feeding Izzy the cat Can you believe it? He said I fed her too much What nerve. I like a fat cat Give me a fat cat any day. A cat that dines … Continue reading

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