Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Jersey summer

Jersey summer heat
sticky at 8 AM, it's
the humidity

Monday, July 30, 2007


Its cursed summer is but
heat, heat, and more heat.

We have three seasons:
Summer, summer, and spring.
I want to see snow.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

By way of introduction...

Ah! My first haiku
It should be spectacular
and yet it is not

Long Absence rebound

Many months of no
writing the haiku so sad
winter would be nice

boys still skating here
wife skating much too but so
now summer not over

To: Newest Member

Hearty Welcome sir
who writes iphone haiku
wish i had one too

Poor Poor wife muttering

Obey the circles
stay inside them, do not ever
waiver bad bad pen

this is a something
you could do, were you willing
not tonight very sleepy

Poetry Challenge: Found Poetry in the MFA Student Handbook

To be considered
In a manner consistent
(With the exception

Of wishing to take
Longer) will not be given

Criticisms from
Persons familiar are
Required. Decisions

Show evidence of
Background denied and thus, be

On the quality
Of original judgment—
Evidence ready.

Skills compatible—
Compatible with ideals
Evidence ready.

When obvious, a
Particular guarantee
May defer, may be

Penalty. Make such
A request prior to growth
Without penalty

Make request, make such
Request primary concern
Is necessary.

But circumstances—
We may grant circumstances.
Unusual, though.

Understand we may
Grant substantial penalty—
Understand these are

Necessary, but not
Sufficient of themselves and
Approval is rare.

Only if there is room.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


High school days never
seem to end nature is nice
twenty years go by

Friday, July 20, 2007

Poetry Challenge

Poetry challenge
At Vermont residency
Found words in handbook

I took the challenge
Many stanzas in haiku
thanks for the practice

I will post poems
when life is less chaotic
until then--ta-ta!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Hopefully, I'll Live Through It

Laura Stamm clinic
ten hours' badly burning thighs
torture every year

repeat kids in class
(I got older; they didn't)
stared at me in awe

possibly they thought
I would not survive the year?
ghost or not, I skate

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

New blog haiku

Calling mamas who
have the right stuff, and can say
there are some moments

Of mama-hood that
just really suck. Make us ponder
tubal ligation

If this hasn't scared
you yet, e-mail me for an
invite tout suite, ok?

Just call out your blog,
your e-mail address, subject
Worst. Mama. Ever.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

a present

last execution
august, 1941
scots guard fire squad

pixie didn't know
death in the tower was done
she sentenced a mouse