Category Archives: Poems

MY GIRAFFES IN TAMPA

Three giraffes stand tall against the sky on the other side of the Bay – their metal frames designed as cranes to lift large loads from land to boats quite able to hold what man puts in their holds. Their … Continue reading

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GALOSHES

I found a word I never spelled before and never thought I’d wish to. I feel I must be at least partially insane. I had some once upon a time in those days I scarcely recall. They were useful but … Continue reading

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SPECIAL INTEREST

Very often, in newspapers and on TV we read about “A Person of special interest”. We know that he or she will likely be found and interrogated. As much will be found ourTabout that person as possible. The police know … Continue reading

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THE TREE

I see the tree in front of me most every day as I mount my treadmill. it’s as if I were on a hill — on a hill and looking down. I see it through a window – four floors … Continue reading

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SILLY

There was a man named Dirty Bill He lived on top of Garbage Hill. He never took a bath – he never will. Yuck-tooey, Dirty Bill! There was a gal called Josephine who washed herself in gasoline. When she got … Continue reading

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I PUT IT ASIDE

He said to me: “I don’t want to go first. I don’t want her to have to grieve”. I can understand that. I could not have understood it some years ago. It wouldn’t have crossed my mind. But in the … Continue reading

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MOON

Maybe you already know it. I didn’t until recently. The moon is receding from the earth at the same rate our finger nails grow. That isn’t much but by the time our great grand children’s nails have grown as much … Continue reading

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FORGETTING, etc

Sometimes it seems to me that I forget more than I ever knew. Now, I know that’s impossible. But sometimes feelings take on the impossible and overcome good sense. In fact, I believe that such craziness has visited me before … Continue reading

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BILLIONS

In August astronomers around the world saw things through their telescopes that amazed them. Though I read about it I failed to comprehend the written word. But I did grasp that they saw something very interesting and what they saw … Continue reading

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A LOSS SO STRANGE

The house of my childhood – the house that spawned so many memories has been reduced to rubble. No fire consumed it – no wind blew it to the ground. Someone decided years after I left town that it would … Continue reading

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