ladies’ meeting

jackie
and
several
of
her
nighttime
hotel lobby
friends
were overheard
discussing
the flood
of
denials
offered
from
the white house
jackie said
honey
i’m telling you
ain’t no way
a voluptuous woman
gonna
voluntarily
be chased
around
a bedroom
by
a fat white man
in
his underwear
even if
he’s
the president
of
these
united states
meeting
adjourned

 

locker room talk…

watching
a football game
where
players
dutifully wore
masks
on the sideline
but
not
when
they were
engaged
in
hand to hand combat
made me
consider
sideline masks
as symbols
you know
like
a wedding ring
is
a symbol
fidelity
but
it’s only symbol
we’ve clearly seen that
in
the behavior
of
our current president
whose escapades
are
the subject of
numerous law suites
from
women
other than
his wife
then i recalled
high school locker rooms
where
one’s physical deficiencies
were
clearly exposed
in those
mandatory
gym classes
and
wondered
how do you shower
in a mask
and
if you can’t
maybe you’re
not only
exposed
but
being
exposed

 

quarantine…


i suppose

out

of

a level

of

self pity

i called

aunt bea

to

see

how she was doing

without

visiting

her friends

and

to

lightheartedly

complain

about

my imposed celibacy

aunt bea

gave a giggle

and said

well

a number

of

my old friends

have

a hard time

getting around

these days

so

visits

were

infrequent

before the pandemic

and

as for your

celibacy

you’ll find

there comes

a point

in

aging

when

passionate romance

becomes

a mere memory

potemkin village…

white house
press
releases
are passed out
from
the stage
noting
that
presidential attorneys
are scavenging
state courts
for
evidence
of
the anti-tooth fairly
a left leaning pixie
known
for stealing
votes
in
the dead of the night
from
locked ballet boxes
though
its existence
has been questioned
by
almost everyone
there are
a few believers
wearing
bright red attire
to
attract
and
trap
this elusive critter
trappers
unfortunately
have been using
monkey traps
bated
with
silver coins
most of the trappers
have been unable
to remove their hand
from the coconut
for
some unspecified reason
meanwhile
back in washington
the
construction
of
the orange knight’s kingdom
continues
using
only
the finest fabrications

 

now that was helpful…

love’s fluidity
makes defining
difficult
if
not
impossible
thus
the perfect subject
for
dreamy
lovesick poets
proposing endless lines
of
poetry
about
the undefinable
fine
melodic verses
revealing
nothing
at all
about
what lies
concealed
within
the soul

 

persnickety…

sermons
always contained
just
enough
sideline sunday sin
to
engender
a level of guilt
that
fosters
donations
proportionate
to
perceived public perception
of
sins committed
offenders
carefully monitor
smiles
smirks
and
direct scours
of
other parishioners
to
assess
the level of discernment
by
said
members
to
the number of sins
previously
thought
to be
undisclosed
following
this post sermon survey
as
the collection t plate
canvasses the congregation
the magnitude of
the visible
repentance offering
is
adjusted
and
humbly given
but
with
flare