need-to-know basis…

aunt bea
was
sitting
on her back porch
when
i heard
her say
lord
lord
lord
these folks
sure
got their nerve
when
i asked
what was wrong
she
said
these funeral parlors
keep
sending me notices
about
how
i can save family members
the inconvenience
of
disposing
of
my corpse
by
prepaying them
for
services
to be rendered
at
some date in the future
she said
now
i’m not opposed
to
helping family out
but
the frequency
and
urgency
of
these mailings
is
starting
to make me wonder
if
they know
something
i
don’t

 

mouse drops out of the ceiling…

jumping white house mouse
said he’s seeking asylum
too many rats here

 

inconsiderate behavior…

death
is
quite unreasonable
here we are
in the prime
of
our lives
with
finally
enough money
to
avoid the stress
of
the
end of the month syndrome
only
to
find ourselves
faced
with
the
end of life syndrome
our joints
are
constantly reminding us
that
any endeavor
based
upon
past
physical skills
will
be punished
at
nighttime
regardless
of
the amount
of
arnica ointment used
and
of course
our favorite
food
is now
on
the
don’t even think about it
list
which
seems to be
cruel and unusual punishment
from
the medical profession
who seem
to
relish
denying
anything
that
might provide
the smallest
reprieve
from
death’s final judgement
ah but
those in the church
speak
of heavenly rewards
of
which
i’ve heard no mention
of
cheeseburgers and fries
that
are currently denied
by
the aforementioned
purveyors
of
medical wisdom
i’m
certain
you’re
currently
thinking
that
i’m a whiner
and
you would be
right
i find
death
quite
unreasonable

 

sergeant schultz testifies before congress…

all the president’s men
sound like television characters
know nothing nothing

 

the full monty …

leaving
the amazonian village
behind
he began
his own excursion
away from
the other
ship tourists
down
a muddy path
unfamiliar smells
surrounded him
as did
the bugs
in
a small clearing
stood
a primitive hut
he readied
his camera
and
to his surprise
appeared
a young goddess
dressed
somewhat
in
feathers
and
a small cloth
in broken portuguese
he asked
photo permission
she answered
in english
sure
but
my typical fee
is five bucks
her iphone
rang
she took the call
then
said
did you know
algorithms
from
phone data
expose every aspect
of
your life
it’s like
you’re nude
to
the world
that’s why
i dropped
facebook
google
and
twitter accounts
and
got my own
vpn

 

barking up the wrong tree…

Image by CWMartin

i know it’s customary
to visit
a gravesite
and
talk to
a dear
departed one
but
there’s
no one
there
what makes you think
that any spirit
worth
their clay
would chose
to hangout
around
a place
enveloped in
so much sorry
when
there are
celestial parties
to attend
i’m telling you
nobody’s
there
but
if it ease your conscience
for
things done
said
or
not
done
nor
said
when they were alive
go ahead
and
stop by for a chat
but
don’t go asking for favors
or
for
the spirit
to intercede
on
your behalf
with
some divine being
hell
it deities didn’t listen
to them
when
they were alive
what makes you think
that
they’ll be a response
now
anyways
nobody’s
there