just just-in-time friends…

just just-in-time friends2

called
on
an
as needed
basis
otherwise
their
faces
are
quite
invisible
no need
to
warehouse
personal relationships
nor
store
past emotions
of
devotion
when
one can
merely
send a text
requesting
that
everything be dropped
on
their behalf
but
best to wrap it
in
phrases
like
we really should have lunch
or
i’ve been thinking
so much
about
you
for the longest time
however
better yet
is the admission
of
the sin
of
omission
with
some
act of contrition
words
deeply personal
admitting
to
the neglect
of
your special relationship
with
said friend
seeking
their absolution
before
asking
for what
you
really
want

a tea social at the elks…

a social tea at the elks

listen child
i ain’t gonna lie
to you
that
man
could drive
anyone
to
drink
and
sometimes
he says things
that
could curdle milk
but
you ain’t
gonna find
a finer man
working hard
for
his family
working
two
or
three jobs
just
to assure
nobody goes hungry
or
can’t have enough
of
their
wants
to
convince them
dreams
can come
true
so
if you start
putting him down
you may find
yourself
on
the ground

divine intervention…

divine intervention

those of you
expecting
god
to intervene
on
your behalf
during
a personal crisis
or
protect you
from
harm’s way
such as
floods
poverty
or
viruses
please note
that
your prayers
have been
duly
noted
registered
and
certified
as
sincere
however
please recall
that
there is
a restraining order
in place
so
we’ll
not be able
to
perform
the
requested
actions
on earth
until
judgment day
thanks
for
your patience

 

 

hang around this shanty…

hang around this shanty

not that
i
have a choice
but
i’ve decided
to
hang around
this
warming planet
for
a few more years
god willing
as
they say
to
whom
or
whatever
controls
the duration
of
our
participation
in
futility
there are
certainly
numerous
candidates
who have
self-appointed
representatives
ready
and
willing
to
accept
donations
in
their name
for
extending
our
planetary terms
all
of them
are
well dressed
with
email accounts
as well as
swiss
bank accounts
in
any case
i’ve
just opened
a
new bottle
of
wine
while
listening
to
jonathan edwards
so shall now
attempt
to
do
a little meditating
cheers

gop superlatives…

gop_superlatives

neon flashing lights
untamed uttered words
issued without reservation
for all occasions
great and small

checkmate…

checkmate...

after
he claimed
to be
unable
to
drive home
because
of
the wine
she
acquiesced
and
said
he could
stay
and
sleep it off
on
her sofa
as
she unbottoned
her blouse
to
prepare
for
bed
he crept
into her room
with
lustful
anticipation
she turned
slowly
like
in
a movie
and
drew
a small derringer
from
her bedside
and then
soberingly
asked
if
he wanted
to
sleep
outside
or
forever

how to manage children with challenging behaviors…

punishment must be immediate
if it’s going to be effective
every child psychologist knows that
so dear god i recommend
reconsideration of judgement day