Wednesday, August 27, 2014


One of my two to-read piles is dead. Halfway there! Of course, there's still the to-read box.... Today I'm reading for the first time Journey to the Center of the Earth. Of course, I have previously read the comic--I'm not culturally illiterate!

red walls sag
but Prof. marches down & down
hot on the trail

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

All hail typos and their works!

the bagwomk
emerges after dusk
retires at dawn
because it must

in between it frays the seams
of bags, and grins, its bridgework gleams


on her shoulder blade

a game-stats display

only two lives left

Monday, August 25, 2014

dodder the talking vampire plant

loook, I am your father!

the RNA hiss gives tomatoes pause
could this lassitude be love?
alas, it's hunger talking
strong yellow fingers cling, squeeze,
and whisper anything a fruit will swallow

your Monstera bush in its glazed pot
don't listen to its lies or languidly
caress its probing roots
its mRNA speaks with forked tendrils
it vants your blooooood
it doesn't love you

Stanza 1 is all true. New research in Nature.

Sunday, August 24, 2014


unkinely, Jane says cats -> cattle
imagine what they'd hunt!
nerves of steel they'd quickly rattle
what vet would dare their claws to blunt?

cows are bo-vines, quickly growing
swamping kudzu that we used
to hate, & with their constant lowing
low-flying aircraft are bemooooosed

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014


Friday, the first day after hard partying at the University. A day when most do very little work, saving their strength for the night. A time when their bodies shatter, re-forming as monsters so huge you literally cannot see them, save their eyes, as stars. Their prey? Neighbors, family, anything warm blooded. Only poikilotherms & vampires are safe. It's why the dinosaurs are gone.