“The Velvet Frog”

For Mel Torme:

I called U “The Velvet Frog”

Sorry but

U sing mellow & jazz riffs raspy

like Bro Ray

Nite fog rolls off Gulf & tree frogs

croon me 2 sleep

Tweeted: October 8, 2009 9:57 pm CT
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The Lion

In memory of and with profound thanks to

Edward M. Kennedy“Lion of the U. S. Senate”

Lion roars

and all creatures rise

not in fear

but to hear

to heed the king’s sage majesty

as he walks gallantly

into the darkest forest

Tweeted: August 27, 2009
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Crash: June 25, 2009

Two events happened on June 25, 2009 — Michael Jackson died and I totaled my 2005 Prius in an accident.  Somehow I found an allegory in both events:

Crash unexpected yet unavoidable

tapping IPod

eyes diverted


music silenced

car crumbles

too much plastic under hood


Posted on Twitter:  July 7, 2009
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