Illegal Organ Trafficking

November 22, 2017

Illegal Organ Trafficking I used to earn my pay in a corporate cubicle Work was OK but a monkey could do it though I was drinkin’ so bad, that job was killin’ me They put me in a rehab and then on disability But a man without a job is like…there must be a metaphor … Read More

The Thanksgiving Lottery

November 20, 2017

The Thanksgiving Lottery It was mid-November the farm animals gathered For the annual Thanksgiving lottery A day when hopes were met or shattered Eyes, either way,  would get  watery Chairperson Chicken called the meeting to order A moment of silence to use as you wish Most wished the moment were shorter And to simply just … Read More

Many Sides, Many Sides

November 19, 2017

For today, a new song.   Many Sides Many Sides   Adam and Eve, Paradise lost But it always seems kids pay the cost Cain took it hard, became divisive Got poor marks for his sacrifices   Abel, on the other hand, didn’t mind the move When he offered up a lamb, the Lord approved … Read More

Pushing Back the Night

November 18, 2017

It seems the sun is now setting right after lunch. I was thinking this week about how I’d like to push back the night a bit. I have failed at that but it led to this. Pushing Back the Night It said, “Give me an hour and I will give you more light!” I said, … Read More

Pillar of Salt

November 17, 2017

Pillar of Salt I saw an ex the other day, she was the one who left Years since she went away, tears have long been wept We were going our separate ways, our eyes rose and met Something there bade me stay, I slowed to pause and ….yet   I continued with my steady pace, … Read More

Liz Smith – Gossip Queen

November 16, 2017

Liza Minnelli and Lena Horne with Liz Smith in 1983. (Nancy Kaye/AP) Liz Smith – Queen of Gossip “She is such a gossip!” Would seem to be a smear But rather than just stop it She made it her career   Gossip’s a word For an era that’s gone Take what you’ve heard innuendo it … Read More

Two Dozen African Girls

November 14, 2017

Photo: AFP Two Dozen African Girls Two dozen African girls Found floating in the sea We live in what kind of world That this is on page three? If this happened on the Hudson Or on Long Island Sound No story line above them Cameras all around We hear so much that distance Doesn’t matter … Read More

On This Day – November 15

November 14, 2017

On This Day – September 15 Cutters killed in Kansas, Capote writes in a style never seen before If he wrote today he’d use emojis To say “Hey everyone! Lock your doors!” It is a day that ended discrimination And Gypsies wept to hear the news From Heinrich Himmler (he got an ovation) “They are … Read More