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Columbine Nursery Rhyme

Columbine Nursery Rhyme Oh, Johnny brought a gun to school His teacher cried, “You are a fool! I also have a gun,” she said And shot dear Johnny in the head. Then little kids cried out with glee “We love a school-wide shooting spree! There’s really nothing now...

A note on my “Coffee Cafe Customers” poems

I spend many late afternoons at a local bookstore cafe, watching the customers study, relax, and relate. I am often reminded of other writers—Hemingway and Fitzgerald—who frequented the cafes of Paris and gained inspiration from their clientele. In my own humble way,...

Coffee Cafe Customers: The Barista

This poem I shared at last month’s Open Mic Night at Dagney’s.  If you enjoy hearing poetry from all ages, and all walks of life, I invite you to come out next First Friday at 6:00 pm at the downtown Dagney’s ( Eye and 19th I believe).  The casual...

Coffee Cafe Customers: The Four Sisters

  Four statuesque Sisters stroll in the cafe Ebony elegant In slim jeans, boots and backpacks One’s t-shirt reads “Act like a lady Think like a boss” In bold white letters On a black background They order four grande frappuccinos Drape themselves around two...

A Response to Trump’s Decree: Hiss!

The poetry magazine, “Rattle” posted a photograph of a startled black cat with a bristling tail and asked folks to write a poem in response based on that image.  Here is my contribution. A Response to Trump’s Decree: Hiss! Hiss! You startled me. Why?...