Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I said Pranna, Not Piranha!

Ideas of interconnectedness,
the chaos theory
and the man in the moon
who sees all at once
separate us
from the moment
of exactly now.

This was written ten years ago now.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

The Cheesecake Redundancy

They bought a cheesecake, plain
served out of the box already sliced
waxed paper separators, exact sized wedges
so there was no question whether
each of us got what was admitted in the Nutrition Facts
(read after the fork had been licked clean)
and I am not exaggerating or
using my poet's licence to embellish the truth of the matter:
Serving size: one slice
Fat grams: 39
Calories: 500.

Fatty and filling and the only part worth savoring; the graham cracker crust
the cake itself: too rich, too heavy, too thick, too much a glob;
obesity on a fork - too dense to experience with any genuine awareness.
I have concluded cheesecake is indeed and certainly not worth the bother,
now that I know
the numerical
facts.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year 2008

No one should have to strive for a sense of belonging at home;
it should be given freely embedding a sense of worldly welcome.