Let’s Play Dress-Up I guess this long winter is getting to me because yesterday I looked at my male Boston Terrier, named Bosco, and said, “We are now go… FABLES FROM FONTAINEBLEAU How long is a human life - / As short as a heron’s wing / Or as long as a piece of string? still has his wit two friends sitting on a curb / both homeless / both in rags / one says to the other / dude you are a burn out / and his friend replied / y… HELPFUL LETTER FROM THE DEPT OF OVERREGULATION IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THAT / YOU MUST HAVE A VALID LICENSE ON DISPLAY WHERE YOU / WILL BE DOING NOTHING AT ALL WITH… The Problem with Being a Rockstar ’I don’t know if it was the promise of a Karaoke DJ or the whiff of birthday cake that drew the crowd but there was about 70 people i… but we can eat each other (reply to another poet) prize a whole plate of durians / to eat each one together / partly inside both our mouths CHICKS WIT DICKS CHICKS WITH DICKS ARE ALWAYS AFTER ME / IS IT MY BREATHE TELL ME WHATS UP G / BE WHAT YOU WANT AND I MAY GIVE YOU THE BONE / BUT WHAT THEY … haiku himmel 14 (reply to yr comment) some maths embarrass / watch, fopped, whisper splash of oars, / those trips, to china / . / ----juddarwin Re H M Bascom’s “Damn the Writer!R… Papa looked at the night sky so long that / He felt he was balancing on a ball. / Writers try to dignify that balance. haiku himmel (re-written) The name pings! Us, two / kissing so all at once -like: / double helix, no? / . / --—-juddarwin The Process I make magic with ease, / would you believe that i could make snow cones in hell / and give the devil a brain freeze? / and make him ask fo… pablo, he told me. someone always he has sex / when the earth, it quakes / earnestly ’tis said / just in case it thinks / it did it all on its own / ha… reality6 study / ……. is / ………the / ……reward / juddarwin reality5 plagiarism’s / wanting to be / come my condom / juddarwin thinking aloud bars & fences & walls & clothes / a blanket hangs, halves the bed like / the wall between beds each side / no holes in the wall… haiku himmel 3 (unscrolled) FIN don’t stand in her breeze / and be a damn exhaust pipe! / let her exhaust her’s!, / . / . / burn her oxygen / enjoy her do it … haiku himmel 2 (so always with you) i did not know that / she was busy on her own, / but love’s my proxy / juddarwin haiku himmel all our pores ping! so…………………….<CHANGED first line> / kissing, so, all, at once… re lisa jewell’s ‘anon’ (see he… even / has been known to start religion / with all that revering touching / prayerful exhortations; at once, / it is An extract NSFW My Rap Poem OH hell I’m old but I try (I’m so square) APHORISMS AFTER OSCAR: ORIGINAL APHORISMS BY SIMO… Necessity is the smother of intention. Hilllimericks: A response in limericks to the Am… Hillary Dilatory Doll; / The mouse drove up the mall. / New York was thrilled; / The mouse got killed. / Hillary Dilatory Doll. Homage to Edward Lear by Simon R Gladdish The aforementioned Sylvia Plath / Wrote all her best stuff in the bath. / Her life was so sad / ’Cause she married a cad / But at least her… The Tiny Hunchbacked Horse (2) by Simon R Gladd… The sea is still. Ivan is sitting on the sand, / Waiting for the whale to arrive from the violet ocean. / He sighs like a cat with one life… Torn Tickets and Routine Returns by Simon and Ru… At the Cactus Tree Motel / With its cool marble mosaic floors / And ever opening and closing doors, Original Cliches by Simon R Gladdish ORIGINAL CLICHES / 60 NEW POEMS BY / SIMON R. GLADDISH / INTRODUCTION / Original Cliches was mainly written in Istanbul and contains an /… Seasonal Affective Disorder by Simon R Gladdish Time is a telescope / Trained on the track / As life’s locomotive / Comes lumbering back. Images of Istanbul by Simon R Gladdish IMAGES OF ISTANBUL / BY SIMON R. GLADDISH / IMAGES OF ISTANBUL / Following on from the critical success of ‘Victorian Values’ and ‘… Back to Basics by Simon R Gladdish The mist draws down its gauzy veil / Across the craggy face of Cader Idris. / The estuary echoes to the curlew’s trilling mournful cry. Great Lines This has not been the best week for me. I’ll spare you the details. But when things get me down, I try to think of more positive thi… Oh, The Name. He then took a last drag of his full strength cigarette, flicked the rest into the damp dirt, turned his head, and gave me a joking smile. KOZMIK EBONICS ragged cabaret setting / eyes wit de perfect bulge / doze gypsy globes / jus fixate a blind in da third eye young blood / wondering what be… TESTIMONIAL, THE FREEDOM OF ERF WON’T DO UN… my ma dead and gon to hebbun / my pa alive and kickin livin for himself / one brudder didn’t make it crib death got em / other brudde… SOP DA GRAVY UP WIT DAT BISCUIT BLIND BOY GET ALL… paranormae paratroupe / incognito pulse / candid cerebracy / Ratha be a hobo on the street / Den to let deeze mofolo’s fool me / Ju… Hillbilly Pickaninny Medley catching bullets between my fingers / throwing / he ws like yeah yeah / and i sed yu dont know / and she sez sumthin like yeah / but all at… Flash Fiction “There was a time I would never do something like this…” / The pilot handed me a helmet and ignored my rambling. Dirty Little Secret NSFW North Tower It was up to him to complete the mission. Failure was not an option. Serendipity “Where’s Serendipity?” / “One guess.” Wisdom from above ( Amphibians in transit) …would never have known about the ponds on top of bus shelters… Sitting Who here can claim that driving is power? / Probably all you who call this rush hour. The Psychic She lay slumped over, twitching. Popping up, she crawled toward me on all fours, her eyeballs pitch black. The Monkey’s Top 11: Eleven Facts I Hold t… 1. – If I were you, I’d be reading this right now.* Gay Marriage (Same-Sex Marriage Part II) …when it comes to American government and politics, God, the Bible and Religion have nothing to do with it… TAKEN WIT A GRAIN OF SALT Wit the acuity of vision, the mind, imagination contendin / Quantification, makin assumptions like children presumin / Adulthood makes ya u… A Writ to Compose My Wit What manner of writ / Could massage my wit? / Compliant to knit, / Humor and patience?