Wednesday, September 28, 2016

"That Teeming Mass of Suffered Years"

If I could speak to Red Sox Nation
That teeming mass of suffered years
I would express my indignation
No longer victims, you're volunteers.
September 28, 2016

Sunday, September 25, 2016

"Keeps the Flags Unfurled"

The Frenchies and the Québécois
Run this part of the world
They have a certain je ne sais quoi
That keeps the flags unfurled.
September 25, 2016

"A Trust Fund Baby"

I want to be a trust fund baby
Though the family's hardly helped
Financial things have been a maybe
Since that morning I was whelped.
September 25, 2016

"Just an Irish Story"

I'd like to be Billy Collins
And bask in all his glory
But what he call his 'poems'
Is just an Irish story.
September 25, 2016

"Would You Trade It for a Mule"

Are you happy in your car
Does it take you very far?

Would you trade it for a mule
Or some other ancient tool?
September 25, 2016

Saturday, September 24, 2016

"Present Takes the Weight"

Into the Future I shall not step
Until my past sits straight
Till every stone is cleanly placed
Till Present takes the weight.
September 24, 2016

"Everything I Know"

Into the Mist I stumble
Into the Wild I go
In the Distance a jumble
Of Everything I know.
September 24, 2016

"Lies This Much"

Only the Devil lies this much
(We know that you are evil)
If you weren't a such-and-such
We'd think your ways medieval.
September 24, 2016

"Free Stuff on the Lawn"

It makes no sense to show up
With all the good stuff gone
All the steals picked over
Just free stuff on the lawn.
September 24, 2016

"Turn It Into Money"

You wrote yourself a sweet vignette
It's light and sweet and funny
Now you find there's no market
To turn it into money.

So you call it "poetry"
Who cares where end rhymes go
Now you and your sweet coterie
Are putting on a show.
September 24, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016

"To Cross the Liquor Line"

You come to me with whiskey
You come to me with wine
You say it's not too risky
To cross the liquor line.
September 23, 2016