Monday, June 17, 2019


Quadrille #82.  Kim has
suggested we consider
“fret” in any form.  I’ve waxed
political, since politics causes
me to fret as much as anything!
Submitted to dVerse
June 17, 2019

Quid pro quo and away we go
In the game of tit for tat
You grease his palm, he greases yours
It’s always been like that

No need to fret  falses or trues
If it doesn’t please it’s all fake news
While we’ve fretted, it’s all been vetted
to Trump news.

Thursday, June 13, 2019


Open Link Night at dVerse
Submitted June 13, 2019

I think I was a scribe
in some previous life,
leaving word pictures on cliff walls,
carving ancient symbols in weathered rock,
leaving pictoglyphs and petroglyphs for posterity,
painstakingly recording things I perceived
on papyrus with a reed pen,
determined to leave for some unknown descendant
a record of my perception
of my life and times.
How else will the stories be told?

Monday, June 3, 2019


Quadrille Monday and there be
dragons!  Some of them might
be a nice exchange for some of the
stuff our children are being fed
in movies and television today.
 “Scuse me for being an old fogy!

Children believe in magic
They never get enough
But even Puff the Magic Dragon
Finally ran out of puff   

Guns, all sorts, are glorified
And used to harm or kill
 I wish Puff would just come back  
If we believe in magic,
 perhaps he will.