Everyone needs a thneed

Fuji apples spill lethargically

a joyous bounty

yellow and red and orange

cascading downwards endlessly

but upstream–trouble

do you step up or do you portage

spinning, rushing, drifting

rocks gash and slash at the surface

thunderous surge and quick lightning

turning, paddling, splashing

but downstream–bliss

or close to it at least

soaked everywhere despite precautions

at the mercy of the beast

is where you’ll know it the least

no time for thought, just reaction

most merciful beast I entreat ye



Luna Lunes

passion embedded in the reeds

as they gaze at the pale small moon

shyly, at first, then brazenly and flagrantly

it consumed everything it undulated in cold circles

spiraling towards bliss

a cat watched from a distance

it licked its paw

and pondered the deepest of inquiries

in its little kitty brain

with thoughts of yarn and mice interwoven in warm squares

toasty winters of icy spectacles

land on your feet, feline friend

else find yourself an ugly end

one of one less than ten

but let’s not get bogged down by details

when such opportunity abounds

let your problems melt away

put pen to paper let your mind stray

and it’s all good, ask the gato

there’s more to it all than sex and violence

despite the soap operas

the bird calmly coasts over it all

chirping shrilly