Some Silly Poems
I write a lot of serious poetry, but I also like to go out on a limb once in awhile to try my hand at some silliness. In fact, when I was 18 and 19, all I did was write fun, silly, and wacky stuff. Somewhere along the years, I lost my ability to write silly poems.
As a habit, I try to write some silly or off the wall at least once a month. It can be a flash of reality, or complete fantasy—as long as it is different from the serious stuff I like to squeeze out of my brain. I’ve had to search through old journals to find these, which is always an enlightening journey, but here are a few of my dalliances.
Too tired tonight, locking up,
to pretend I’m a super spy.
push the ejector button, new
back-up tape in hand:
Code name is Blue Malibu.
Stealing government data,
maybe new missile blueprints,
or a nuclear-bio-atomic-virus
weapon thingy. Less than forty seconds
left to get out of the building.
But, tonight, too tired to pretend,
I simply switch the IT tape—
nobody cares about the non-profit
computer backup. Slowly slip
downstairs, set alarm, out the backdoor.
Tomorrow I’ll worry about the
man in the bushes who took
my picture, who IDs me
and blows my cover.
Tonight, I’m too tired.
This poem is like a woman—
Not easy to understand,
but worth the effort.
Drinks around the table:
gin & tonic, rum & diet, whiskey sour.
Wednesday, hump day, drink day.
Afternoon drinks in a bar,
respectable, like a man with
The killer comes quickly,
carrying his knife. Memory.
A stab of steal under your eyes,
still sharp, into your eyes, through your skull.
He holds his gun, the bright
spark of a fired bullet – a blinding
snap against your head – bang-
banging. Your brain banging
against its skull.
Where’s the damn snooze button?
It Sucks Like Monday
I woke up
after a morning of eternal
errands, and a merciless
dentist’s drilling – the raw
reality when the numbness fades.
Who could stand the
thirteen year old boy cousin
--who knows everything in the world?
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