Friday, May 30, 2008

White Lies

a lie is a lie
for whatever reason told
in stripes or in plaid

Monday, May 26, 2008

Elephant

dignified creature
enormous gray and thick-skinned
you never forget

Friday, May 23, 2008

Forgetfulness

This was not written
at the last minute, oh no!
I swear it wasn't.

Lying
Okay, so I lied.
But just the tiniest bit.
I didn't mean to.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Writer's Block

a blank page, a pen
Silence. *tumbleweed rolls by*
where is that damn muse?

Friday, May 16, 2008

Finding the Right Word

glimmering gleaming
glowing beaming radiant
shimmering shiny

Monday, May 12, 2008

The Ballad of Haiku Jill

a lady there was
and they called her Jill Jane Jones
as it sounded fine

born in sunny June
but icy as December
beautiful as snow

couldn't love or laugh
couldn't cry, hate, or scowl
couldn't sing or dance

dawn until the dusk
did her work without complaint
didn't ask a thing

ever by herself
evening and morning too
ever in silence

Fate spoke out one day:
form seventeen syllables
from thoughts in your mind

give them room to breathe
give them sushine, Jill Jane Jones
give them all but rhyme

haikus you'll call them
Haiku Jill is who you'll be
heaven bless you, dear

I think you can guess
if she listened to Fate's words
it's in the title...

Friday, May 9, 2008

Pink

flamingos grapefruit
girly stuff usually
piglets bubblegum

Barbie
cool blonde cool smile
an impossible figure
world domination

Monday, May 5, 2008

Brown

chocolate pecans
earth wood coffee grizzly bears
said chocolate, right?

Evil Genius
you thought this would be
about chocolate, but HA!
it isn't! fooled ya!

Friday, May 2, 2008

White

blank paper cotton
polar bears regular sheep
swans snow ice milk light

Blank Paper
infinite choices
possibilities questions
I am NOT freaked out