light verse: results 1–14 of 14
They all climbed up on a high board fence—
Nine little Goblins, with green-glass eyes—
Nine little Goblins that had no sense,
And couldn't tell coppers from cold mince pies;
And they all climbed up on the fence, and sat—
And I asked them what they were staring at.
Mr. Fix-It, you're no passkey Schneider,
eager to put your key in my Julie.
Oh, but say the word, my big star lucky —
I'll curtsey like a love-hungry spider.
…a third-grader with cornrows in her hair
and skin the color of walnut, asks me:
"Is it true that men always want
to know what women are thinking?"
Jenny kiss'd me when we met,
Jumping from the chair she sat in;
Time, you thief, who love to get
Sweets into your list, put that in!
Let us drink and be merry, dance, joke, and rejoice,
With claret and sherry, theorbo and voice!
You needn't be trying to comfort me,
I tell you my Dolly is dead!
There's no use in saying she isn't
With a crack like that in her head.
Mother lying on the couch coughing fire,
the death of applause. Father puddled on the floor,
paycheck spent on modeling glue. Sisters, brothers.
Burn the couch, the television…
…this morning I was
in a pale yellow Tupperware bowl on the way into Boston…
since regaining all my faith
sweet whipped cream for instance.
Man walks into a bar with his dog and says to the bartender, "You wanna buy this dog? He recites poetry."
said the sign
in the parking lot
After a bath
my very clean ass