Gift of Time

Anniversaries
slow from the material
as we age grateful

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Why is rain a depressant?

Last year I quit at this time with my April silly poems. This time I intend to forge on through to the end of April for four whole days more! Will the craziness never end?

Our survey says…. no.


Why is rain a depressant?

Ways meteorologic
would question what’s wrong with
me
as the sky ain’t depressing
it’s repressing
in its low pressing front

so why?

The plants love it.
The crops need it.

And it prevents forest fires
contrary to what Smokey says

So why so glum?
Why does it moodify us so?
Is it the air above
being less weighty
isn’t pushing on our lids enough?

Perhaps someone got soaked walking this morning?

But is that such a bad thing?
We could all be less dirt-bound

Aim the chin up
and open up

Gotta be happy
as you may soon be dry.

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Who knows?

When you tell me
secure
sure
full of
yourself
that I’m wrong and you’re right

I think
quietly
how sad to be you

what killed
your wonder?

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Up on the Heights

I walk in other steps
along the top
of the cliff
above the Niagara River
my wife at my side

Isaac Brock and Thomas Moore
strolled on the McFarland farm
long ago now
but before turning hero
and famed poet.

These are gentler times
now, with
overpriced food,
tourists
and buses loaded with them
from one wine tasting to another.

We walk
look at the trees
and try to imagine
what it was like
before we have to get back
to reality.

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Exciting Times

The President says this
is the most exciting time
to live
while Shakespeare’s bardy bones
turn 400
to be or not to be
that is the question of me wondering
if he’s right
Obama
not
Will
Is this the exciting part?
Am I missing it?

Could be
I’m not biding
my own time
enough

Could be
I need more
self help

Self medication

I heard the news today
oh boy

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In need of a tour

man I’d love to wined
my way through the Escarpment
now. Please make it so

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Maybe the poet is

Oh you don’t like that?
So sorry. I thought the Job
was to discomfort.

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