uptight angels

there are explosions outside my window this night
is this what Francis Scott Key heard
great booms
could be thunder claps
I’d love to see sprites and elves on this darkened day
did you know sprites and elves hover above the clouds
they mess around with the angels and the saints
red sprites and blue elves
lightening firing electricity
enough to piss off the winged folk
not nearly enough to rattle Zeus
he knows it’s fairy playin’
Zeus is a cool cat
angels not so much, they don’t like when their curls go flat
maybe that’s the problem with the world
too many uptight angels up there
and down here

Angel Cone

Angel Cone

angel cone created before Christmas and previously published…a guilt story behind my cone angel…sorry grandma

the five mountains: a little saggy humor

kids,
as you saunter down the road of life
skippin’ down arbitrary routes
some planned, others not so much
there’s gonna be five mountains

you’ll notice after comin’ round that first mountain
some of the sun grabbed at your skin while you were playin’ outdside
there are a few epidermical things you didn’t start out with
continue on passed the shadow-casting, grandfather clock
ignore him, he likes clangin’ abruptly

you’ll notice after comin’ round that second mountain
the moon tugged a bit too hard during those deep nights
gravity’s mojo is wearin’ off and things are lettin’ loose
continue on passed the sexy, glass timepiece modeled after Sophia Loren
even she can’t stop the sands from pourin’

you’ll notice after comin’ round that third mountain
the last two mountains are now obliterated from view
there are boxes and jars everywhere with taped promises of renewal
along with heavy-duty inversion boots and a thick pamphlet:
how to minimize life’s lines by hanging upside down just ten minutes a day

you’ll notice after comin’ round that fourth mountain
the journey has been exceptionally difficult
you’ve been tryin’ to walk on your hands
while wearin’ your heavy-duty inversion boots
you decide it’s time to retake control of your feet

you’ll notice after comin‘ round the fifth mountain
you shoulda stayed on your feet round the fourth
you start laughin’ at yourself with teeth that may or may not be yours
and then there it is, the reason you made it round all those other mountains
your old friend

a smile
remember?
the one you were born with… 🙂

Sexy Skeleton

Sexy Skeleton

Born months ago with Prisma pencils, I’ve shown this gal a few times, she always makes me smile 🙂

…and now for mountain six…