Jan 18, 2018

Why No Signs Saying Homeless Americans Welcome?

Why only signs saying "Refugees Welcome Here"?

Why no signs welcoming homeless Americans, homeless veterans, homeless teens, or help for pregnant teens?

Because no one is threatening to deport homeless Americans, homeless veterans, pregnant teens, or homeless teens. We simply ignore their plight instead of threatening to deport them.

Now why not share the truth just as fervently as you shared the lies?

Jan 17, 2018

Maybe Frosty Can Dig You Out

Be Careful What You Wish For
Twelve inches, Twelve inches, was that what you planned?
It's still coming down-- all you can stand.
They've closed all the schools, the buses can't go
just because, you wanted some snow.
You pantry is empty, cupboard is bare;
you need to go shopping but no one is there.
The stores are all closed, restaurants closed too.
I guess you'll be boiling your old leather shoes.
The power's gone out, you can't build a fire
so you put on more clothes, pile the covers up higher.
You're trapped in your house with no place to go
because you thought you wanted some snow.

Jan 16, 2018

The Secret Life Of The Parking Meter

A Parking Meter Reminisces

In Chicago, we're slaves to Abu Dhabi,
and in Nashville, Los Angeles too.
In Pittsburgh, we slave to grifters
and the nation is getting its due.
The Emirates stand upon our necks,
leave us choking on their brew
while the Goldmans auction us thru the banks
and we dream of the life we once knew.

A tip of the meter to an anonymous parking meter for pointing me to the secret information for this, the latest in my series, The Parking Meters Tell All, a Parking Meter Poetry exclusive report.What were you expecting, Page 3 Girls?

Jan 15, 2018

Make Up Your Mind

Failure to keep an open mind begins with making decisions before their time is due.

Jan 14, 2018

UFO Spotted In Greensboro

I saw a flying saucer when I was a kid. The year was about 1962 and it was hot, the middle of summer. The UFO was blue-green and wobbled as it flew above the trees. I saw it go down in the woods not far from my house so my brother and I ran to investigate.

UFOs and space exploration were constantly in the news back then as the US-Russian Space Race was in high gear and President Kennedy was talking about sending men to the Moon. I was certain we were about to make the greatest scientific discovery of all time. We found an inflatable kiddy pool where the flying saucer had gone down.

Things are not always what they seem.

As we carried it home a girl from several blocks away came running down the street shouting that a whirlwind had carried her pool away. She was hopeful that her daddy could patch the holes.

Jan 13, 2018

Some Relationships Were Never Meant To Be

I always had a thing for Tequila. I almost married her but she didn't speak English and I don't speak Spanish so I couldn't ask her.

Jan 12, 2018

Doing The Southside Shuffle

Drunks can really be fools. About 30 years ago when I was driving tow trucks for a living I got a call one night to unlock a car over in Southside. When I got there everyone was drunk. I mean, bad drunk. I started unlocking the car but before I got it unlocked some dude drove by and tossed a brick out of his window and busted out one of the windows of my customer's car. One of the guys in the group looked at the owner of the car and in a slurred voice said, "See, I told you tow truck drivers could unlock cars."

The guy thanked me and paid me, all the while not realizing someone had thrown a brick through his window.

I just took my money and figured this white boy should be getting the hell out of Southside.
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