The shriek awakens me,
suspended as I hang
between two cocos palms.
The hammock having carved
' Yes, Mother, I do KNOW that age obliges.
It starts, you say, at eighty, so beware.
It does enhance your own idea of 'righteous',
as it allows you to transform myopic stare
Sending two earlobe kisses your way
you have certainly spiced up my day
and the next time I doodle
it's for you a big strudel
'Your illness is not curable,
we need to pull the plug right now,
conditions that are terminal
cannot be paid for by us all.'
His name was Malcolm,
he hustled next to me
behind the counter of
For those of you who are obese,
who never know just when to cease
obsessive and incessant stuffing,
who walk upstairs with lots of huffing,
To those who give us stress, God bless!
It took me decades, I confess
to see a reason in each mess
which is, I venture a small guess,
I look around for strictly scientific reasons,
to ascertain just what it is that makes the diff.
I spend considerable time here on the beach in all four seasons,
and while observing all and finally asking if
The student asked, 'what is it then',
the answer came as it must come.
So here's a little lesson:
A naked mass of protoplasm,