NaPoWriMo Project Day 21 – Targeted


Found it a little troubling
When all those targeted ads
Stopped offering ‘Hot Chicks’
In my neighborhood

Substituting adult diapers
Insulin delivery systems
And reverse mortgages
As my choices

But I have no mortgage to reverse
Am able to hold my own
With the factory installed insulin delivery system
Thus assume algorithmic error

Feel compelled to log a support call
Bring back the ‘Hot Chick’ ads
Though too shy to actually contact them
I take comfort knowing they are there


NaPoWriMo Day 20 – Four Twenty

Four Twenty

Odd how my culture teaches writers
Readers are lost every time
You mention numbers

Then insists upon conveying complex
Cultural concepts with
Numeric meme

At risk of losing readers I offer a ten
Word example with
Six numbers

I would rather four twenty
Than nine eleven
Ten four?

That last stanza makes more sense
Than putting people in jail
Over a lost war


NaPoWriMo Project Day 19 – Mostly Worth the Wait

Slightly darker
for your consideration
an Angry Little Poem

Mostly Worth the Wait

The fact that I disliked him the moment I met him
Was an unexpected intuitive leap
Usually I take my time and learn
To dislike a person


NaPoWriMo Project Day 17

Going through the Motions

Just showing up
Pretending to care

Going through the motions
Sure you’ve been there

We’ve all been alone with someone
During threadbare love

And then engaged the cruise control
It’s a nonexclusive club

Went through them again today
While taking a pretty girl home

She could tell I was far away
Trying to write an honest poem


NaPoWriMo Day 15 – Crazy as a Loon

Crazy as a Loon

Watched the red sun setting
Howling at a harvest moon
Sky keeps on changing
Could be crazy as a silly loon

Seen blue eyes twinkle
Running wild in the morning dew
Shifting with the daybreak
Knew she was crazy too

Watched myself falter
Seen up-close what love can really do
Hunting with a heartbeat
Guess that’s kinda crazy too

Noticed them this morning
Waltzing round in silly pairs
Couplets without rhythm
Not a sane one there

Wacky people all around us
Could be several in this very room
Don’t look now, they might not notice
Unless you’re crazy as a silly loon


NaPoWriMo Project Day 14 – Not Quite a Feminist Observation

Not Quite a Feminist Observation

A moratorium on body part metaphor
Except male

Is based on not objectifying
The female

She smirked as that last word
Left her flag red lips

Never one to avoid a trap
I countered with this quip

That’s kind of like a moratorium on thought
Well, except the male

Knew at once my direct approach
Would very likely fail

Her eyes flashed hot untangled words
She moved in for the kill

You prick, we put up with unwanted
Male attention still

You dress up to be noticed then object when it works
You ass

(So close I feel a heartbeat throb
Coming from that lass)

Did you just use my backside to make your point?
Butt head

(Closer still, breath on my neck
Don’t recall what next I said)

Could not defend the intended metaphor
For the unintended range

But wondered if she might include
Body parts in the next exchange


NaPoWriMo Project Day 12

Not a Game

Her last words
Before casting off angry

Harboring low expectations
Is not the same as

Saw it coming
But found the dead reckoning

Need a way to
Express joy is not