Thursday, April 11, 2019

April 10, 2019 National Poetry Writing Month

Kicking the Bucket

Thinks I would not like to do:
Jump out of a perfectly good airplane for any reason,
Live in Causton, Midsomer County,
Jump off a perfectly solid mountain in a wingsuit,
Ride the Dalton Highway with Alex Debogorski,
Jump off of Gilligan’s Island at Lake Arrowhead,
Hang out at Alex Honnold’s workplace.
Eat sushi.

Thinks I would like to do:
Reach the top of Wild Mountain,
Float in a swimming pool,
Cruise a California Highway 1 road trip,
Return to Paradise Hot Springs,
Go skinny dipping with friends.
Find John Handley’s family,
Hold my great-grandchildren.

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An homage to Sei Shōnagon

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