Stagger Street Sonnets

iambic often but always pentameter with couplet ending

Cherry

Perchance to Dream

I'm listening to my muse sighing lies A voice so sweet could never tell the truth So if my typing takes you by surprise Or illuminates the notions of...

Department 1535

Dear unhappily married Rubenesque Woman, kind and still waiting for Godot, Try the breaking rules guy, he needs good sex; He sounds like he's ready...

On Stagger Street

From the highway where teardrops are the toll We hear the wailing of lugubrious souls Tuned with those too silent to recover From the siren song of...

A Caw After Eating Egg Rolls

Finished eating egg rolls and fried wontons Celebrating months of celibacy Wondering while sitting on my futon Where bald faced coincidence would...

Bunk Bark Grub

I got wool in my mystery meat. Big Sam yells out, "Mine musta been a blonde". We don't know what the hell it is we eat. I'm certain that it has been...

Stilletto Life On Stagger Street

At the end of the play, the truth remains, The authority of female insight An invitation for masculine change. Stiletto steps puncturing; feather...

Winter's Last Bark

Southwesterly Winds blew through Stagger Street. We drove to the airport to say goodbyes. Cold temperature rendered teardrops to sleet. Blue sleet...

Seth Thomas Clock Ticking

I wrote this morning until five to four On the ornate hands of Seth Thomas clock, I could have stayed up and written some more, Instead hit the rack...

Celebrating Midnight Mary

He got him some cigars and some scratches For the price of a Yankee Budweiser. Some chips full of horses and radishes To remember a birthing, oh yes...

Serene

Don't get me wrong. I am happy with my writing "career"/ compulsion I've always had the readers that I want to have. I imagine all of you when I...

Bezo

My daughter has a pet snail named Bezo. He's managed to survive several weeks. Bezo the snail makes life look so ease-o. He comes out of his home...

Shadow Box Pleasure

Every day It becomes easier Not to write Perhaps someday it will become impossible to begin when the deceptions and distractions That frolick...

Regifting in 9 Minutes

A Christmas Gift Jonathon Swift Satire Parody Paradiddle Ringo Starr Keith Moon Month of June swoon soon maroon Looney Tune Elmer Fudd Daffy Duck...