Thursday, December 16, 2010

Haiku for Zach: Ecce Homo (Behold the Man)

Some day those eye buds
will blossom and you'll become
a beautiful man

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Haiku, for Z.A.P.

Those great big love buds
that seek to know this world. My
sweet sweet baby love.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Such a little boy
but you're such a miracle:
Those loving you eyes,,,,

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Haiku: for Z.A.P.

such big baby love
i feel for such a little boy.
my big baby love.

Monday, July 19, 2010


There we were all huddled together
in our citadel; the zealots resisting
the Romans, the biggest hypocrites of all,
the ones who crucified Christ, the Jew.

There was talk of murder and suicide
to save women from prostitution
and children from slavery.
We saw the Romans coming.
Die! said our leaders, as they killed wives
and children alike.

But I was alone: Nobody's wife;
nobody's child. So I did not die.

Instead I made my way down
the cliffs of Masada
and ran far, far away:
There was so much death
and misery
that I was unseen.

And that was so long ago.
Some old soul has since sneaked
into my body: I am not quite dead;
not really alive. Maybe a ghost.

I have returned to Masada:
I watch boys and girls
confirm their Jewish souls
somewhere near the foot
of the mount. I pray
as I search among the ruins
that I might find
a kindred or at least
friendly soul.

Sometimes, I do.


Saturday, March 6, 2010


It is time for spring to come;
for birds to find eaves
and leaves. Time for spring to come.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Funny Little Jokes from 2009, in No Particular Order Except, Perhaps, Degree of Hilarity

1.My sister tells me how lucky I am that I can still get around easily. A couple of nights later I break my femur bone and need not only patch-up surgery but also a new hip bone ("prosthetic") as well. (HA)

2.I wake up at 11 PM and attempt to go to the bathroom. On the way I slip on the glossy cover of a seed and bulb catalogue and end up in big trouble (see above.) (HAHA)

3.Back in May I have a relatively small confrontation, all things considered, with Greg and never see him again.(HAHAHA)

4.All of his worldly belongings are in my apartment.(HAHAHEE)

5.My post-cancer hair grows in straight as sticks, and I grow breasts. The latter and the former I fervently wished for some 50 years ago. Just a little late.... (HEEHEE)

6.I seek out a therapist to complain about all the horn dogs a single woman encounters, and he turns out to be the biggest horn dog of all (with the exception MAYBE of Tiger Woods.) HEEHEEHEE

7.I end up in a nursing/rehab facility where the toilet continually overflows. The attendants keep telling us not to worry because urine is sterile. (However, it can be SLIPPERY: not the best environment in which to heal a broken leg and hip.) HOHO

8.The doctors think I have an extremely rare heart condition that is causing me to lose potassium. Consequently I have to wait for three days in the emergency room until my K levels go up, and hip surgery can be performed. Turns out the problem was the wrong blood pressure medicine, but I have to say the EKG's, the Haltar Monitor and the echogram were all extremely interesting and great fun. In addition I am told that my lifelong fear of mitral valve prolapse was unfounded, but I immediately discover something else to obsess over: viz. an adrenal adenoma.

9.Fred turns out to be my best and most loyal friend. (YAY!)

10.I learn from Marlene, Karen, Belle and other people from the past such as Lilly Rudolph to eat, eat, eat, smile, smile smile and laugh, laugh laugh at all the silly little jokes life throws (with a terrible vengeance) in our way. HRUMPH

11.It now turns out that CAT scans cause new cancers!!!!!! (I've only had a couple dozen or so.)

2009: Those were the days my friends..... (Hardyhardyheeheehohohaha)