Sunday, July 31, 2011

fortune unfolding

today i am 60.
i have not yet made peace with that.
it may take a while. maybe a year.

then again, maybe not.

Sunday, July 17, 2011


i turn 60 two weeks from today.
i slide between amusement and dismay.
i did not expect to live this long,
i have but few words left for this song.
i turn 60 two weeks from today.

If I knew I was going to live this long, 
I'd have taken better care of myself.
  Mickey Mantle

Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.

Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.
Louis Kronenberger 

Friday, July 8, 2011


the snakes of summer are upon us.
beware the teeth of heat,
listen for the rattle of triple digits.
catch the sun
 coiled on skin
scaled with sweat.