Posts Tagged ‘yardwork’

Good Workout Results: Revolutionary ImproVerse Free Verse

June 20, 2017

I,
just now,
easily fit
into a waist size 36
pair of Levi 501 jeans
my son last wore
in the summer
of 2011.
(I know
because the Harry Potter ticket
was still in the front pocket).

I guess working
at cleaning house
and doing 10-plus hours
of yard work a day
and drinking
a lot of water
and worrying
really does pay off!

I haven’t fit in size 38 501s
for nearly a decade!

Pretty Great Love: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

March 1, 2014

Dad's gloves and blackberry thorns = showing loveA little greater/
love hath no dad than this: to/
clean thorns for his kids.

Wisdom on Her Fridge: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

October 10, 2010

Often, people have groups of words/phrases in little magnets on their refridgerators, which they then form into interesting, sometimes insightful, prose or poems. I met someone who was fond of that “fridge genre” … after I wrote this, I realized it could also apply to how I’d felt during my marriage. There are 3 alternative endings to the first line.

She could have wisdom (or romance, or Poe’try,)/
on her fridge. Instead, she chose/
to have yardwork done.

OR
She could have wisdom/
on her fridge. She chose getting/
her lawn mowed instead.