A Web You Weave


‘A story is

like something you

wind out of yourself.

Like a spider,

it is a web you weave,

and you love your story

like a child.”


~  Katherine Anne Porter

Elfje:            (Cinquain)



well made

rarer than rare

people, places and things



Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7


over the river
going to visit grandma
and through the forest

respect for family birthright
prideful genealogy



no, no, your other left


let us all take a trip to fantasy land
a place where everything is a one night stand
a place where fact and fiction are intermingled
a place where everyone’s vision is wrinkled

we’ll call the place california*
a place filled with tropical fauna and flora
also a place filled with fruits and nuts
everyone taking selfies of their butts

a sanctuary for felons and illegals
and we are not talking about sick eagles
daily fantasies produced by tv and movies
you can’t, won’t, don’t die when shot by an uzi

the whole place is cracked by the San Andreas Fault
every other producer charged with sexual assault
the fifth largest economy in the world
a place where the Mexican flag is unfurled

their representatives are poster children for term limits
their southern border like a sieve inhibits
politically and on the map they are as far left as you can go
they believe the feds have no right to know

we pray that someday their sanity may return
the unity of the nation should be their major concern




* The name California originates from the Spanish conquistadors,
after Califia, a mythical island paradise described in Las Serges de Esplandian
by Garcia Ordonez de Montalvo ​  (a Spanish romance written about 1510).
It most likely came from the Arabic word khalifa which means steward or leader.


ME and the Boss









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Spring Hill, FL, United States Two nice old folks just hanging out, not hurting a bug or anything larger. The years have been kind to us and we now we are enjoying our golden years reading and writing. We are grateful for the God given talents that we now use to help others. View all posts by merb010

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